Squash, a max­i­mum ef­fort sport

Sportstar - - TOAST OF THE NATION HIMA DAS - RAMJI SRINI­VASAN

Squash is a fast­paced game that re­quires a high level of tech­ni­cal, tac­ti­cal and mo­tor skills and the phys­i­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter of a 5,000m ath­lete.

Squash is a mod­er­ate­ to high­in­ten­sity game. The play­ers are ac­tive at least 70­75 per cent of the time on court, and each ball play may last up to 10 sec­onds or less.

The rest in­ter­val can be up to ■ sec­onds and heat can go up to 75­■5 per cent through­out a game. It is also a max­i­mum ef­fort sport be­cause of the near­max­i­mum heart rate through­out the match.

Men­tal con­di­tion­ing and zon­ing It’s a fast­paced game that re­quires a high level of tech­ni­cal, tac­ti­cal and mo­tor skills and the phys­i­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter of a 5,000m ath­lete. The en­ergy ex­pen­di­ture for an elite player can be ap­prox­i­mately 2,■00 kilo­litres per hours to 3,000 kl/hr.

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