Skill Related Components of Physical Fitness - Identification and Assessment
The skill-related components of physical fitness include agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, speed, and strength. A student's natural ability in these areas greatly affects performance in fitness and athletic activities. While heredity plays a major role in each student's level of skill-related components, practice and coaching can improve performance. The following are examples of tests to assess skill related components of fitness.
Illinois Agility Run
- Bass Test of Dynamic Balance (lengthwise and crosswise) - Johnson Modification of the Bass Test of Dynamic Balance - Modified sideward leap - Balance beam walk
Stick test of Coordination
Muscle Strength Tests
- Dynamometers (hand, back, and leg) - Cable tensiometer - 1-RM Test (repetition maximum: bench press, standing press, arm curl, and leg press) - Bench-squat - Sit-ups (one sit up holding a weight plate behind the neck) - Lateral pull-down
- Sit and reach - Kraus-Webber Floor Touch Test - Trunk extension - Forward bend of trunk - Leighton Flexometer - Shoulder rotation/flexion - Goniometer