Leader & Led: Similar Qualities…

“Leadership presupposes two things:– A leader, and men capable of being led. A stag cannot lead an army of lions; a lion cannot persuade an army of stags to follow. What then is required? A lion leading lions. In other words, the qualities of leader and led are very similar. The chief of these qualities… Read More

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Endure & Suffer…

“We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is unsufferable.” Emperor Hirohito (1901 to 1989) Hirohito, original name Michinomiya Hirohito and posthumous name Shōwa, was emperor of Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989. He was the longest-reigning monarch in Japan’s history. There is still considerable debate on the exact nature and… Read More

Migratory Birds & Endurance Training…

Migratory birds are extraordinary endurance athletes – and their feats require some serious preparation. In the weeks before take-off, many undergo extreme physiological changes (Vernimmen, 2017). Most obviously, they load up on fats. In many cases, that means temporarily supersizing their digestive organs to ingest as much food as possible. Then, immediately before departure, they shrink their digestive organs to… Read More

Components of Physical Fitness

Muscular Strength: The amount of force that a muscle or a group of muscles can exert for one repetition, i.e. crunches. Muscular Endurance: The capacity of the same muscle or group of muscles to sustain a series of repetitive contractions, i.e. crunches. Flexibility: The range of movement of a specific joint or group of joints, i.e. quadriceps… Read More