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Fitness and Its Testing Methods: Assignment

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ASSESSMENT 1
ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1P6. Identifying components of and testing methods for fitness...................................................1P7. Perform fitness tests used by the uniformed public services.................................................3M3. Demonstrate improvements in performance in a fitness tests used by a uniformed publicservices........................................................................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONFitness refers to state of well-being, health and ability for performing various aspects andactivities related to occupations, daily activities and sports. The uniformed public servicesincludes fire services, armed forces, polices or paramedics. The present report explains differentcomponents of fitness and its testing methods. The reports describes about various fitness testswhich are used by uniformed public services and further demonstrates improvements inperformance in fitness tests.P6. Identifying components of and testing methods for fitnessPhysical fitness is known as the individual's ability for propagate its genes and it can beachieved through proper nutrition, physical exercise and sufficient rest. The components offitness are explained in brief as follows:Muscular strength:This Refers to the power which helps individual for lifting and carryingheavy objects. Without enough muscular strength, the body of individual will be weak and willnot be able to keep up with demands set upon it. One can increase it strengths by training thebody with heavy weights, or working in 4-6 or 12-15 rep ranges. Heavier weight lifted byindividual requires less or fewer reps to be performed(5 Components of Physical Fitness,2019).Muscular Endurance:This refers to the ability of muscles of individual for performingcontractions for extended periods of time. Muscles can carry or lift something for minutes ratherthan just few seconds. It can be increased by training body with light weights and working in 20-25 rep ranges. The body which is used to working with light weights helps in training the musclefibres which is needed for muscular endurance, and also the higher rep ranges benefits and leadsto longer exercise period.Cardiovascular Endurance:This is the ability of body for keeping up with exercise such asjogging, running, cycling, swimming and anything which forces the cardiovascular system ofbody i.e. blood vessels, heart or lungs. The lungs and heart together fuels the body with oxygenwhich is needed by the muscles and also ensures that they have enough oxygen which is neededfor the work.Flexibility:This is considered as the most important component of physical fitness and yet it isoften overlooked. The joints and muscles will grow stiff and the movements will be very limited1
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