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k12 PE Basics

PE Basics

TermDefinition
Cardiovascular Endurance Ability of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to function efficiently when a person is exercising the body.
Muscular Strength The amount of force the muscles can produce.
Flexibility The ability to move the joints through a full range of motion; a part of fitness that requires long muscles.
Body Composition The makeup of the body's tissues, including muscle, bone, body fat, and all other body tissues.
Muscular Endurance The ability to contract the muscles many times without tiring or to hold on contraction for a long time.
Exercise Physical activity that is done to help increase your physical fitness.
Type The activity you choose to build your fitness; part of the FITT formula.
Heart Rate The number of times the heart beats each minute.
Intensity How hard a person performs physical activity; part of the FITT formula.
Frequency How often physical activity is performed; part of the FITT formula.
Time How long a person performs an activity; part of the FITT formula.
F.I.T.T. Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type.
Rest The point where your body recuperates from energy expended.
Specificity The principle of specificity states that sports training should be relevant and appropriate to the sport for which the individual is training in order to produce the desired effect.
Overload Principle It means that in order to improve, athletes must continually work harder as they their bodies adjust to existing workouts.
Regularity Set up a regular schedule for exercising.
Progression As your fitness level improves, your training should become more difficult and the workload greater.
Created by: krittenour