21 - related fitness Athletes need this kind of fitness...

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SECTION 1: ABOUT THE GUIDELINES Health-Related Versus Performance-Related Fitness The Guidelines focus on reducing the risk of chronic disease and promoting health-related fitness, particularly cardiovascular and muscular fitness. People can gain this kind of fitness by doing the amount and types of activities recommended in the Guidelines. The Guidelines do not address the types and amounts of activity necessary to improve performance-
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Unformatted text preview: related fitness. Athletes need this kind of fitness when they compete. Medical screening issues for competitive athletes also are outside the scope of the Guidelines. People who are interested in training programs to increase performance-related fitness should seek advice from other sources. Generally, these people do much more activity than required to meet the Guidelines....
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