Ch 3: Physical Fitness Overview

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter will give you an overview of physical fitness. With the help of resources such as videos, transcripts, lesson quizzes and a chapter exam, you can be sure that your studying experience will be a thorough one.

Physical Fitness Overview- Chapter Summary

This chapter presents lessons on physical fitness. Whether those lessons are on the benefits of regular physical activity or different ways you can prevent fitness injuries, you will master these crucial physical fitness topics with help from our professional instructors. The following topics will be explored in this chapter:

  • Components of physical fitness such as cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle strength
  • The impact that 30 minutes of exercise a day has on the body
  • Overload principle and specificity principle
  • Health-related fitness vs. skill-related fitness
  • Types of exercise programs
  • Importance of the principles of training
  • The effect on the whole body with movement
  • The way energy systems support physical activity
  • Goals of exercise physiology
  • Body's adaptations to physical activity
  • Factors that can affect the performance of physical activity
  • Metabolic processes made possible due to ATP

This chapter gives you the change to review concepts that you might have missed or have forgotten over time thanks to our resources in this chapter. Every lesson is accompanied with lesson quizzes that test your knowledge. If you miss anything on the quiz, that is okay. You have access to the chapter as many times as you need it until you feel you have mastered it and are comfortable to move forward.

14 Lessons in Chapter 3: Physical Fitness Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

1. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

2. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

3. Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

Physical activity is any movement of your muscles that uses energy. Physical activity helps you achieve better health, fitness and performance. Learn how the overload principle and specificity principle improve your fitness and performance.

Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

4. Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between health-related physical fitness and skill-related physical fitness. You will also gain a clear understanding of the characteristics that are health-related or skill-related.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

5. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

6. The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

In this lesson, you'll learn about the three principles of training and how to apply them to any fitness program. You'll also gain a clear understanding of why incorporating these principles into your exercise routine is necessary to improve fitness.

Interaction Among Body Systems & Movement

7. Interaction Among Body Systems & Movement

In this lesson we discuss how body systems interact to create movement. We explain how the eleven body systems are indeed interdependent and interconnected and how they actually work together in unison.

Using Energy Systems for Physical Activity

8. Using Energy Systems for Physical Activity

We all need energy to go about our daily lives and accomplish the goals that we set each day. However, many of us do not know how our body energy systems work. In this lesson we review ways energy systems are used for physical activity.

Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

9. Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

In this lesson, you will learn about exercise physiology and the role it plays in fitness. You'll also learn about the areas of specialization and goals of exercise physiology.

Physiological Effects of Physical Activity

10. Physiological Effects of Physical Activity

Frequent challenging physical activity does a body good. This lesson will discuss the ways that the body adapts to physical activity and the physiological changes that come from it. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Factors Affecting Physical Fitness & Performance

11. Factors Affecting Physical Fitness & Performance

What kinds of things impact physical fitness and performance, and how can teachers make the most of them? This lesson outlines factors impacting fitness and provides strategies to use in classrooms.

Muscle Metabolism: Synthesis of ATP

12. Muscle Metabolism: Synthesis of ATP

Did you know our muscles use billions of molecules every second to contract? This lesson describes the different metabolic processes by which ATP is generated by the muscle cell. Examples are utilized to define glycolysis, the citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation.

Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

13. Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

Injuries are a risk whenever you start a fitness program. Learn about ways to prevent common injuries, such as sprains and strains, as well as how to treat them using the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compress and elevate, in this lesson.

What is the FITT Principle? - Definition, Components & Examples

14. What is the FITT Principle? - Definition, Components & Examples

Everyone struggles with figuring out an exercise plan that works for them. One principle used in the fitness world is the FITT Principle. This lesson explains what FITT means and how to apply it to your exercise regimen.

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