This core examines the scientific foundations of human movement. In this module, students explore how the body moves and why it moves in particular ways. Students focus on the relationships between anatomy, physiology, fitness, biomechanics and efficient human movement.
Types of Muscle Contraction This website provides information on isotonic (concentric, eccentric), isometric and eccentric muscle contraction. There are links to quizzes at the bottom.
Movement Analysis This website by Brian Mac Sports Coach provides detailed movement analysis of sprinting, throwing, racket strokes, jumping and kicking.
Health-related components of physical fitness This website describes the health-related components of fitness - cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition - with examples of activities that use these fitness components of fitness.
Skill-related components of physical fitness This website describes the skill-related components of fitness - power, speed, agility, coordination, balance and reaction time - with examples of activities that use these fitness components of fitness.
FITT Principle This website by Workout Australia outlines the FITT principle of training to both Cardiorespiratory Training and Resistance Training.
Biomechanics This website by Brian Mac Sports Coach outlines various biomechanical principles such as distance and displacement, speed and velocity, acceleration, force, angular kinematics, linear kinetics and angular kinetics.
Biomechanical analysis of a basketball free throw. This is a paper written by a PE teacher. The Basketball Free Throw has been analysed in relation to the following biomechanical principles: Newton's Laws; Law of Gravitation; Momentum; Summation of Forces; Kinetic Chain; Projectile Motion; and the Magnus Effect.
Apply biomechanics to improve technique. This is an excerpt of an article providing some historical examples of biomechanical principles being applied to improve technique.