COMPONENTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS

 

Health Related components: Those factors that are related to how well the systems of your body work

    1. Cardiovascular Fitness: The ability of the circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) to supply oxygen to working muscles during exercise.
    2. Body Composition: The relative percentage of body fat compared to lean body mass (muscle, bone, water,etc)
    3. Flexibility: The range of movement possible at various joints.
    4. Muscular strength: The amount of force that can be produced by a single contraction of a muscle
    5. Muscular endurance: The ability of a muscle group to continue muscle movement over a length of time.

 

Skill Related Components: Those aspects of fitness which form the basis for successful sportor activity participation.

    1. Speed: The ability to move quickly from one point to another in a straight line
    2. Agility: The ability of the body to change direction quickly
    3. Balance: The ability to maintain an upright posture while still or moving
    4. Coordination: Integration with hand and/or foot movements with the input of the senses.
    5. Reaction Time: Amount of time it takes to get moving.
    6. Power: The ability to do strength work at an explosive pace.