Components of Fitness

Components of fitness

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Agility - The ability to change direction at speed (Sport: Dodgeball, Netball, Rugby)

Balance - The ability to maintain equilibrium, whether stationary or in motion (Sport: Football, Sking, Horseriding, Gym)

Co-ordination - The ability to carry out a series of movements smoothly and efficiently (Sport: Hockey, Tennis)

Reaction Time - The ability to respond quickly to stimulus (Sport: Netball, Swimming, Basketball, Spirinting)

Timing - Judge time and place of an objects arrival and excute approiate action or movement (Sport: Team sports)

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FID - Frequency, intensity and duration (also time)

Strength - The maximium force that can be exerted by a muscle or group of muscles during a single maximal contraction (Sport: Boxing, Shotput, Gym)

Speed - The ability of your body or part of your body to move quickly (Sport: Netball, Football, Hockey)

Power - Strength x Speed (Sport: Sprinting, Long Jump)

Cardiovascular Endurance - The ability of our heart and lungs to keep going over a sustained period of time (Sport: Long Distance Running, Long Distance Sports; Cycling; Hockey)


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Muscular Endurance - The ability to use voluntary muscles many times without getting tired (Sport: Rugby, Football, Rowing)

Flexibililty - The greatest range of movement at a given joint (Sport: Athlectics, High Jump, Gym)

Joint - The point at which two or more bones meet

Synovial Joints - Freely moveable joints with end covered in cartilage

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