Personal Health and Fitness

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So what we're gonna cover now is some of the terminology that will be used throughout the course.

Now, the first terminology we're gonna use and we're gonna cover is tension. Now, what tension means is keeping something under tension, so you keep a resistance over time. Lateral is basically movement done on the side of the body, so from the body outwards. Anterior is in front of the body, posterior is movement done behind the body. Body weight is just referring to the weight of the body that you carry. Plyometrics is basically the word that's used for moving from one platform to another at a different level, using height. Body composition is basically what we use to describe the composition of an individual's body, so basically underweight, natural weight or overweight or obese.

Reps and sets. So reps and sets. The difference between the two is, reps is how many times back-to-back you're going to perform the movement. The sets is how many times you're going to repeat that amount of reps.

So what we're gonna cover now is some of the body parts that we're gonna be talking about during the course. The first two we're gonna cover are the bicep, which is at the front of the arm and the tricep that is at the back of the arm. The bicep is used for flexion, and the tricep is used for extension. Pectoral major is basically the majority of the pectoral muscle that runs across the front of the body. Obliques are the muscles that run down the side of the body to control the upright position of the body.

Core is a terminology used for the muscles in the centre of the body, which is the abdominal wall and also known as the abs. The pelvis is what's used to keep the hips together and keep the legs in line with the spine. Sternum, so the sternum is basically also the breast bone that runs down the centre of the body, that holds the front of the rib cage together. Hamstrings are the major muscles groups in the back of the leg that run down the back all the way down in towards the calf, quads is a shortened term for quadriceps, these are the major muscles in the front of the leg. Glutes are terminology used for the muscles in the back of the legs, also known as the buttocks. Now hopefully, the terminology we've covered will help you enjoy the course best you can, let's get started.