Muscular Strength Essay

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Muscular Strength, Power, and Speed Muscular strength, power, and speed are defined as the three vital skills needed by taekwondo players in their sport, as stated in Physical Training in Taekwondo: Generic and Specific Training (Haddad, 2014). Muscular strength is defined by Hall, E. (2003) as the ability of a muscle group to develop maximal contractile force against a resistance in a single contraction. Greenfield, B. (2016) suggests that power and speed goes hand-in-hand with strength. Greenfield (2016) defined power as the ability to generate high amounts of force over a period over a short time, while defining speed as the ability to travel a set distance over as short a period of time as possible. These vital skills allows a taekwondo player’s muscular units in the lower extremeties the ability to kick, jump, and maintain stances. According to this study, their hasn’t been a consensus about the different investigative studies done on the effect of muscular strength training in taekwondo, and only one study investigated speed and agility in low frequency taekwondo training measured through 50m shuttle run test (Kim, 2011). The study suggests that the findings are the result of low number of training sessions or non-sufficient stimulus eliciting speed and
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Aparicio H. Mequi, former chairperson of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and former director for the Bureau of Physical Education and School Sports (BPESS). The workshop of the different fitness tests was intended to update the program by bringing in new trends and researches to address the issues on test qualities and administration. The test administration is an essential component of the Physical Education and School Sports Program, in which elementary and secondary students to be subjected. The fitness tests are conducted by the schools at the beginning and at the end of each school

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