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Fitness components

There are 5 components of health related fitness:

1. Cardiovascular Fitness

2. Muscular Strength

3. Muscular Endurance

4. Flexibility

5. Body Composition

1. Cardiovascular Fitness

 

This is also sometimes known as stamina and is the ability of your body to continuously provide enough energy to sustain submaximal levels of exercise (the ability to take on and utilise oxygen through efficient heart and lung actions).

2. Muscular Strength

 

This is the ability of a muscle or muscles to exert maximal force to overcome a resistance.

3. Muscular Endurance

 

Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle to make continuous contractions over a set period of time whilst resisting fatigue.

4. Flexibility

 

This is the range of movement possible at joints within the body.

5. Body Composition

 

Amount of muscle, fat, bone, cartilage etc. that makes up our body.

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