What is Fitness?
Fitness- is the ability to meet the demands of your environment
Fitness is divided into two different areas:
- General Fitness (Health Related Fitness)
- Specific Fitness
General Fitness is the general day to day working of the body.
Components include: Endurance- Cardiovascular and Muscular, Strength, Suppleness and Speed.
The next card takes these components into more detail.
Components of General Fitness
Endurance - The ability of the body to keep going for long periods of time without getting tired. It is split into two areas:
- Cardiovascular Endurance - The ability of the heart to deliver oxygen to the muscles over a long period of exercise. eg. Cooper 12 minute run.
- Muscular Endurance - The ability of the muscle to keep contracting over a long period of time without getting tired. eg. pressups, situps
Strength - The maximum amount of force that a muscle can exert to overcome resistance
Flexibility - The range of movement available at a joint or at a series of joints
Speed - The ability to move the whole or part of the body over a given distance