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Cardiovascular fitness


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the ability to exercise the whole body over a prolonged period of time without getting tired.

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Co-ordination

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the mixing of different abilities into the smooth execution of a task.

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Muscular Endurance

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refers to the capacity of the muscle or muscle group to work continuously.

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Speed

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the quickness with which one is able to move the body from one point to another

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Balance

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the ability to maintain the equilibrium if the body

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Agility

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the ability to change direction accurately and quickly.

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flexibility

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refers to the range of movement at a joint.

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Power

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the ability to produce strength performances quickly.

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Reaction Time

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the ability to respond to a given stimulus quickly

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Strength

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the ability to apply force and overcome resistance

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Body Composition


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Refers to the proportions of lean mass and body fat.

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Physical Fitness


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the ability to meet the demand of the environment

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