NASM Vocabulary

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  1. The cumulative sensory input ti the central nervous system from all mechanorecptors that sense body position and limb movement
    Proprioception
  2. An unstable (yet controllable) physical situation in which exercises are performed that causes the body to use its internal balance and stabilization mechanisms
    Proprioceptively enriched environment
  3. How quickly a muscle can generate force
    Rate of force production
  4. The muscle that acts as the main source of motive movement
    Prime mover
  5. Sets of 2 exercises that are performed back-to-back without any rest time between them
    Superset
  6. The ability of the body's nerves to effectively send mesages to the body's muscles
    Neuromuscular efficiency
  7. Primary connective tissue that connects bones together and provides stability, input to the nervous system, guidance, and the limitation of improper joint movement
    Ligament
  8. Connective tissues that attach muscle to bone and provide an anchor for muscles to produce force
    Tendons
  9. The superior chamber of the heart that recieves blood from the veins and forces it into the ventricles
    Atrium
  10. The inferior chamber of the heart that recieves blood from its corresponding atrium and, in turn forces blood into the arteries
    Ventricle
  11. High-intensity, short-duration activity (heavy weight training, sprinting)
    Anaerobic Training
  12. Lower intensity, longer duration activity (walking)
    Aerobic
  13. Moving in the same direction as the resistance 
    Decelerates or reduces force
    Lengthening of the muscle 
    Eccentric
  14. No visible movement with or against resistance
    Dynamically stabilizes force
    Isometric
  15. Moving in opposite direction of force
    Accelerates or produces force 
    Shortening of the muscle
    Concentric
  16. PAR-Q
    Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire
  17. A questionnaire that is designed to help qualify clients for activety levels and identify those who may need medical attention
    PAR-Q
  18. Signifies the minimum blood pressure within the arteries through a full cardiac cycle
    Diastolic BP
  19. Reflects the blood pressure produced by the heart as it pumps blood to the body
    Systolic BP
  20. Measurable data that can be utilized to denote improvements in the client, as well as the effectiveness of the program
    Objective information
  21. Feedback from the client to the fitness professional regarding personal history
    Subjective information
  22. Capability to be elongated or stretched
    Extensibility
  23. The type of flexibility that is designed to improve muscle imbalances and altered joint motion
    Corrective flexibility
  24. The type of flexibility that is designed to improve the extensibility of soft tissue and increase neuromuscular efficiency by using reciprocal inhibition
    Active flexibility
  25. The type of flexibility that is integrated, multiplanar soft tissue extensibility, with optimum neuromuscular control, through the full range of motion.
    Movements without compensations
    Functional flexibility
  26. The ability to react to stimulus and change the motion of the body in all planes of motion
    Quickness
  27. The ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction quickly, while maintaining proper posture.
    Agility
  28. The ability to move the body in one intended direction as fast as possible
    Speed

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