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PCS PE Fitness May

PCS PE Fitness-May

TermDefinition
Physical Fitness Capacity of your body’s systems to work together to allow you to be healthy and effectively perform activities of daily living.
Muscular Endurance Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or muscle group to repeat a movement many times or to hold a particular position for an extended period of time.
Circuit Training Performance of different exercises one after another, separated only by brief breaks, with the goal of keeping your heart rate up
Curl-up Test Used to test Muscular Endurance
Hypertrophy Increase in Muscle Fiber Size
Absolute Strength Strength measured by how much weight or resistance you can overcome regardless of body size
Relative Strength Strength adjusted to your body size
Plyometrics The type of training designed to increase athletic performance using jumping and hopping causing length of muscle flowed by shortening
Intrinsic Motivation Reason for doing something that comes from within. Ex) Desire to be more fit.
Power Capacity to use strength quickly, involves both speed and strength.
Strength Maximum amount of force that your muscles can produce.
Range of Motion The amount of movement in a specific joint that is safe and productive.
Principle of Overload The most basic law of physical activity, which states that the only way to produce fitness and health benefits through physical activity is to require your body to do more than it does.
Flexibility Ability to use your joints thru a wide range of motion without injury
Interval Training Type of training that uses bouts of high intensity exercises followed by periods of rest.
Created by: cboula