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The Components of Physical Fitness

There are many components of physical fitness. Most sports are mainly concerned with endurance, speed, strength, power and flexibility.

These can be described as follows:

  • Endurance sustaining or repeating intense effort while resisting fatigue
  • Speed moving the body rapidly (maximum velocity)
  • Strength applying force against resistance
  • Power producing explosive force (a combination of speed and strength)
  • Flexibility the range of movement around joints