Fitness for Sports

Every sport has a unique requirement for fitness. There is a certain level of strength, speed, and endurance. The training for each sport should also reflect these differences. Some sports will be more skill-based and the need for fitness is only minimal. Others require a high level of all-round fitness like in team sports, or maybe high levels in a particular component of fitness, such as aerobic fitness for marathon running.

We have a discussion about What are the fittest sports? looking at which sport is the most physically demanding? It might be boxing, though is it something that can even be determined? Fitness is hard to define, so it makes this often asked and debated question equally difficult to define. There are objective tests that can be done to look at the fittest sport.

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Using as a base the 10 factors of athleticism, we modified and expanded the list to come up with what we believe are the most important 15 factors of success in sports. Based you your responses, we have listed which sports require the most of each of these factors for success. For example, what is the sport that requires the most strength, speed, flexibility etc. See them all here.

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Fitness is the key to success in sport. Following basic principles, you can develop fitness components such as strength, speed and endurance. See our colection of exercises and fitness equipment. Ensure you warm-up and stretching before any workout.

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