Physical fitness is a relative term that has a different meaning for every individual. Physical fitness is one aspect that is related to every walk of a person’s life. You need to be fit to work, you need to be fit to study, and you need to be fit to be confident; in short, you need to be fit for everything under the sky! Fitness components entail competence in the activities of daily life of a person. So what then is the secret to fitness? What should you do in order to ensure a fit and healthy body leading to a comfortable life?
Developing Cardiovascular Endurance
This is a form of aerobic exercise that starts at a minimum of 90 seconds. Carrying out cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary exercises is vital for the well being of your heart and lungs. These exercises ensure that your blood is being pumped through the right vessels to the right places, and that you develop an effective stamina for carrying out these exercises. If you are high in cardiovascular endurance, you will have a healthier heart and will feel lighter in terms of stress levels.
Developing Muscular Strength
Have you ever asked yourself, how do I become powerful? Well, here’s the answer: By developing muscular strength! This can be done by the use of external gym related objects, such as weight lifts in addition to utilizing the power of pushups and pull-ups. They help in developing resistance in your muscles so that you can endure weights for longer periods of time. Talking in a physiological sense, muscular strength refers to the supply of ATP- adenosine Tri-phosphate energy. This, in turn, helps you in gaining stamina of up to 15 seconds in the isometric contractions.
How far can you stretch your legs up? How high up can your hands reach? How comfortable are you in moving various joints of your body? Yes, that is what flexibility is all about. If you are flexible enough, you may be less prone to injuries and may not be whining over minor body movements. In physiological terms, flexibility refers to the intramuscular and extra muscular movements, which also involve the hypertonicity of the muscles themselves, which in turn enable the movement to and fro of the legs and other organs of the body.
This includes splitting up your body so as to distinguish the amount of fat and the bare body comprising of the bone structure. This is referred to as the ‘2-compartment’ analysis. You need to clearly identify the weight range you lie in so that you can determine the level of fitness you need to acquire. Moreover, you can also have a ‘3-compartment’ analysis which accounts for the bone mass in determining your body composition.
A continuation of the muscular strength, the muscular endurance will measure the endurance of your muscles over a long, persistent period, usually exceeding 90 seconds. It is basically a means through which you can get muscular strength as well as attain cardiovascular endurance. This will help build onto the muscular part of your body.
Kelvin wears many hats in the fitness and health industry. He believes in a practical, flexible and sustainable approach to bodybuilding. Initially Kelvin had started bodybuilding as a hobby which turned into passion and later, a successful career. He shares his expertise on strength training and body building to help the GFY community.
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