Tuesday, August 14, 2018

What are components of fitness and how they help to achieve your fitness goals

The major five components of fitness help you to achieve your fitness goal.

  • Muscular strength
  • Cardiovascular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition
Five (5) components of fitness how they help you to achieve your total fitness and workout goals muscular strength,cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength,flexibility,body composition.



Muscular strength means how much weight you can lift in 1 repetition for example you are doing the chest press exercise with barbell and you are lift 60kg weight maximum on chest press. This is your muscular strength amount of force your muscle can produce in one repetition.

Cardiovascular endurance means  the aerobic capacity and the ability of  heart and lungs to fuel your body with oxygen and proper nutrient during intense cardio activity and sessions. For example jogging,  swimming, cycling are best exercise to test your cardiovascular endurance.

Muscular endurance means amount of repetition perform with single exercise for example you are doing chest press with 40kg and you make 20 reps-30 reps with 40kg bench press continuously and without fatigue.
Push ups and sit ups test are most common exercise to test muscular endurance.

Flexibility means how flexible you are, and stability and mobility and range of motion  of specific  joints for example legs stretching and toes touch and and lunges and function movements are most common exercise which uses flexibility movements.
The common sit and reach test performs in many health clubs and gyms for check flexibility.

Body composition means  your percentage of body fat and lean body mass. weight and your body mass index according to your height age and gender. The most common test are body composition analysis machines (bio electrical impedance) skin fold calipers and in  gyms to perform body test which measure your lbm and male and female body fat percentage and resting metabolic rate and total energy expenditure and your daily calorie intake. Some other measurement body pod and dexa and underwater hydrostatic weighing.

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