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The sport I will be doing for my training programme is Football.

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The sport I will be doing for my training programme is Football. I have chosen Football because I am suited to it and I enjoy it. I do not have any injuries at the moment. I play for the School Football team and also play for St. Paul's Sunday league Football team outside of school. Before I play a match I always check my clothing, studs, shin pads and also check the pitch for dangerous materials such as glass. Stamina is the ability to work for relatively long periods of time without becoming tired. Stamina is also known as aerobic capacity or cardio-respiratory endurance. This is important to my sport because you need to last long period of time running around. There is a method of body typing called Somatotyping. Three extremes of body types have been described: * Endomorphs- have a pear shaped body, wide hips and wide shoulders, a rounded head, a lot of fat on the body and upper arms and thighs. ...read more.

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This also ties into strength. Speed is the ability to move all or part of the body as quickly as possible. For our bodies to achieve speed, we have to supply energy to our muscles very quickly. The muscles then have to contract in the shortest possible time. This is important to my sport because you need to be able to run with the ball for long or short periods of time. Agility is the ability to change the direction of the body at speed. It is a combination of speed, balance, power and co-ordination. The importance of this to my sport is that you need to be able to turn at fast speeds to swerve the opposition when you have the ball. We can improve our ability by training. We develop agility by rehearsing the movements made in our sport. ...read more.

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For sport related fitness it is more helpful to describe strength as the ability of a muscle or muscle group to apply force and overcome resistance. There are three types of strength: * Maximum strength- this is also called static strength. This is the maximum force that can be applied by a muscle group to an immovable object * Muscular power- this is also called explosive strength. This is the ability to contract the muscles with speed and force in one explosive act. * Muscular endurance- this is also called endurance strength. It is the ability of a single muscle or muscle group to work very hard for a limited period of time. The importance of this to my sport is that you will need certain muscles to work for long periods of time. This can also be seen in other sporting activities such as rowing or canoeing where the same muscle groups work continuously with near maximum effort. ...read more.

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