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Glossary of DEP PQS 2 - Physical Readiness Program

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What is the state of being that includes strong, flexible muscles and an efficient system for getting oxygen & nutrients to the body.
Fitness
True/False: Fitness is only the absence of disease
FALSE
What are the 3 primary elements of a physical fitness program?
Aerobic (cardiovascular)
Muscular strength & endurance
Flexibility
What are activities such as running & swimming which help the heart, lungs & blood vessels become more effective at delivering muscles what they need to function – oxygen & glucose
Aerobic (cardiovascular) activities
What are activities such as push ups, curl ups, or weight training which help muscles become stronger and work repeatedly without undue fatigue.
Muscular strength & Endurance activities
What are stretching activities which are necessary to prevent injury to muscles & joints and allow efficient full range of motion.
Flexibility activities
What is the recommended exercise sequence to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury
Warm-up
Stretching
Physical Activity
Cool-down
Stretching
How often should the exercise sequence be conducted?
3-6 days per week
What are the 4 elements in the physical fitness/readiness test?
Sit-Reach
Push-ups
Curl-ups
1.5 mile run
What is required for the Third Class Swimmer certification?
Enter water feet first from 10ft platform;
remain afloat for 5 minutes;
swim 50 yards using any stroke(s)

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