Health and Skill Related Fitness

Basic definitions of the 5 aspects of Health Related Fitness and 6 Aspects of Skill Related Fitness

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Health Related Fitness

Cardio Vascular - The ability to exercise the entire body for long periods of time.

Muscular Endurance - The ability to use voluntary muscles, many times without getting tired.

Muscular Strength - The amount of force a muscle can exert against a resistance.

Flexibility - The range of movement possible at a joint.

Body Composition - The percentage of body weight which is fat, muscle and bone.

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Skill Related Fitness

Agility - The ability to change the position of the body quickly and to control the movement of the whole body.

Balance- The ability to retain the centre of mass (gravity) of the body above the base of support. static —stationary — or dynamic — moving.

Co-ordination - The ability to use two or more body parts together.

Power - The ability to do strength performances quickly. Power =Strength x Speed.

Reaction time - The time between the presentation of a stimulus and the onset of a movement.

Speed - The differential rate at which an individual is able to perform a movement or cover a distance in a period of time.

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