CSCS Vocabulary

  1. Adduction
    The movement of a body part toward the midline of the body.
  2. Absolute
    The actual weight of body fat even thou your body is composed of both muscle and fat.
  3. Abduction
    The movement of a body part away from the midline of the body.
  4. Aerobic Capacity
    The total amount of work that can e performed by the aerobic energy system.
  5. Aerobic Fitness
    The ability to perform prolonged periods of work without getting tired. During aerobic exercise, you should be able to carry on conversation.
  6. Ambient heart rate
    Your heart rate during the day when you aren't really doing anything, but it's not truly resting either. Take it at the same time, in the same circumstances, daily.
  7. Amino Acids
    Refer to the building blocks of protein.
  8. Anaerobic Exercise
    Exercise done for a short period of time usually 1 to 2 minutes, uses a lot of oxygen, develops speed, but does not develop overall fitness.
  9. Antioxidants
    Specific vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that protect the body against free radicals.
  10. Basal metabolic rate or BMR
    The rate at which the body burns calories over a 24-hour period, while at complete rest.
  11. Blood pressure
    refers to the pressure within the arterial system caused by blood flow.
  12. Body composition
    Refers to the make up of lean and fat tissue in the body.
  13. Body mass index (BMI)
    Numerical equivalent of over or underweight, derived from an equation utilizing body weight and height.
  14. Calisthenics
    Exercises that use body weight as resistance.
  15. Calorie.
    Measure of the energy value of food.
  16. Carbohydrates
    Refer to one of the six nutrients used by the body for energy. Dietary sources of carbs include sugars, grains, rice, potatoes and beans. 1 gram=4 cals.
  17. Cardiorespiratory fitness
    Health-related component of physical fitness that relates to the ability of the circulatory respiratory systems to supply oxygen during sustained physical activity.
  18. Cardiovascular
    Refers to the heart and blood vessels.
  19. Carotid pulse
    pulse located on the carotid artery that is located down from the corner of the eye, just under the jawbone.
  20. Cellulite
    Subcutaneous fat.
  21. Cellulose
    Type of Carb that is composed of glucose Sugars.
  22. Cholesterol
    refers to the lipids found only in animal products and produced by the body.
  23. Circuit training.
    Refers to a training technique that involves moving form one exercise to another usually 10 to 12. Each exercise works a different muscle group until each muscle has been worked.
  24. Cool down
    Refers to the part of an exercise program that follows the workout and reduces the heart rate.
  25. Crunches
    Isolate the abs reducing stress on the lower back
  26. Dehydration
    refers to the loss of fluids from the body to below normal levels
  27. Diuretic
    refers to any agent that increases the flow of urine.
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CSCS Vocabulary
CSCS Vocabulary