Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Movement Skills and Physical Fitness

Fundamental movement skills are the development of the body’s motor control, precision, and accuracy in the performance of movements. Two kinds of fundamental movement skills are locomotion and manipulation. A few examples of locomotion skills are; walking, running, and jumping. Those are three basic skills for locomotion. Combinations skills for locomotion are climbing, sliding, and skipping. A few examples of manipulation are propulsive, which is like ball rolling, kicking, and bouncing. There also is absorptive, which is catching and trapping.
Stability is broken up into two sections, axial and Static and dynamic postures. A couple of examples of axial stability would be bending and swinging. Examples of static and dynamic postures would be rolling and dodging.
Physical fitness is defined as a combination of Health related fitness and Performance related fitness. Health related fitness is made up of the body’s muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Performance related fitness is made up of what the body can do. Balance, speed of movement, agility, and coordination are all examples of this.

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