As a student, I always find myself stressed about things like homework, tests, due dates, grades, rent, and all other sorts of college-related problems. When I start to feel overwhelmed by all of the noise of being a young college student, I turn to the one thing that gives me the greatest sense of purpose and inner piece; weightlifting. For me, a weightlifting session is a form of meditation, a time when I can be by myself and truly find inner peace. There is no better feeling to me when I enter a gym with a planned and detailed workout in mind. The feeling of anticipation and readiness to vent out my stress gives me the motivation to hit a workout hard. During a weightlifting session I put on my headphones and block out all the noise of
Over time, the Army has established several fitness programs. Soldiers first encounter such programs during Basic Training. Developing these programs aid Soldiers in meeting the required standard; however, often only provide the Soldier with the minimal fitness level necessary to meet the standard. Other programs utilized derive from published Army manuals and taught within the Army Master Fitness Course. These manuals contain the most recent applications development in order to aid individuals in achieving the physical fitness necessary to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). The three different Army fitness plans include beginner, intermediate and advance. The exercises included help improve flexibility,
The coach must therefore impart the secrets of the special kind of endurance that comes from mind, heart, and body”. This reminds me of the day in my choir class when we were learning breath support. During that day you told us to keep doing jumping jacks and push ups and told us to run around in circles a few times. When we were finished you explained to us that if we keep up our endurance up our breath support will improve which means you can hold the note for longer beats in each measure. The need of physical endurance is beneficial in the strangest ways.
An athlete’s desire is to perform to the best of their ability. However, training hours a day, many days of the week,can be very exhausting. For athletes that have very busy schedules it can be much harder to train at high levels, which can affect their performance level to drop and can even cause an athlete to quit. Fatigue is a very common symptom for athletes. Fatigue is a loss of energy from the body which can cause tiredness, and even illness. It can occur from high intensity training, and can easily happen by not getting the right amount rest. One way to prevent fatigue is by adding nutritional supplements to an athlete’s diet, which can produce energy to the body to increase their performance. Everybody needs energy in order to function
"Whoo Hoo" and going along with me. 1% Diva and 99% Fitness and Food Fanatic! Wellness is a lifestyle for me and having taken an interest in a few figure rivalries I rapidly discovered how sustenance is a compliment to getting, being, and staying Fit. My aphorism is: Be Fit,
In accordance with FM 7-22 there are three phases of Physical Readiness Training (PRT): Initial Conditioning, Toughening, and Sustaining. Initial is designed to prepare future Soldiers to learn Army PRT. Toughening Phases is used for preparing Soldiers transitioning to the Sustaining Phases by applying introductory fitness and necessary movement skills. Lastly, Sustaining Phase is to continue physical development and maintain a higher level of physical readiness.
Chapters 17 and 18 in Extraordinary Relationships gave a good introduction into new concepts relating to Human Interactions and Relationships. These new concepts gave a better understanding on managing the emotional self in relationships, processing feelings, and dealing with crises. Two concepts that were discussed throughout the chapters were training in self-regulation and how to process feelings. One of the concepts discussed in chapter17 was the concept of training in self-regulation. In 1910 Johannes Schultz developed autogenic training which is a system of self-regulation. Autogenic training is self-willed training that consisted of six exercises. These exercises were induction of heaviness, peripheral wealth, heart rate regulation, respiratory control, abdominal warmth, and cooling of the
When setting up a training program for a client, one key thing to consider is their sports or daily movements. The body is made up of 3 dimensions and all 3 should be used to make sure their body is evenly balanced and they aren’t lacking in one area. Lacking in one area could cause injury in another, using all three planes of motion. The three planes of motion are as follows.
Did you know that by some estimates, up to 60 percent of competitive athletes overtrain at some point? A recent study conducted showed that over 15 percent of 200 elite British athletes tested met the criteria for being overtrained, and thus, felt the effects of a “burnout” (Reynolds 1). To understand the toll that overtraining can take on an athlete’s life, consider Whitney Myers, a world class swimmer at the University of Arizona. In 2006, Myers won the women’s N.C.A.A. title in the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys, while going on to win gold in the 200-meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships. Less than a year later, however, she stumbled under pressure at the 2007 Long-Course Championships, making the finals in only one
Fartlek training is a form of cardiovascular training that requires you to run/cycle/row for a period of time at a high intensity then lower to a moderate intensity for a period of time then to a lower intensity again. Alternatively you can change the order of the intensity as there is no strict way to do Fartlek training. Fartlek training would benefit you because it replicates change of speed used in football, allows you to cope with lactic acid as well if training is consistent.
A time in my life that I have had to come together with other people to solve differences would be in cheerleading. There were thirteen girls, all with very different personalities and opinions. Like most cases, our personalities clashed at times, resulting in conflict. Most of the time we were able to resolve our conflicts, but when it came down to our homecoming routine, there was a lot of tension between us all. It is difficult to balance school and cheer at the same time, especially around the time of homecoming. We often had long, stressful practices that left us feeling weak and drained. Our muscles had no time to recuperate from the constant lifting and stretching, since we would practice every day. We all brought many different talents and strengths to the team, as well as weaknesses.