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Understanding the Definition of Health Related Fitness

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Being a Health and Fitness Professional, it is my job to understand terms and definitions which are commonplace to this industry, as well to keep abreast of evolving trends. Through my experience, I have found that a number of terms deserve a little more clarification than that which they are granted.

Aside from clarifying the definition of Health Related Fitness, this article intends to shed some light on a few of the associated terms, and to show their respective distinctions.

Is it simply all in a name?

The fitness world seems to use the concept Health Related Fitness like a generic fitness principle – interchangeable with others like “Physical Fitness”, “Health and Fitness” or simply “Fitness.”

While all of these terms can be included under the broad term Health and Physical Fitness, they individually refer to different aspects – both generic and specific. Unfortunately, references to these and other fitness-related terms are often vague, while consistency in their intended use is meager at best; there is a kind of “generally accepted” use for them, but individuals often rely on own interpretation, and this can lead to confusion.

With that said, does Health Related Fitness simply infer fitness by means of good health? Not quite. That is why we need to understand a little more behind these words before digesting the definition.

How did the term Health Related Physical Fitness come about?

That is a good question. One could probably ask what is this concept all about – can we not simply use the terms “Fitness” or “Physical Fitness” instead?” Why Health “Related”?

The main reason stems from the fact that most health and fitness terms are used inconsistently and often refer to different concepts or notions. Subsequent to the 1996 report from the US Surgeon General (Physical Activity and Health; a report of the Surgeon General), there was a move to try and address the alarming rise in obesity levels among the general American public. Studies and initiatives required standardization among clinicians, health practitioners and fitness trainers to grapple with the task at hand. Enter “Health Related Physical Fitness”, a working term to address the general state of health among the public.

The definition of Health Related Fitness

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the main authority in this field, ineffective definitions with unclear and subjective wordings, as well as definitions containing terms which themselves require defining, have contributed to confusing the term “Physical Fitness.”

There exists no reliable guide for Health and Fitness Professionals to measure “Physical Fitness”, because the term has been so loosely and inconsistently defined. It is therefore that one should consider the concept of Health Related Fitness. The definition therefore centers on the 5 Components of Physical Fitness which relate to “good health.” These Components are:

  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Body Composition
  • Flexibility
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance

On the other hand, Skill Related Fitness Components are:

  • Balance
  • Reaction Time
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Power

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Farm Boy Strength – What is it and How to Get it!

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It seems like people are always in the never-ending quest for the perfect workout. Would you like to be able to gain pure farm boy strength and size by performing simple but effective lifts with inexpensive equipment? Many seek out the fancy, shiny, clean, and bright gym atmosphere with rows upon rows of stationary bikes, elliptical machines, stair steppers, and so on. You see these people in the gym aimlessly wandering around but never really seeming to accomplish anything.

You probably know the routine. Get a matching outfit, go on the cardio equipment, hit a few of the nautilus machines and maybe do a curl or two with some free-weights. Whew! What a workout! People are spending good money per month or per year but never really have any directions or guidance to follow. This is pretty much the routine in gyms and fitness centers across the country and the world for that matter.

Have you ever thought about getting back to basics? Getting back to a time when everything was done with basic compound movements and no fancy equipment. Squats, bench or floor presses, dead lifts, rows and so on. There were no stationary bikes or treadmills used. Some people did not even have access to any weights. They would just lift anything they could get their hands on. These were and still are some of the strongest people of our time. If you want to tap into your true strength and size potential, it’s time to get back to the basics and back to routines that incorporate basic compound movements. Exercises that work more than one body part at a time. There is no need for isolation exercises like concentration curls for example because these muscles will grow naturally with the stress that is placed upon them when you are doing these routines.

Have you ever thought of picking up a sandbag, flipping a tractor tire, or doing a farmers walk by carrying dumbbells or carrying a heavy stone? You probably haven’t because these types of things seem to be unheard of in the gym today.

The amount of strength and size that one can gain by getting back to basics and even fun ways of the underground are astronomical compared to current day weight training cycles. It takes more than a couple of curls, some flyes, and leg extensions to get there. You must be willing to think outside the box and dedicate 15 to 45 minutes at least three days a week. There is no need to spend four or more days in the gym at hours on end. By adhering to a simple but very effective routine, you can tap into your true farm boy strength.… Read More

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Planning Your Winter Triathlon Training

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It may seem crazy but the first thing you should consider when planning your winter training is have a break from training! Giving yourself 2 to 3 weeks off structured sessions will allow your mind and body to wind down and recover, this does not mean you need to be completely sedentary but do things for fun rather than because you have to. Go out mountain biking, meet up with friends for a round of golf or go and play badminton with the guys from work but most importantly clear your head and enjoy the down time.

Your recovery time presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on your season and evaluate how it went. Did you realize everything you set out to do? Did you meet you goals? Do you feel well performed and got the results you wanted? Ask yourself these questions and be completely honest with yourself, once you are armed with this information it's time to start thinking about your ambitions for the 2012 season and planning your winter training accordingly.

Winter training should focus on laying the foundations for next season and the key to this is consistency. Many people make the mistake of over training during winter which can potentially lead to illness or injury which will interrupt the good work you are doing. Make sure your plans include a realistic amount of training and stick to it – this will lay a solid base for next season.

Key Tips for Winter Training

Lower intensity training – During this period most of your training should be done at an intensity you find comfortable with your heart rate in the aerobic zone. You can either use a heart rate monitor to measure this or the Rate of Perceived Exertion which is based on your perceived effort.

Work on your weaknesses – The early part of winter training is also an ideal time to work on your weaknesses. Your training should be low intensity so it's wise to spend the time on drills and technique, especially in the pool, to rectify any problems. You may also find a 1-2-1 swim analysis session beneficial.

Strength & Training – Make sure you get advice around your strength training from an expert but focus on periods, with the first period about getting the technique right (6-8 week), then adding some weight and increasing the intensity and finally a power phase . This will help for all 3 of your sports.

Invest in a Bike Fit – If you found that your bike split was disappointing, it's definitely worth investing in a proper bike fit from a reputable bike retailer. A small change can make a huge difference.

Go Mountain Biking – During the winter, spend time on doing some mountain biking. This will not only improve you riding but also help with gear selection and keep you off the roads in winter. Remember never go out on your bike in icy conditions – it just is not worth it.

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Part 3 – The Road to Fitness Success – Choose Your Fitness Products Wisely!

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Now that you have created a burning desire to be fit, healthy and attractive, and have begon secretly conspiring to satisfy your desires, the obvious question becomes …

How?

There are so many different types of fitness products to choose from … all claiming to be your perfect fitness, health and physique solution.

* So many recommendations …
* So many famous personalities …
* So many advertisements …

But which fitness product will work best for you?

Here are some characteristics to look for when choosing a fitness product.

The more of these characteristics the fitness product has … the better the chance you will succeed in achieving your fitness, health and physique goals.

Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be … Effective

While this characteristic seems like a no-brainer … you would be surprised at just how many people are actively using a fitness product that will never give them the results they seek.

Many people say they want improve their level of fitness … and get a bodybuilding product.

Big muscles are not necessarily indicative of a high level of fitness.

Many people say they want to lose fat … and get an aerobic endurance product.

Aerobic training is only a part of the fat loss equation, and will not produce the lean, muscular, athletic body most people want … regardless of all the hard work. The point is, make sure the fitness product you choose is designed to get the results you want … or you are doomed to failure before you begin. If you want to increase fitness, improve health and develop an attractive physique … look for fitness products designed to produce these results.

Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be … Interesting

Let's face it, if you are not interested in the fitness product you choose … you will not use it long enough to see results.

I do not care if the fitness product was proven to work by thousands of scientific studies … it will have no positive effect on your fitness, health or physique if you do not do it.

And you will not do it … if it does not hold your attention and peak your interest.

No matter how many times you say …

"This time I'm not giving up until I get the results I want."

… you will ever give up if the fitness product is not interesting to you.

Do not force yourself to struggle with a fitness product you hate … look for interesting fitness products that fit into your lifestyle and match your personality.

You should look forward to physical training … not dread it!

Your Physical Fitness Program Must Be … Modifiable

There is not one fitness product in existence that can be all things to all people … regardless of what all the slick-sentenced advertisements say.

Fitness products must be modifiable to your goals, needs, abilities and limitations … you must be given a degree of freedom to make the physical fitness program … Read More