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Fitness Unit 3

PE Vocabulary Fitness Unit 3

Obesity Having a body fat percentage and/or BMI that is too high
Sedentary Not taking part in physical activity on a regular basis
Target Heart Rate The rate at which the heart should beat during aerobic exercise
Isometric Exercise a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction (compared to concentric or eccentric contractions, called dynamic/isotonic movements) ie: our stretches, planks, 6 inches, wall pushes, etc
Isotonic Exercise Exercise in which isotonic muscular contraction is used to strengthen muscles and improve joint mobility ie: Lifting weights, bench press, push ups, squats, etc
Static Stretching Slow and smooth stretches; used to stretch muscles while the body is at rest
Ballistic Stretching a form of passive stretching or dynamic stretching in a bouncing motion
Concentric To shorten muscle length
Eccentric To increase muscle length
Cool down A series of activities to help the body recover after a workout; usually consists of a heart cool-down (movements done at a slower pace than the workout to slow the heart) and a muscle cool-down and stretch (stretching exercises; stretch without bouncing)
Created by: coachtrues