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GCSE PE - Theory Section 1.1: 1.3 Fitness Components

A guide to theory section 1.1 for your GCSE PE course

Overview of Fitness and Training

Topic 1.1.3:  Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle

Students should be able to:

1.  Explain the terms:

  • health
  • fitness
  • exercise

and know how they relate to a balanced, healthy lifestyle and performance in physical activities

2.  Know about the components of health-related exercise:

  • cardiovascular fitness
  • muscular strength
  • muscular endurance
  • flexibility
  • body composition

and relate each to physical activity, identifying the relative importance of each to different physical activities

3.  Know about the components of skill-related fitness:

  • agility
  • balance
  • coordination
  • power
  • reaction time
  • speed

and relate each one to physical activity, identifying the relative importance of each one to different physical activities

5 Components of Health Related Fitness

The Five Components of Fitness
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body Composition

6 Components of Skills Related Fitness

  • A - agility 
  • B- balance 
  • C- coordination 
  • R- reaction time 
  • S- speed 
  • P- power

Power/Plyometrics Training