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Assessing the components of health-related physical fitness

Assessing the components of health-related physical fitness

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Standards

CA PE standards (8th grade):

3.1   Assess the components of health-related physical fitness (muscle strength, muscle endurance,
       aerobic capacity, flexibility, and body composition) by using a scientifically based health-related
       physical fitness assessment.

3.2   Refine individual personal physical fitness goals for each of the five components of health-related
       physical fitness, using research-based criteria.

3.3   Plan and implement a two-week personal physical fitness plan in collaboration with the teacher.

4.1   Develop a two-week personal physical fitness plan specifying the proper warm-up and cool-down
       activities and the principles of exercise for each of the five components of health-related physical
       fitness.

4.3   Identify ways of increasing physical activity in routine daily activities.



Objectives

--Students will be able to identify the components of health-related physical fitness.

--Students will be able to identify workout methods that focus on the different components of health-related physical fitness. 

--Students will be able to differentiate the sub-components of health-related physical fitness.

General outline of five components of health-related physical fitness

Here is a web source that outlines the components of health-related physical fitness. Use this as a starting point to identify which area(s) of physical fitness you would like to improve in and how.

Cardiorespiratory endurance

Here is a web source that has examples of ways to test your cardiorespiratory endurance AND exercises to improve on it.

Muscular Strength

Here is a web source that has an in depth look at muscular strength and example exercises to improve your muscular strength

Muscular Endurance

Here is a web source that goes over muscular endurance and ways to improve in this area.

Body Composition

This web source goes over how to measure your body composition and ways to improve in this area of health-related physical fitness.

Flexibility

This web source goes over the importance of flexibility and stretches that improve flexibility in different areas of the body.

One big question

Access the google form lined below and answer the one big question