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Application of anatomical and physiological knowledge to improve performance.

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  • Submitted: 15/10/2003
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AS and A Level Acquiring, Developing & Performance Skill

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Application of Anatomical and Physiological Knowledge to Improve Performance

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Physical fitness is the capability to meet physical and physiological demands made by a sporting activity. In any chosen sport you need a lot of different parts of physical fitness to perform to the best of your ability.

STRENGTH

Strength is normally measured by the amount of weight the muscles can lift, or applying a force against a resistance during a single maximal contraction.

Examples of this are handgrip strength or the power from the leg from a vertical jump.

In the sport football strength is important in all positions. For an attacker strength in the leg is important for when they have an opportunity to shoot they have to be able to exert a reasonable amount of force on the ball to make it move with speed and power increasing the chances of a goal if the shot is on target..

For a midfield player in a football team their strength is vital for the whole of the match. Being the link between the defence and attack midfielders are involved in the game the most and have a

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