The Winter Olympics boast a wide variety of sports, from rather sedate-looking curling to fast-and-furious speed skating. So is one type of athlete fitter than another? (LiveScience)
Use our resources to better understand sports of the Winter Olympics.
. . . Or, look back on this earlier blog post to get a great sense of how athletes use different sizes and strengths to their advantage.
The LiveScience article lists the five key components of physical fitness:
- cardiovascular endurance
- muscular endurance
- muscular strength
- body composition (the ratio of fat to muscle).
The article goes on to say most Olympic athletes are “specialists” in one or more of those components.
Read through our media spotlight on “Sports of the 2014 Winter Olympics,” and take a look at the photos below. What sports require what “specialties”?