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What is Muscular Fitness?
Having the strength and stamina to cope with the stresses of everyday life, e.g. the person's capacity to exert force
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What are the 2 types of muscular fitness?
Maximum and Dynamic strength
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What is Maximum Strength?
The greatest force the muscle can EXERT in a single contraction. E.g. holding up heavy weight
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What is Dynamic Strength?
The ability of the Neuromuscular system to allow the muscle to CONTRACT at a speed whilst overcoming resistance e.g. running or biking
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What is Flexibility?
The range of movement possible by the whole body or parts of the body around a single joint.
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What reduces flexibility?
Osteoarthritis
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What is the mobility equation?
Mobility = Speed + Balance + Endurance
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What is mobility?
The ability to move and change directions with speed, balance and endurance
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What is Speed?
The ability in which the body parts get into motion quickly or at the maximum rate to enable the person move over a specific directions
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What is Balance?
The maintenance of the center OF mass OVER the base of support
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What is Endurance?
The ability to keep going or to sustain work without excessive fatigue (depends on muscular and aerobic fitness)
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Maximum and Dynamic strength

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What are the 2 types of muscular fitness?

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The greatest force the muscle can EXERT in a single contraction. E.g. holding up heavy weight

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The ability of the Neuromuscular system to allow the muscle to CONTRACT at a speed whilst overcoming resistance e.g. running or biking

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The range of movement possible by the whole body or parts of the body around a single joint.

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