Summer is a great time – wherever we go, we have plenty of juicy fruit straight from the tree, colorful vegetables from the garden, chilled drinks, pleasantly cold water in the lake, plenty of outdoor sports activities to choose from. The condition is one. We mentioned it in the first sentence – you only have to… move.
Nowadays, when most of us live in haste and monotony almost every day, doing certain routine things, not taking care of the right amount of sleep, healthy eating or regular practicing any sport, it is extremely difficult to find a willingness and motivation to change. However, let us try to convince you of the importance of physical fitness in our lives.
WHY SHOULD WE PRACTISE SPORT?
We define human physical fitness as the ability of the body to demonstrate efficient movement in a fully functional range without pain. Physical fitness is a multifaceted phenomenon. The most important factors in reducing overall physical fitness include pain, injuries (including amputations), chronic overloads and systemic diseases.
It is important to understand that regardless of the reason, one of the most common reasons preventing the efficiency to develop its potential is the lack of structural tissue “space” (lack of full functional range of movement) and the occurrence of abnormal motor programs (so-called “body instructions”) at the CNS level.
Structural limitations, i.e. contractions, muscle tension imbalances or non-functional muscle hypertrophy, should be addressed first in training/therapy to allow the nervous system to have easier access to inactive body areas and sleepy muscle groups. By recreating the full functional structural space of the body, correct motor programs are more likely to manifest themselves spontaneously and perpetuate as correct habits of using the body.
TYPES OF FITNESS
Based on these areas of activity, we distinguish two types of physical fitness: functional fitness and special sports fitness. The aim of basic functional performance is to consolidate the habit of correct body handling in everyday life activities (locomotion, standing up, carrying, etc.). The aim of special fitness is to increase the sporting performance of the discipline and to prevent injuries.
Basic fitness is related to corrective activities and refers to ergonomics in the area of everyday life activities, while special fitness is related to physical preparation in a sport. Since both types of physical fitness are based on learning and strengthening motor skills as efficiently as possible, it is difficult to find a border between them. For this reason, every client in physical training should be seen as both an athlete and a patient.
If you are looking for a good personal trainer in Poznań, who will not only motivate you to act but will also show you how to properly perform exercises matched to your silhouette, please contact us!