What is Fitness?

These cards talk about the different types of fitness and the components of each.

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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.

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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

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