Components of Physical Education

 Fitness Components

  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance- The ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to the muscles during long periods of exercise.
  • Muscular Strength- The ability of a muscle or muscles to push / pull an object using Total Force. (Less than 12 Reps)
  • Muscular Endurance- The ability of a muscle or muscles to repeat a movement many times, or hold a position for an extended period of time.   (More than 12 Reps)
  • Flexibility- The ability of a muscle or muscles to move a joint through its full range of motion.
  • Body Composition- What the body is made of.  Muscle Mass vs. Fat Mass.

Skill Related Components

  • Speed- The ability to move quickly from one point to another
  • Agility- The ability of the body to change direction quickly
  • Balance- The ability to maintain an upright posture while still or moving
  • Coordination- Integration with hand and/or foot movements with the input of the senses.
  • Reaction Time- Amount of time it takes to get moving.
  • Power- The ability to do strength work at an explosive pace.