Components of Personal Fitness
Definitions of the components of personal fitness are listed below. The first 5 are considered the main components of physical fitness. The definitions of the different components follow.
Definitions of the different terms of the components of physical fitness follow:
1 - Body Composition - Is the ratios of muscle, fat, and bone. It is usually measured as a percentage of fat. Bouyancy is the standard that all body composition measurement techniques are judged by. Different types of measurements are electric impedance, skin fold.
2- Flexibility - The ability to bend. It can be measured in the range of motion of different joints.
3 - Cardiovascular Endurance - How much oxygen the heart and lungs can deliver to the body while moving for an extended length of time.
4 - Muscular Endurance - The length of time a muscle can move a weight for an period of time.
5 - Muscular Strength - How much weight a muscle can move.
6 - Speed - How fast a distance can be traveled in, whether it is the whole body or just a part of the body like the foot for example.
7 - Power - Is the strength and speed combined, as in a punch, a fist has no power with no speed.
8 - Reaction Time - Amount of time to initiate an action.
9 - Agility - Ability to move under control.
10 - Coordination - Ability to synchronize movement of different body parts.
11 - Static Balance - Ability to balance while not in motion.
12 - Dynamic Balance - Ability to balance while in motion.
13 - Fun - Ability to make the brain happy while improving fitness.
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