It always amazes me that FITNESS is a multi-billion dollar industry… Yet a good, universal and concise definition of fitness is difficult to nail down.
Simply ask a person taking part in a physical fitness program, or even someone in the fitness market for that matter, to provide you with a clear definition of health and fitness.
You will more than likely be welcomed with the “deer seen in the headlights” stare accompanied by absurd stammering.
If you get a solution, it’ll most probably be slanted toward the specific abilities of an individual asked.
A marathon runner will define fitness in conditions of muscular and go now cardiorespiratory endurance… A power-lifter is going to define fitness in terms of absolute strength… A bodybuilder is going to define fitness in conditions of muscle size and definition… etc.
But the vast majority of people taking part in a physical exercise program aren’t professional athletes concerned with the improvement of just one physical ability.
So, basing the definition of yours of fitness on one certain physical skill doesn’t lead to a universal definition of health.