Circuit Training Vocabulary
Middle School Personal Fitness Study Guide
Aerobic Fitness – activities which force the body to use a large amount of oxygen for an extended period of time
Agility – ability to change and control the direction of your body while in motion
Body Composition – ratio of body fat to lean muscle body mass (including water, bone, muscle and connective tissue)
Cardiovascular fitness – ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen to muscles for an extended period of time.
Coordination – ability to use the senses together with body parts during movement.
Flexibility – the ability to move a body part through a full range of motion at a joint.
Health-related fitness – Involves activities that you do to try improve your physical health and stay healthy, particularly in categories of the five health-related fitness
- cardiovascular fitness
- muscular strength
- muscular endurance
- body composition
Muscular endurance – the ability to exercise despite fatigue or stress for a long period of time.
Muscular strength –Maximum amount of force a muscle can exert against an opposing force.
**Muscular strength and endurance are the factors related to becoming stronger
Power – ability to do strength performances at a maximum pace, combination of both speed and muscular strength.
Skill-related fitness components – factors related to becoming a better athlete which include; speed, coordination, balance, reaction time, agility and power.