“You are only as strong as your weakest man.”
That should be the slogan for all team sport athletes! High team spirit within the team and a consistent work ethic would typically bring about better results in competitions. Slogging it out together would forge a strong camaraderie with one another and thus increasing your team’s overall cohesiveness. So, bring your teammates along for training! Especially if you know those who are lagging behind or are the weak link’s in your team’s armour. You will be surprised at the power of positive training influences and motivation within a team.
Aside from constantly focusing on losing the fat to win this competition, let’s also look at the fundamentals of team sport. It is generally comprised of athletes with uncharacteristic size, speed, and strength. Coordinated motor function and relevant psycho motor movements in relation to the Sport, plays a critical role in overall performance for the players. There are several strength and conditioning programs that have helped many team sport athletes become stronger, faster, and, in some cases, larger. These programs have also succeeded in providing athletes with the ability to enhance their collective team performance.
Strength and conditioning or resistance programs have a major impact on the performance characteristics of athletes. Compared with aerobic exercises such as jogging or cycling, resistance exercise appears to have less of an impact on direct caloric expenditure and on creating a negative energy balance. In other words resistance programmes through documented scientific research have shown to augment fat loss. This occurs indirectly because strength and conditioning programmes increase resting metabolic rates (RMR). Aerobic exercises do expand more energy while you are doing it but once you have stopped, that energy expenditure also stops, but this is not the same for resistance exercises which continues expending energy and oxidising fat at the same time.
In conclusion, resistance exercise does have an indirect impact on weight and fat loss through increasing RMR and enhancing fat oxidation. Because resistance exercise maintains or increases muscle mass, even during severe caloric restriction, RMR will remain elevated and maintained during weight loss. In addition in increased RMR, the rate of fat oxidisation is observed for both in short and long term.