International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part E (2017)
Hammer throwers and their physical fitness profile
The word athletic is derived from the Greek word Athlon which mean a “contest” or “competition” and the world athlete mean a person who takes part in athletics. In ancient times many track and field events were practiced like marathon, discus throw, javelin throw, long jump and other short distance races. We are living in machine age and heavily or totally depend upon machines for most of our work. Machines do work for us as a result or physical efficiency has gone. Our ancestors were far more physically efficient or fit than us. So, there is great importance of physical education. Through hammer throwing games and sports development of body takes place. A person physically fit can help others whenever his help required. The various components of hammer throwing on our physical fitness are speed, strength, endurance, flexibility and agility. Physical fitness enables a person to perform vigorous activities. Generally, physical fitness and good health are considered synonymous but it is wrong. A healthy person may be physically unfit because he may be lacking in some component of physical fitness. Regular vigorous hammer throwing game also; increase the efficiency and capacity of an individual to lead a fruitful life. Therefore, vigorous physical activities should be done for the physical growth and development.
How to cite this article:
Ashok Kumar. Hammer throwers and their physical fitness profile. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(9): 341-344.