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Physiology = the functions and processes of the human body

Flexibility = the range of movement around a joint

Peak = at your very best - the best prepared period for you to be able to perform

Inclusion = a policy that no one should experience barriers to learning as a result of their disability, heritage, gender, special educational needs, ethnicity, social group, sexual orientation, race or culture

Equestrian = relating to horseback riding or horseback riders

Physique = the form, size and development of a person's body

Metabolic = the whole range of biochemical processes that occur within us

Power = the combination of speed and strength

Maximal Strength = the greatest amount of weight that can be lifter in one go

Body Composition = the percentage of body weight that is fat, muscle and bone

Musculature = the system or arrangement of muscles on a body

Somatotypes = different body types based on shape, most commonly endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph

Dehydration = the rapid loss of water from the body

Landscape = the aspect of the land characteristic of a particular region 

Challenge = a test of your ability or resources in a demanding situation

Risk = the possibility of suffering harm, loss or danger

Competitive = an activity that involves some form of contest, rivalry or game

Recreational = any form of play, amusement or relaxation performed as games, sports or hobbies

Periodisation = the different parts of a training programme

General Fitness = a sate of general good health and to be able to carry out activities at a relatively low cost


Local Muscular Fatigue = when a muscle, or group of muscles, is unable to carry on contracting and movement stops

Apprehensive = fearful about the future

Motivation = your drive to succeed and desire and energy to achieve something

Stress Fracture = a break in the bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load or constant pounding on a surface such as by running

Tennis Elbow = a painful injury or inflammation of the tendon attached to the elbow joint

Dilated = enlarged, expanded or widened 

Sprains = the overstretched or tearing ligaments at a joint

Strains = the over stretching of a muscle rather than a joint

Gaseous Exchange = the process where oxygen is taken in from the air and exchanged for carbon dioxide 

Alveoli = small air sacs in the lungs where gaseous exchange takes place

Intercostal Muscles = abdominal muscles in between the ribs which assist in the process of breathing 

Sternum = the chest or breastbone

Glycogen = the main form of carbohydrate storage, which is converted into glucose as needed by  the body to satisfy its energy needs

Lactic Acid = a mild poison and waste product of anaerobic respiration

Heart Rate = the number of times your heart beats in one minute, which is one contraction and relaxation on the heart

Pulse = a recording of the rate per minute at which…


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