SKILL RELATED COMPONENTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS • AGILITY • BALANCE • COORDINATION • POWER • REACTION TIME • SPEED
SKILL RELATED FITNESS • Fitness components important for success in skillful activities and athletic events. • Encompasses agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time and speed.
AGILITY • The ability to change body position and direction quickly and efficiently. • Key activities such as: basketball, soccer, racquet sports, skiing, ect: any sport/activity you need to change direction quickly. • SEMO Agility Test – page 267 = cone obstacle course.
BALANCE • The ability to maintain the body in proper equilibrium. • Key in activities such as: gymnastics, diving, skating, skiing, football, wrestling etc.. • Foot Stand Test – standing on 1 foot for period of time with specific guidelines. Page 268
COORDINATION • The integration of the nervous and the muscular systems to produce correct, graceful, and harmonious body movements. • Key in wide variety of activities: golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, karate – anywhere where hand – eye- foot movements must be integrated. • Soda Pop Test – flipping cans over into small circles as fast as possible. Page 269
POWER • The ability to produce maximum force in the shortest time. • By c0ombining power, speed and force (strength) – allows a person to produce explosive movements: jumping, shot put, spiking/throwing/hitting a ball. • Standing Long Jump Test – how far can you go? Page 269
REACTION TIME • The time required to initiate a response to a given stimulus • Important for starts of races, racquet sports, and self defense. • Yardstick test – dropping a yard stick and seeing how long it takes to catch it. Page. 270
SPEED • The ability to propel the body or a part of the body rapidly form one point to another. • Many if not most sport and activities required bursts of speed at some point. • 50-Yard Dash – an all out sprint – anaerobic. Page 270
CLASS ACTIVITY – site the page • What are 3 possible reasons for heart disease being the #1 killer of all Americans? • If you were to recommend a type of exercise regimen, what type would you suggest to someone who wants to stay healthy and why? • What are 2 methods of reinforcing a behavior change that you would use or suggest to others? • What does a balanced diet mean to you? • Who would benefit from carb loading and why? • List 3 methods to assess body percent fat. • What are 2 solutions to our overweight epidemic? • Why might it be important to lower ones resting heart rate? • What is the FITT principle and why is it important?