Components of Fitness
Primary Components of Fitness:
Cardiorespiratory Capacity - aerobic endurance, strength, and power. Some of the benefits of cardiorespiratory training are lower resting heart rate, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, and improved endurance.
Muscular Capacity - muscular endurance, strength, and power. Some of the benefits of strength training are increased strength, improved endurance, improved joint strength, and overall posture.
Flexibility - some benefits of improved flexibility are the decreased risk of injury, improved range of motion, improved bodily movements, and improved posture.
Body Composition - the proportion of fat-free mass to fat mass. Some of the long term adaptions of improving body composition are decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, improved bodily function, and improved Body Mass Index (BMI).
Secondary Components of Fitness: