Health Related Fitness Components
Flexibility: The range of movement at a joint.
Test: Sit and Reach test.
Body composition: Relative percentage of muscle, fat, bone and other tissues of which the body is composed.
Test: Skin Fold Callipers.
Muscular Endurance: Ability of the muscles to work over a relatively long period of time without tiring.
Test: Sit up or Press up test.
Strength: Ability to exert an external force or lift a heavy weight.
Test: Explosive - Vertical jump ; Dynamic - Sit up or Press up ; Static - hand grip dynamometer.
Cardiovascular Endurance: Ability of the heart, blood vessels and blood to provide oxygen to muscles during a prolonged period of time.
Test: Multi-Stage Fitness Test or 12 Minute Cooper Run.
Skill Related Fitness Components
Speed: Rate an individual is able to perform a movement or cover a short distance in a short period of time.
Test: 35m Sprint.
Balance: Ability to hold pos.ture without wobbling or falling over.
Test: Stork Stand test.
Agility: Ability to change position/direction of the body quickly and to control the movement of the body.
Test: Illinois Agililty Run.
Co-ordination: Ability to use body parts together smoothly and accurately.
Test: Alternate Hand Wall Throw.
Power: Ability to strength performances quickly.
Test: Vertical Jump.
Reaction Time: The time difference between the presentation of a stimulus and the onset of a movement.
Test: Ruler Drop Test.