As a continuation of last week blog’s post…below are engaging videos to help your student’s understand the health-related fitness components.
Again, we are using the names and definitions as found in the Australian Curriculum. If you haven’t seen the latest version of the Health & PE Glossary you can here – http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/health-and-physical-education/glossary
Health-related fitness components are those that are required for general health and fitness, allowing the body to function efficiently. Whilst they can also be important requirements in a vast number of sports and physical activities, a satisfactory level in these components is necessary for our overall health. These include components such as cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength.
Cardiovascular Fitness is defined as the ability of our heart and lung systems to cope with activity over a period of time. This video displays the highlights from the women’s 2014 PruHealth World Triathlon in London in which all athletes require an extremely high level of cardiovascular fitness. The distance of the event is a 1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10km run.
Flexibility is defined as the ability to move our joints through their full range of movement. This video introduces the phenomenal flexibility and stretching ability of three Cirque du Soleil contortionists.
Muscular Endurance is defined as the ability of a single muscle or muscle group to work very hard for a limited period of time. This video shows the same muscles being repeatedly used throughout the men’s 1500m wheelchair race from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Muscular Strength is defined as the maximum force that can be applied by a muscle group to an immovable object. This video helps student’s understand why muscular strength is important for our health…not just in sports.
We hope you can add these videos to your teaching repertoire and further engage your student’s understanding of fitness components.
Click the link below for an academic vocabulary task that you can give your students to use alongside these videos. Please refer to our previous blog post for our pick of skill-related fitness component videos.
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