Youth Sport And Fitness: Building Strong And Tough Muscles
Sports are organized competitive physical activities and exercises. These fill the need for competition, physical exertion and game. In fact all sports are potentially competitive; it is the difference between leisure, recreation and physical exercise. In most sports people are always trying to win, but most games also have a winning condition.
Sports are the physical exercises that require the use of many muscle groups and of the human body in general. The physical demands of sports like running, jumping, lifting weights, throwing, and playing football or basketball often make individuals tired. In fact many physical activities can be tiring. However, it is these activities that make us realize that we have developed some sport specific skills. Sports activities develop sport specific muscle and bone strength, athletic endurance, and coordination, and improve the body’s aerobic capacity.
There is a huge difference between the physical activity requirement of leisure and the physical activity requirement of sports. Sports activities are not only highly demanding, they are very good at getting us physically fit. A simple sport such as football requires great muscular power and excellent endurance. The large muscle groups that are involved in the sport of football help to build the core strength of the body. These muscles provide excellent muscular control and help to propel the ball and legs far. Football also requires good non-athletic agility and leaping ability, and all of these components help to improve the ability of the athletes.
As mentioned above, there is a big difference between recreational and professional sports. Most of the governing bodies that set the rules of competitive athletics were created for the sports themselves. There are several governing bodies for different sports, including the NFL, the NCAA and the US Open. Most of these organizations are designed to help the athletes develop and maintain their skills and improve their competition. They also set standards for the physical activity of each athlete and the level of risk that each athlete is willing to accept.
Another example of a sport that requires strong physical fitness and a high level of skill, and yet is widely accepted as a “team sport”, is Association football. Most people think of soccer as a team sport, but in fact, the sport is very individualized and there are many different positions on the team. Each position is assigned a certain physical style. The offensive line positions require strong, athletic and muscular players, whereas the defensive line requires players who can protect the quarterback and the running backs from the opposing team’s rush.
Some sections need both skill and athleticism, while others only need the former. One thing that all sections have in common however, is the need for a strong and capable team leader. The team leader is usually the person that the other players are dependable and confident to ask to help them perform their duties. Whether it is in the classroom or on the field, the sport of youth sport and fitness requires a level of skill and physical fitness that can be taught and learned.