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Introduction I have selected badminton as my chosen sport. I have been playing badminton for about three years now. I have selected badminton because I enjoy playing it and when you reach high levels the standard of fitness is very high. The reason I am going to be doing a pre-season training programme for this sport is that the beginning of the badminton season is not far off. If I whish to compete at my highest standard then my fitness must be at peak performance. Ability and fitness levels As I stated earlier I have been playing badminton for three years, in that time my ability has improved vastly. I have been in the Milton Keynes Talent Development Squad, and played in the Themes Valley Youth Games. My next ambition is to play for the county, and I see no reason why I cannot achieve this if my fitness levels are high enough. Fitness tests To measure my fitness throughout the training programme I will perform a bleep test after every week and measure how well I do. If my fitness levels are rising then my score on the bleep test should also rise. I will also I flexibility test to see how flexible I am at the beginning and end of the programme. Health problems and injuries Also when doing my training I will need to take into consideration any injuries. I am very susceptible to back problems and need to be careful not to exert any unnecessary pressure. ...read more.


If either of these things happen it is unavoidable, and the inevitable will happen. An example of reversibility is when some one breaks a leg. The leg is put in cast so it cannot move, this prevents the muscles from being able to move properly. This means the muscles which are not used will quickly atrophy, so strength is lost. Where in the season This programme is a pre-season training programme. It is designed to build up my stamina and skill before the badminton season starts. Then I will be at my peak performance. Circuit Explanation (1) Stretching and gentle jogging on the spot, the point of this activity is to warm up your muscles. There is no measurement that has to be taken. (2) Sit-ups with feet under the wall bars, this exercise works out the abdominal muscles. Record how many you can do within a minute. (3) Press-ups, this exercise works out the pectoral muscles. Again record the amount of press-ups you do in a minute. (4) Shuttle runs, the exercise help your stamina and speed. The aim of this station is to see how many times you can run up and down within a one minute timed period. (5) Rope climb, the aim of this station is to see how far up the rope you can manage to reach, or if this is to easy how fast you can reach the top. ...read more.


I think the intensity was correct as I pushed my self as hard as I could every time, although if I was planning the circuit again I would make sure that each exercise lasted at least two minutes as this would help improve my muscular endurance. The layout of my circuit was pretty much perfect, I planned it so that each exercise worked different muscles this was helpful as it gave each set of muscles a chance to relax, so that they were not fatigued and could perform to the best of there ability. My circuit did not really adapt to overload training as I did not know what my average limit was, if I was to do it again I would test myself before setting times and targets. Although my training did not adapt to overload it measured progression quite well, as you can see from the results in my results table. The manageability of my circuit was quite good, I was able to do my training at home without much space required at all. One problem with my circuit was it was lacking in enjoyment, although I found a few ways to slightly improve this. One way I found that greatly helped was to do it with my friends as you had company. However people were not always available so my idea was music. This might not sound very interesting but it actually gets you in the mood and is able to motivate you, providing you are listening to the right kind of music. ...read more.

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