PE components of fitness

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  • components of fitness
    • balance
      • definition - the ability to maintain the centre of balance
    • coordination
      • the ability to use multiple body parts at one time
    • agility
      • definition - the ability to change direction at speed
    • speed
      • definition - how quickly you can get from position A to B
    • body composition
      • definition - the % of body mass which is skin and muscle
    • power
      • defenition - Moving the whole body part of the body very quickly/in a short time
    • reaction time
      • definition - the amount of time it takes to react to a stimulus
    • strength
      • defenition - the ability to exert strength against a resistance
      • Static – you need static strength in gymnastics when holding a handstand steady for a period of time.
      • Dynamic – in sprint cycling for example, you need dynamic strength to work continuously the major muscles of the legs.
      • Explosive – when performing a spike in volleyball you need explosive strength, as you are trying to hit the ball hard and fast towards the ground using maximum energy.
    • cardiopulmonary  endurance
      • definition - body’s ability to continue exertion while getting energy from the aerobic system used to supply the body with energy.
    • flexibility
      • definition - The range of movement at/across/around a joint.
    • muscular endurance
      • Muscular Endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscle, to work continuously/for a long time without tiring.


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