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Fencing as a Sport of Physical and Mental Conditioning

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Fencing is a sport that is one part physical and one part mental. Conditioning both helps to ensure that you are at the top of your game. The process of conditioning is through practice and experience. Conditioning is not found through only fencing practice but also in complementary activities. It has been argued that fencing during practice is 95% physical and 5% mental while in tournament it is the exact opposite ( 1 ). It is first beneficial to understand what physical and mental conditioning means.   Physical conditioning requires the preparation of the body for rigorous aerobic exercise and ensuring the muscles are both tone and have endurance. Mental conditioning includes learning a variety of movements, ensuring quick reaction, and perceptive within the game. Physical conditioning requires the ability to engage in aerobic, stamina, and physical strength ( 2 ).   Fencing requires heavy clothing and lots of speed and can get most athletes winded quickly. The body mu

10 No-Gym Exercises that Condition the Body for Higher Fitness

At its most fundamental level fitness is about getting the body and blood to move within the system. Slow and methodical movements do provide a benefit but that benefit is much lower than what can be found in a higher paced fitness plan. The speeding of the heart and allowing it to rest a few minutes conditions the body for even more rigorous activity. Conditioning is important for sporting activities. If you enjoy sporting outside of health the overall conditioning helps to improve upon your general performance across a broad range of activities. It provides higher levels of endurance, speed and sustained movement that can push your tennis game, martial arts, or swimming to the next level.  It is recommended that people receive at least 2.5 hours of moderate exercise a week. If you raise the quality of that exercise you may need a little less. However, the more you do the better as long as you are targeting the right areas of the body and going for maximum gain.  A pr

Varying Fitness Routines in the Military and Sports Training Reduces Injury Rates

Fitness is an important aspect of life. The variety of fitness activities, sleep, and overall rigor may have an important impact on both health and exposure to injury. Injury costs time, money, and pain and therefore should be avoided.   Researchers Wyss, et. al. (2014) wanted to study how injuries occur in military practice. They looked at 12 basic training centers and volunteers to determine whether certain practices are raising injury in Swiss Military training.  Repetitive patterns of training can cause injury. When sports players and military members complete the same activities over and over they run the risk of potential injury. The same process occurs when running every day with no rest, using the same movements repetitive, or not cross training causes an injury. Adjusting these patterns can improve both health and reduce overall risks while lowering fatigue. The study used body monitoring equipment, logs, and injury reports to assess the results. They tested measu