6 Components of Skill Related Fitness – #physed 101 – #003

Ok, today we are going to continue on with
our physed 101 series. We’ve already had couple videos in the series. The first one was the FITT principle and the
second one was the 5 components of health-related fitness. Today as we continue on we are going to be
talking about the 6 components of skill-related fitness. Today, we are going to talk about the 6 components
of skill-related fitness. We are going to look at the definitions. I will show you an example of each of these
and then I will show you how to incorporate these into a workout. So, let’s dig right in. So, what exactly are the 6 components of skill-related
fitness? They are agility, balance, coordination, power,
reaction time, and speed. Let’s dig right into agility. Agility put in simple terms is simply this,
being able to change directions quickly. A lot of our favorite sports and activities
use agility. things like basketball, football, soccer,
martial arts, and many fitness exercises. Let’s take a look. Notice how the athlete is moving forward and
side-to-side quickly. This is a great way to practice agility. Balance is next. Balance is the ability to keep our body stable. Balance is critical in all areas of fitness
and athletics. Without balance, our body movement wouldn’t
flow and look smooth. One of the most popular ways to demonstrate
balance is through yoga. Balance normally takes a lot of core strength. So, if you struggle with balance core strength
may be a good place to start improving. Our third skill component is coordination. Coordination is the ability to move accurately
and smoothly. When I think of coordination some of the first
things that I think of are figure skating, gymnastics, diving, and dancing. The people who do these skills at high levels
make the flipping, twisting, and turning seem so natural. Like they were born to do it. Other activities use coordination as well. Here is a common way many people not only
warm-up but practice coordination. Moving sideways while alternating your foot
in front of you then behind you takes a lot of coordination. Let’s talk about power next. Power is the combination of speed and strength. Power is unique in the fact in most athletic
and fitness activities power comes from the lower body. The legs. When I think of power I think of power lifts
like in the Olympics. Like the clean and jerk, and the deadlift,
but I also think of activities like swinging a baseball bat, because of the rotation in
your hips. The same is true for the golf swing. In swimming, most of the power comes from
the legs. Number 5 is reaction time. Reaction time is the ability to respond to
an external stimulus. When I think of reaction time I think of the
100-meter dash in track and field. You see the runners, they’re in the blocks,
the starter has the gun in the air, and all the sudden BANG! The gun goes off. Most of the time the runner that has the quickest
reaction time is going to be the winner. So, the reaction time is really important. Reaction time is not only necessary for fitness
and athletic activities. It’s also necessary in normal everyday life. Take for instance driving. Say you have a car that you are driving and
you’re going down the road. All the sudden a ball or a child pops out
into the road. What do you have to do? You have to stop quickly, right? That is reaction time. Practicing reaction time is not just a sport
or fitness skill, but a life skill. The sixth and final component of skill-related
fitness is speed. Speed is exactly what you think it is. It’s how fast you can move. Or it could be how fast the implement you
are using can move. The implement you say? Yeah, the implement. Like a bat or a golf club or a racquet. Those all have speed elements whenever you
are using them. In those specific sports. Now how do you work these components into
a workout? Like I said earlier, I’m a runner. So, I’m going to show you how to incorporate
these different skill components from a runners perspective. Though, I understand they can be trained in
hundreds of different ways. So, here we go. So, most of the time when I work on the 6
components of skill-related fitness is during like a hill workout or a track session. So, I’m basically, I would do a 2-mile jogging
warm-up. Then I would do the skill components or dynamic
warm-up. Then from there, I would do the main set and
possibly some more skill component work. Then I would do a 2-mile cool-down. Then I would end up with stretching. As you can see. You can do bunches of different drills like
high knees, butt kickers, Cariocas, skipping, high skipping, power skipping, skip kicking,
and many many more. Now I hope you learned a lot from this video. If you did I would hope that you could give
me a thumbs up. Maybe even subscribe to my channel and share
this video with a friend. Don’t forget about the other videos in the
physed 101 series. We already have the FITT principle and the
5 components of health-related fitness. I will soon be adding how to check your maximum
heart rate and how to figure out target heart rate zones are. I will also be doing a video about the exercise
principles or the principles of training. See you in the next video.


  1. awesome stuff ever l dig yo by maylie

  2. …… YOU SUCK lol jk

  3. Had to watch for HW

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