Wednesday, August 23, 2006
All of the training I provide adheres to the SAID principal which stands for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands. This means if you ask your body to do something it's not used to, it will adapt. The more you run for example, the stronger your muscles, bones and cardiovascular system becomes. The more you stretch, the more flexible you become. The more muscle you build and calories you burn, the better your body composition becomes. These things are called the primary components of fitness but there are also secondary components that greatly affect your performance as well as everyday life.
The secondary components include things like balance, coordination, agility, reaction time, and mental capacity. Just like the primary components, these things can be trained. It's important to make demands on these systems as they tend to diminish with age and by keeping them sharp you'll feel better and be less prone to injury.
Posted by Tony Denford