How fit are you? This should be an easy question to answer, but due to the nature of fitness it is impossible to create one simple measure. Fitness is made up of several components, with different activities requiring different combinations. Lot’s of definitions have been created for fitness but the crossfit community has come up with one of my favourites with one minor omission.
Endurance: The ability of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to gather, process and deliver oxygen.
Stamina: The ability of the body systems to process, deliver, store and utilise energy.
Strength:The body’s ability to produce force .
Flexibility: The ability to move through a range of motion at a given joint.
Power: The ability to apply maximum force in minimum time.
Speed: The ability to minimise the time cycle of a repeated movement.
Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
Agility: The ability to minimise transition time from one movement pattern to another. Balance: The ability to control the pavement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its base of support. Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction at a given intensity.
Dirty Fitness:The mental ability to continue to push the body to perform under exhaustive conditions.