Bodies are complex and multifaceted. As such, there are various elements that go into building and sculpting them. There are five components of fitness, which we will get into later, that culminate into a pretty decent picture one’s current physical health. This picture is important, of course, in order to have a physical fitness regiment made that is tailored to one’s individual, specific needs. The more specificity that is included in a physical fitness regiment, the higher chance of success it will have if followed correctly.
Components of Fitness: The Components
The five components of fitness are the following: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Cardiovascular endurance measures how well one’s heart and lungs can work as a team to provide energy in the form of oxygen. Muscular strength measures the amount of force a muscle can use in one try. Muscular endurance measures how well muscles work continuously without becoming fatigued. Flexibility measures how each joint uses a full range of motion. Body composition measures body fat.
Components of Fitness: From Theory to Practice
As mentioned earlier, when put together these elements help gauge one’s total physical fitness. The areas that need the most improvement are the areas that will be focused on in most cases. This is done so that one’s physical fitness amongst all the components is more or less even across the board. An effective fitness program will, nonetheless, include all five components. It is of the utmost importance that no single component is neglected. While certain components will probably be emphasized at first, the end goal is usually equal emphasis throughout all the components fitness. The end result will be a physically balanced body that can compete athletically on all the fronts of physical fitness.