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What is ‘Motor’ Fitness ? Motor Fitness is also known as ‘Skill Related Fitness’ and this gives us a clue as to how these qualities help us when playing.

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2 What is ‘Motor’ Fitness ? Motor Fitness is also known as ‘Skill Related Fitness’ and this gives us a clue as to how these qualities help us when playing a game. Skill is the learned ability to carry out the result you want with maximum certainty and efficiency. There are 6 parts of skill related fitness and you have probably heard of at least some of these while taking part in your P.E. lessons. On the next page there will be 6 words and 6 definitions. Can you accurately match the right part of motor fitness to the right definition? Write the single words in pencil so that you can change things easily if you get one wrong ! Write them in pen when you are given the right answers.

3 Parts of Motor Fitness and their ‘jumbled-up’definitions A gility P ower C oordination R eaction Time B alance S peed The ability to hold a position without falling over The ability to move limbs in the fastest possible time The ability of the body to change direction and stop quickly The ability to respond to an event or stimulus happening in the shortest possible time The ability of the muscles to transfer energy or apply force as quickly as possible The ability of the body and senses to work together to produce fluent & controlled movement Remember the parts of motor fitness as C.R.A.P.B.S Task: Match the correct parts of Motor Fitness with the definitions below. Part of Motor FitnessDefinition

4 Parts of Motor Fitness and their definitions A gility P ower C oordination R eaction Time B alance S peed The ability to hold a position without falling over The ability to move limbs in the fastest possible time The ability of the body to change direction and stop quickly The ability to respond to an event or stimulus happening in the shortest possible time The ability of the muscles to transfer energy or apply force as quickly as possible The ability of the body and senses to work together to produce fluent & controlled movement Remember the parts of motor fitness as C.R.A.P.B.S Part of Motor FitnessDefinition This is how your table should look – Erase any mistakes you may have made.

5 C oordination Is the ability of the body and senses to work together to produce fluent & controlled movement This tennis serve relies heavily on Coordination as the eyes, hand and body must work smoothly to control the swing of the racket to meet the ball in the centre of the racket.

6 Reaction Time is the ability to respond to an event or stimulus happening in the shortest possible time Fact: Some top class sprinters can respond to the starting gun going off in 0.13 seconds and have extremely fast REACTION TIMES. Athletics sprint events begin with a sequence of events: Gun goes off Sound travels from gun to ear ear registers sound, sends impulse to brain brain processes sound, sends signal to start running. signal is received by muscles; sprinter goes The ruler drop test is a good way to measure Reaction Time

7 Agility is the ability to change direction and stop quickly In the following example athletes use Agility to beat a defender. Watch how he moves his body first to the right then swerves past the defender quickly in the opposite direction. HG9RiUbx0 Football Agility feLrw Basketball Agility

8 The Illinois Agility Run Test is conducted as follows: The athlete lies face down on the floor at the start point On the assistant's command the athlete jumps to his/her feet and sprints around the cones to the finish The assistant records the total time taken from his command to the athlete completing the course. Testing your Agility

9 Power is the ability of the muscles to transfer energy or apply force as quickly as possible In this Basketball practice the coach is trying to develop Explosive Strength or Power in the leg muscles. Testing Power -The Sergeant Jump 1 Reach up and record score ‘A’ on the wall marker. 2 Bend knees and swing arms to help gain height 3 Jump as high as possible and touch the scale. Record score B. Height jumped = Distance B – Distance A. 12 3

10 description / procedure: the person stands on one leg for as long as possible. scoring: time length of time person can stay in balance position equipment required: flat, non-slip surface, stopwatch, paper and pencil, bench variations: to increase the degree of difficulty, the test can be conducted with the person having their arms either by their sides, held out horizontally, or on their head. You could also conduct the test with their eyes closed for each of these variations too. A bench can be upturned and used to balance on to increase difficulty. Testing balance – the Flamingo Test Some Gymnastic skills make great demands on your ability to maintain stability Balance is the ability to hold a position without falling over

11 Fitness Testing Crossword Across 1 What is being tested if you do as many step-ups as you can in 3 minutes? Muscular _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9) 3 What does a grip dynamometer measure? (8) 6 What does the alternate hand wall throw measure? (12) 7 Name a piece of equipment that you need for the shoulder lift test. (5) 8 If you have a high aerobic fitness level your heart rate will be _ _ _ _ _ when resting and exercising. (5) 10 In the sergeant jump you jump as _ _ _ _ as you can. (4) 12 How many minutes do you run for in the Cooper test? (6) 13 Name one aspect of fitness that the 5m shuttle tests. (5) 15 Name a test that measures muscular power. (8,5,4) 17 Name one pulse point. (6,6) 21 In the Multistage fitness test what is short for Maximal Oxygen Consumption? (6) 22 What does the stork stand measure? (7) 23 Name a test that measures aerobic fitness. (5,4) 24 What does the ruler-drop test measure? (8,4) Down 2 Agility tests mean? (8,9) 4 A muscular endurance test must last for more than _ _ _ _ _ _ seconds. (6) 5 The Harvard fitness test uses what activity? (4,3) 8 If you have a high aerobic fitness level you can exercise for _ _ _ _ _ _ without feeling tired. (6) 9 What does the sit and reach test measure? (11) 11 Name a test that measures muscular endurance. (3,3) 14 What is recorded in the Cooper test? (8) 16 How many minutes do you work for in the Harvard step test? (4) 18 What does the Illinois _ _ _ _ _ _ _run test? (7) 19 Name a piece of equipment that you need for the sit and reach test. (5) 20 If you have a high aerobic fitness level you can use up more _ _ _ _ _ _ when you are exercising. (6)

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