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CSET PE vocab

Abduction moving a part of the body away from the axis or middle of the body.
Adduction moving a part of the body toward the axis or middle of the body
Asthma a controllable, chronic disorder, characterized by sudden attacks of coughing and difficulty breathing.
Biomechanical principles the forces governing the interaction of the body w/the natural universe (gravity,etc.) These include ball handling-related concepts of force projection and force absorption.
Body composition the ratio of fat tissue to muscle and other lean tissues in the body.
cardio-respiratory endurance the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to continue supplying oxygen to the body during prolonged exercise.
diabetes a controllable, chronic disorder, requiring insulin treatment and dietary monitoring to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
fine motor skills movements using small muscle groups (writing, grasping, finger snapping,etc)
flexibility the ability of a joint to move in a range of motion (usually the wider the range, the better)
frequency in relation to exercise, how often an exercise is performed (every day, every other day, etc.)
gross motor skills movements using large muscle groups (running,throwing, catching, etc)
intensity In relation to exercise, how difficult an exercise session is (lifting with one pound vwithts vs. two pound weights)
locomotor movement movement that results in location change (bending, twisting, stretching, etc)
muscular endurance the ability of a muscle to perform repetitions of a task.
muscular strength the ability of a muscle to exert force on an object.
nonlocomotor movement movement that does not result in location change (bending, twisting, stretching, etc)
opposition when throwing a ball, the foot opposite the throwing hand steps forward.
overload in relation to fitness, the concept that the only way to progress is to increase the level of difficulty.
progression in relation to fitness, the concept that level of difficulty should be gradually increased, beginning at a difficulty level corresponding to the intial fitness level.
specificity in relation to fitness, the concept that specific types of exercise are appropriate in increase specific types of fitness (jogging for cardiovascular fitness, crunches for abdominal muscles)
time in relation to exercise, for how long an exercise is performed in a single session.
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