Aspects of fitness speed

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Aspects of fitness speed

  1. 1. Aspects of Fitness - Speed <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>What is SPEED </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to improve your performance in activities </li></ul>
  2. 2. Speed <ul><li>What does this mean/definition? </li></ul><ul><li>How quickly the muscles can move the joint </li></ul><ul><li>How do you test or measure your speed? </li></ul><ul><li>30m sprint test </li></ul>
  3. 3. Speed <ul><li>How do you train to improve your speed? </li></ul><ul><li>You use your anaerobic energy most. Train for short intervals at a high level of intensity. </li></ul><ul><li>Interval training </li></ul><ul><li>Important Tip – work for one repetition and rest for 4 times as long </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. sprint 5 seconds, rest for 20 seconds </li></ul>
  4. 4. Principles of Training <ul><li>Frequency – </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity – </li></ul><ul><li>Time – </li></ul><ul><li>Activity - </li></ul>
  5. 5. Principles of Training <ul><li>Specificity – </li></ul><ul><li>Progression/Overload – </li></ul><ul><li>Reversibility - </li></ul>
  6. 6. Speed <ul><li>Example of speed in an activity </li></ul><ul><li>Whole body speed – An attacker in football needs good speed to outrun the defender to get to the ball first. </li></ul><ul><li>Leg Speed – The footballer needs quick leg speed to kick the ball with power. </li></ul><ul><li>Arm Speed – the badminton player needs to move his arm quickly to play an effective smash. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Speed in Basketball <ul><li>Whole Body Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Leg Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Arm Speed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Speed <ul><li>Factors affecting your running action: </li></ul><ul><li>Leg/Arm Speed </li></ul><ul><li>The number of strides taken </li></ul><ul><li>Stride length </li></ul><ul><li>The range of movement of hips </li></ul><ul><li>How fast you can push off the blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Timing coordination of legs and arms </li></ul>
  9. 9. Past Paper Question <ul><li>What is meant by speed ? </li></ul><ul><li>(ii) Name a test to measure whole body speed. </li></ul><ul><li>(iii) Running at speed depends on a number of factors in your performance. Describe three factors in your performance which could affect your ability to run fast. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cont… <ul><li>Whole body speed can help your performance. Choose a team activity. Give two examples when whole body speed was needed in this activity. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cont… <ul><li>(ii) The speed of your reactions can also help your performance. Choose an individual activity. Explain, in detail, how the speed of your reactions helped your performance. </li></ul>

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