Components of Fitness

By: Gabrielle Cleaveland

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Cardiovascular Endurance

- The ability of the circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) to supply oxygen to working muscleis during exercise.

- Running he helps improve cardiovascular endurance by keeping the heart pumping for an extended period of time

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flexibility

-The range of movement possible at various joints.

- Doing yoga and streching daily helps improve flexibility.

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Muscular strenght

- The amount of force that can be produced by a single contraction of a muscle.

- Weight lifting once or twice a week can improve muscular strenght.

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Muscular Endurance

- The ability of a muscle group to contuine muscle movement over a lenght of time

- Doing a set of squates with weights can help improve mucular endurance.

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Body Composition

- The relative perceptage of body fat compared to lean body mass

- Aerobic exercise can help with body composition.

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Coordination

-Intergration with hand or foot movements with the input of the senses.

- Jump rope can help improve coordination.

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Agility

- The ability of the body to change direction quickly.

-Useibg an agility ladder can help improve ones aglity.

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Balance

-The abilty to maintain an upright posture while still or moving.

- By using a balance board to exercise one can improve his or her own balance.

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Power

- The ability to do strenght work at an explosive pace.

- By working on ones vertical leap you can impove the power in your legs.

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Reaction time

-Integration with hand or foot movement with the imput of the senses.

- You can imporve your reaction time by bonceing a reaction ball off of a wall and trying to catch it.

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Speed

- The ability to move quickly from one point to another in a straght line

- Doing short sprints will help improve your speed.

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