Fitness Components Poster

Natalie Fleet

Cardiovascular Endurance

The ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to your body tissues. The more efficiently your body delivers oxygen to its tissues, the lower your breathing rate is.
  • Running is a way of taking in oxygen and the rate of your heart


Refers to the absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints to induce a bending movement or motion.
  • Ballet, gymnastics and yoga are more involve with flexibility

Body Composition

Is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies.
  • muscular tissue takes up less space in our body than fat tissue, our body composition, as well as our weight, determines leanness.

Muscular Strength

The amount of force that can be produced by a single contraction of a muscle.
  • Push ups, Pull ups, gymnastics can relate to strength in positions they are using

Muscular Endurance

The ability of a muscle group to continue muscle movement over a length of time.
  • Reps, push ups, pull ups


The ability to move quickly from one point to another in a straight line
  • track and field going at its own pace in a straight line before reaching a curve


The ability of the body to change direction quickly
  • Football players do their warm ups before each practice and games
  • Along with soccer players and tennis players


The ability to maintain an upright posture while still or moving
  • gymnast do their stunts and poses


Integration with hand and/or foot movements with the input of the senses
  • Players in any sports are focus on what body part they are using for that certain sport

Reaction Time

The time it takes to react and move once you realize the need to move.
  • Basketball, when the ball is coming towards you in the process to quickly move and catch the ball


The ability to do strength work at an explosive pace.
  • Jump Rope, pushing your legs to jump when the rope is coming