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Gym vocab

TermDefinition
artery A blood vessel which carries oxygen-rich blood away from heart to the cells of the body.
blood A fluid composed of red and white blood cells, plasma, and platelets that carries nourishment and oxygen to and waste products away from the cells in the body.
blood vessel An artery, vein, or capillary through which blood circulates in the body.
cardiovascular system A closed one-way system, composed of the heart, blood vessels and blood, that provides oxygen to all the cells of the body.
diaphragm. A muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen and is used to control breathing.
heart A muscular organ which pumps blood throughout the body with repeated automatic contractions.
lung A sack-like organ in which air is exchanged with carbon dioxide as part of the respiration process.
plasma A fluid in which other parts of the blood are suspended.
respiratory system A system of organs, including the lungs, mouth, diaphragm, and bronchial tube, which transfers oxygen to the blood and expels carbon dioxide from the blood.
vein A blood vessel which carries deoxygenated blood to the heart from the cells of the body
maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) Maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise.
dynamic flexibility The ability to move a joint through its range of motion with little resistance.
static flexibility The ability to assume and maintain an extended position.
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