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Students improving in the Quest for greater fitness

BTEC Sport students at Solihull Sixth Form College noticed the fitness levels shoot up in a matter of weeks after taking part in the Quest Team Challenge.

BTEC Sport students at Solihull Sixth Form College noticed the fitness levels shoot up in a matter of weeks after taking part in the Quest Team Challenge.

The in-house challenge was devised as part of their training and fitness module and it aimed to measure strength and aerobic endurance over a four-week training programme.

The students worked in pairs and had to come up with a programme of activities for each other, which utilised a variety of training methods.

Peter Whitehouse, who ended up on the winning side after the goup was split into two, noticed his strength improve by a whopping 75 per-cent.

Ishmaeel Muhimin was the best in the other group with an improvement of 24 per-cent.

Grigor Wallace, sports studies teacher at the college said the challenge as a whole was a huge success: “The students benefitted from not only improved personal fitness and well being, but also from improved knowledge about the principles of training, which is critical to their course.”

 

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