It often amazes me that FITNESS is a multi-billion dollar industry… Yet a great, concise and universal definition of fitness is hard to nail down.
Just ask somebody participating in a physical exercise program, or even someone in the fitness sector for that matter, to give you an obvious meaning of health.
You’ll most probably be met with the “deer found in the headlights” gaze accompanied by nonsensical stammering.
Should you get a remedy, it’ll most likely be slanted toward the particular abilities of the person asked.
A marathon runner will define fitness in conditions of cardiorespiratory and alpilean complaints (just click the following post) muscular endurance… A power-lifter is going to define fitness in conditions of absolute strength… A bodybuilder is going to define fitness in conditions of muscle size as well as definition… etc.
But the overwhelming majority of people taking part in a physical exercise program are not professional athletes concerned with the improvement of one physical ability.
So, basing your definition of fitness in one specific physical ability does not result in a universal definition of fitness.