Components of fitness

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  • Skill related component of fitness
    • Agility
      • The ability to change the position of the body quickly and with control.
        • This helps team players dodge their opponents
    • Balance
      • The ability to retain the centre of mass above the base of support when stationary (static balance) or moving (dynamic balance).
    • Cooperation
      • The ability to use two or more body parts together.
      • This helps all athletes to move smoothly and quickly especially when also having to control a ball.
    • Power
      • The ability to use strength at speed.  Power = Strength x Speed.
      • This helps athletes to jump high, throw far or sprint quickly.
    • Reaction Time
      • The time between the presentation of a stimulus and the onset of a movement.
      • This helps swimmers to make a fast start.
    • Speed
      • Rate at which an individual is able to perform a movement or cover a distance in a period of time or how quickly an individual can move.
      • This helps all games players to move into position or get away from opponents quickly


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