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Components of Physical Fitness which are important for a Badminton

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Components of Physical Fitness which are important for a Badminton Player Physical Fitness is important in any sport. It relates to the following areas: * Speed * Reaction time * Co-ordination * Balance * Power * Agility * Strength * Flexibility Speed Badminton at times can be a particularly fast sport and therefore speed is often important for a badminton player. Players often are able to work at high speed for short burst (e.g. when coming into the net to retrieve a net shot from the back of the court) but may also have to have a good aerobic fitness in order to continue with long rallies. Reaction time Reaction time is the time it takes from the presentation of the stimulus to your very first movement in response to the stimuli. ...read more.

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This relates to the time it takes to choose which stimuli to respond to (from several stimulus) and how to respond, and is important in badminton when responding to a smash as the badminton player has to respond to both the shuttle and the movement of his opponents in order to decide a suitable shoot in return to the smash. Coordination and balance These are also important for a quality player in order to maintain high speeds round the badminton court and in order to move the body into the correct position for the shot. Dynamic balance is important so that the player can successfully move round without injuring himself where Static balance help specifically when doing the serve, as the performer needs to balance on their toes in order to get closer to the net (height wise). ...read more.

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Strength Static strength isn't necessary for a badminton player as no force is applied to an immovable object. Similarly dynamic strength isn't that important. However in order to add sufficient power to the shuttlecock it is important that the performer has a good explosive strength. For example during a smash the player the performer should have sufficient explosive strength to apply a reasonable amount of force on the shuttle during the short movement. Flexibility Flexibility is a key component of a badminton player's physical fitness, as the performer will often have to stretch in order to return the shuttle. For example good flexibility is needed to get to a drop shot at the net, when you are forced inwards from the back of the court. Components of Physical fitness By Luke Springhall ...read more.

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