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What is Fitness?

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Fitness The two types of fitness are Skill Related Fitness, and Health Related Fitness. Skill Related Fitness is where you specifically train for one sport, concentrating on certain muscles of the body. Health Related Fitness is where you maintain your bodies fitness, keeping the whole body in good shape. You can remember Health Related Fitness with the 5 S's! These are Stamina, Strength, Suppleness, Speed, and Somatotype. ...read more.

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It can be improved by OVERLOADING the muscles during a training programme. Suppleness (flexibility) Suppleness is the ability to move muscles through their full range at a joint. Speed The ability of all or part of the body to move quickly from one point to another. Speed also involves acceleration, which is important in athletics and most team games. Somatotype There are 3 extremes of body type, but most of us are a mixture of each. ...read more.

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These letters stand for Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Power, and Reaction Time. Agility The ability of the body to stop, start, and to change direction at speed - particularly important skill in team games. Balance The ability to hold the body still - either static e.g. headstand or when moving e.g. staying over cross on trampoline. Co-ordination The ability to use the senses and body systems to produce efficient movement e.g. tennis. Power Combination of strength and speed e.g. throwing in athletics Reaction time Time taken to respond to an external stimulus, e.g. whistle or a starting gun. ...read more.

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