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Guide to IB Physical Education Class
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5 Components of Fitness


Cardiovascular Endurance- the ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to deliver oxygenated blood to the muscles of the body to be used as fuel for sustained physical work.

Muscular Strength- the ability of an individual to contract a skeletal muscle numerous time over a long period of time.

Muscular Endurance- the ability of a muscle to contract with great force one time.

Flexibility- the range of motion that is possible around a joint.

Body Composition- a comparison of the relative amounts of lean body weight and fat tissue in the body.


Click here for link to "cardio" info

 Click here for link to muscle strength info

Click here for link to physical activity info



Fitness testing will be done 3 times each semester.

Aerobic capacity is tested with the PACER

Muscle Strength, Endurance & Flexibility is tested with the Back-Saver Sit and Reach, Push-up, Curl-up and Trunk Lift

Body Composition is Percent Body Fat

 Click here for Fitnessgram information


FIT Principle


The FIT Principle stands for frequency, intensity, and time.

Frequency is the number of training sessions per week.

Intensity is the training load which can be resistance, speed, or heart rate.

Time is either actual time or the number of repetitions performed in an exercise.

A person can develop a training program that leads toward improvements in the 5 components of fitness by adjusting one or all three of these variables.


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