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Explain in more detail what aspects of fitness I need and why I need them to be excellent to perform at my best.

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Anatomy and Physiology Task 1 The identification and justification of the components of fitness important in your chosen activity. Since football is an invasion game, to play it I need a relatively good standard of all round physical fitness. All different aspects of fitness need to be of a high quality, these include skill related fitness, cardiovascular fitness and muscular fitness. Now I will explain in more detail what aspects of fitness I need and why I need them to be excellent to perform at my best. Skill Related Speed - Speed is vital because as a central midfielder I need to be first to the ball before my opposite number. It is also important for making forward runs as they need to be made quickly to catch the defenders off guard. ...read more.

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Reaction Time - Good reaction time is essential because football is very unpredictable and as a player I must be ready and prepared for almost anything. At a corner kick, if the ball was to drop in the area, if the attacker has the better reaction time then it would result in a goal but if the defender has the better reaction time then it would result in an imperative clearance. Agility - Agility is very important in football because I need to have very quick feet to perform skills to get past defenders. It is also vital because the game is so unpredictable, if the ball came to me in an awkward position I would need to rapidly adapt my body to execute to move I wish to do. ...read more.

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The main thing is being able to hold your own, if you can do that then the other factors such as speed, agility and power should take care of everything else. Flexibility - It is good to be flexible when playing football because it obviously means you can stretch further in tackles or just to obtain the ball. However it also means that you are less likely to attain injuries whilst playing. Muscular Endurance - Muscular endurance is critical when playing football because the sport is very demanding to nearly every part of the body (especially quadriceps, hamstrings and gastrocnemius') for the whole 90 minutes. If a player doesn't have good muscular endurance then they are likely to get cramp in their muscles towards the end of the match which would hinder their play and maybe result in them being taken off the field. ...read more.

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