Brendon McCullum <ul><li>Brendon McCullum is what you would call an elite athlete in his sport. What attributes does he have that have allowed him to be successful?? You will find that most elite athletes will have similar attributes. </li></ul>
Fitness is specific.. <ul><li>Aerobic based such as endurance events e.g. marathon </li></ul>Strength based such as weightlifting Or a combination of both e.g. Boxing, Rugby
Activity <ul><li>Match the fitness components with their description </li></ul><ul><li>- Don’t stick them in yet – we will go through as a class and check them </li></ul>
Activity <ul><li>On the hand-out list two sports that you play/ have played/ or are interested in </li></ul><ul><li>For each sport list the 3 most important components of fitness, why it is important and what you do to improve this component E.g. Ballet: Flexibility – To perform the various manoeuvres – Stretching exercises </li></ul>
Pro’s & Con’s of fitness testing Brainstorm what you think the PRO’s & CON’s of fitness testing could be?
PRO’s Good indication of where people are at ‘physically’ Work well to identify improvements or decreases in performance Many require little or no equipment There are a lot of tests that are quite simple to administer Good for identifying whether the training an athlete has been doing is working or not
CON’s Many fitness tests require specialist equipment Takes time to test & then re-test Many tests are expensive to run There are not many sport-specific tests about