Volleyball ranks third among the team sports, after football and basketball. The teams comprise of six players as per the official rules but can also range from any number with the maximum being six and the least being two players.
To attain a score, a team must ‘ground’ the ball in their opponent’s court space. This is essentially making sure the ball hits the ground on the opponent’s’ side of the net within the court boundaries. Volleyball makes for an enjoyable sport by the beach as well a great professional sport. The main point to take home from this sport is that teamwork is the principal.
Improved aerobic and anaerobic respiration
It is research proven that twenty minutes spent while playing a volleyball match corresponds to running a mile in terms of calories spent. Research has also shown that twelve minutes of an intense volleyball match will add up to the same figures.
In a volleyball match, the body requires vast amounts of oxygen for respiration as it moves the muscles. As the heart rate increases so do the amount of oxygen delivered to the muscles. In moments of low oxygen intake (anaerobic), the muscles, from regular exercise, will often efficiently use the little oxygen available.
Bottom line: While playing volleyball, the body is constantly respiring, thus helping improve the body’s anaerobic and aerobic capacities.
Gain Emotional Control
In volleyball and any other sport for that matter, great emotional control is necessary even when one is losing the game. This control will often determine whether the ultimate score is in favor or otherwise. When the player loses control over their emotions, they more often than not also proceed to lose the game.
Emotional control will always work hand in hand with mental focus thus when one loses, the latter collapses. Observations show that volleyball players will have greater control over their anxiety, anger, paranoia, and any other emotions that arise in moments of panic.
Bottom line: constant pressure in the game exposes a player to various stress-inducing situations, which allow them to better explore and manage their emotional capacity.
A study on the volleyball players’ normal lives showed that they are more likely to have discipline when engaging in other activities. Playing in a team requires the player to think critically before acting and often exercise restraint. In volleyball, strict discipline is necessary if one is to attain prowess and success (13). This self-discipline when honed and incorporated in the player’s daily life, may also lead to remarkable success.
Bottom line: social behavior improves significantly while engaged in a sport like volleyball, which requires focus and discipline.
Improved physical function
Without enough exercise, the body gradually becomes unfit and this may cause discomfort from ailments. When the body is unfit, certain nuisances like headaches and muscle pains will often arise. This discomfort disappears by engaging in exercise. The body’s immunity and physical strength will often improve when it is constantly engaged in exercise.
Volleyball is an all-out game that exercises the body muscles equally this ensures that the body’s physical strength and metabolic rate heightens. The body, therefore, improves its immunity from common afflictions.
Bottom line: the persistent exercise in volleyball just like any other sport ensures that the body’s functionality remains at its peak, which prevents minor ailments.
Improved speed and agility
As the player begins playing, he will find that his speed is a bit slow. Reliance on speed will often prove ineffective and hence the need for agile maneuvers. Even with the gradual increase in speed, to cover the court in seconds before the ball grounds requires flexibility and agility.
The sporadic movements of the body often hardly encompass movement and eventually flexible maneuvers will have to suffice. The flexibility of the body as it adjusts to the movements gradually improves and so does the speed not only in moving in any direction but also reaction.
Bottom line: the constant sporadic movements and maneuvers made in volleyball ensure that the player gradually gains physical speed and agility.
Improved focus and concentration
A volleyball player has to keep pace with various aspects of the game. These aspects include a fellow teammate’s positions and movements, the ball movements, and various plays by the opponents. The brain is hence always pinging with information as they strive to keep their own movements coordinated. As the player gains a footing in the game so does their ability to concentrate on a single activity increase.
Bottom line: the constant focus required in a volleyball game hones the concentration spans that the player can exercise on a singular indulgence.
When not in constant use, the bones may acquire a porous quality, which is the condition that is osteoporosis. When the bone weakens by osteoporosis support also deteriorates following overall weakened body state. Exercise, however, can improve this condition or prevent it altogether. The constant use of the muscles enables the bone to gain firmness and strength to support the constant muscle movements.
In volleyball, the service, or a duck to save the ball will ensure that the bones gain strength over time as the bone mass develops to support the muscles. The observation hence follows that players have increased bone mass in comparison to people who hardly exercise.
Bottom line: continuous exercise strengthens and heals their porous aspects by constant use and muscle tension.
Improves muscle and nerve coordination
For the body to move a single muscle, nerve communication has to take place (8). While in a volleyball game, the player has to make quick movements while ensuring they are balanced and coordinated. This attunes the body to use all the nerves in the muscles in order to have better control.
The brain when fully concentrating coordinates the sporadic movements and therefore the player is always nimble. The muscle and nerves of the player come out the better in coordination, which will be in their favor while partaking in other activities outside the court.
Bottom line: movement of a huge group of muscles constantly by the brain in volleyball improves the body’s muscle and nerve coordination gradually.
Escape the risk of obesity and gathering body fat
While exercising the body is constantly respiring to provide energy. This prevents the accumulation of body fats that might cause conditions like obesity. Obesity is a condition rendered by an accumulation of body fat often due to lack of exercise. When the body fat accumulates in the body the risk of a heart attack and other cardiovascular anomalies also increases.
Volleyball has the player running or making spontaneous movements, which keep the body constantly alert and agile. The constant movements in volleyball leave no room for accumulation of body fats and hence obesity is not a risk to the player.
Bottom line: heightened metabolism in sport ensures that the body burns cholesterol and therefore reduces the chance of falling prey to increased body fat that causes obesity.
Reduce the stress and anxiety levels
Stress barrages people in their daily lives and it is a normal phenomenon. The constant barrage of stress without respite, however, may cause adverse effects on the person’s health. Therefore, engaging in exercise, especially one that involves concentration offers a relief of stress and therefore improves the mental health of the individual.
Volleyball is a sport that demands constant concentration. The player, therefore, has to disengage mentally from distracting thoughts to focus on the game (6). This mental escape ensures the player gets a break from stressing thoughts while focusing on the game.
Bottom line: a volleyball game draws the player’ focus from all the anxiety and stress-inducing factors by fully engaging their concentration.
Improve the social attributes of an individual
In a team, the spirit is not individualism but inclusivity and this ensures that the team players trust each other. This aspect of a team ensures that the individual learns and improves their social attributes in relation to social relations.
Teamwork will be a requirement in various scenarios of life starting with work or even educational settings. Start small by trusting in your volleyball teammates while on the beach and the social attributes automatically spill over to other circles.
Bottom line: Volleyball teams allow the player to exercise in a social setting, which allows them to grow their social skill.
Rejuvenate Vital Organs in the Body
Scientific research confirms that, body exercise ensures vital organs like the kidney and lungs remain in a healthy state (4). By engaging in exercise, the body requires pumping substantial amounts of blood to ensure the muscles have ample supply of oxygen for respiration purposes.
Consistent exercise engages the lungs and heart in respiration, which is vital for their rejuvenation. The health of the heart and lungs prevent cardiac and respiratory conditions like asthma and heart attacks.
Bottom line: The internal organs needed for provision of blood and expulsion of waste materials rejuvenate as one exercise.
Heighten the Body’s Metabolic Rate
To increase the metabolism of the body, the body needs to use up energy constantly. Engaging in sport is one of the most excellent ways of doing this. As the player scuttles across the court to save the ball or goes in for a spike, the body has to expend energy and engage the muscles. At these high metabolism rates, energy distribution to the various organs is now at optimum levels.
Bottom line: The need for energy in the muscles while on a volleyball game, increases the body’s metabolism rates to cover the energy requirements.
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Keep a Toned Body
While playing volleyball, the upper part of the body should balance with the lower to ensure balance and coordination. The lower part covers for speed and balancing requirements since as the ball moves sporadically, the player’s movements should be spontaneous and coordinated. On the other hand, the upper body requires hand and eye coordination to direct the ball’s course. These requirements of the sport will have the dormant muscles along the body’s form to join in and ensure the movements are well-coordinated.
Bottom line: Exercising the muscles in the upper and lower parts of the body, concurrently, ensures that the whole-body tones properly.
Scientific research affirms that twenty minutes of participation in a volleyball game burns a hundred and twenty-six calories. As the player moves within the court, keeping up with the sporadic movements of the ball, the changes in direction increase the amounts of energy expended per minute. This game hits two birds with one stone since one gets to have group fun and at the same time burn calories.
Bottom line: volleyball keeps the muscles in motion, which consumes calories in the body.
Better eye-hand coordination
In volleyball, the focus is always on the ball while the body moves by its own accord, which is instinctive. Directing the ball requires coordination of the arm muscles, which relies majorly on the information from sight. In accord, these aspects allow for easy movement but when eyes and hands fail to coordinate gross miscalculations result in loses.
When estimating distances and speeds, the eyes can often make mistakes. With ample practice, the player effortlessly engages their eye-hand coordination in the game. Volleyball requires constant eye-hand coordination while playing to direct the ball’s path.
Bottom line: volleyball engages the eye movements and hand coordination which when practiced frequently improves the brain’s ability to coordinate both simultaneously.
While it may prove easy to make fast movements in the first stages of a match, what distinguishes a true sportsman is the ability to affect it to the end of the game. Volleyball necessitates quick and spontaneous movements, which will require massive amounts of energy.
While the body recovers from rest, the energy stored is plenty but it if it is not enough the player loses their stamina a short while into the game. What counts in a game of matched skill is the point where the opponent’s stamina fails. Persistence in playing volleyball builds the body’s stamina and general strength. By engaging in exercise and ensuring you keep on a healthy diet regime, the body gradually gains stamina and is able to reserve greater amounts of energy and strength.
Bottom line: volleyball requires extensive amounts of stamina, which builds with continuous exercise and maintaining a proper diet.
Improves your mood
When the doctor’s diagnosis proves that the patient suffers from stress or depression, they often recommend that they engage in exercise. While exercising, the body releases the tension in the muscles and allows them to relax which ensures that the individual has lighter moods.
After respiring profusely in exercise, the body resumes normal functions with efficiency, which will automatically lighten the mood.
Bottom line: The release of tension from muscles during a volleyball game exercise ensures that the body relaxes and improves the moods of the player.
Have healthy joints
Any sporting activities require constant movement of the muscles in order to exercise various maneuvers. Volleyball is no different from other sports and the different types of play need constant movement on the court, which often needs quick reflex. Bone movement backs the movement of muscles and therefore strength is essential if this movement is to take effect.
By constantly playing volleyball, the bones start gaining lubrication from constant use and gain strength. Healthy bones and joints reduce the risk of catching diseases like arthritis. It follows that the player escapes aching joints and weak bones all caused by disease of the bones.
Bottom line: the body requires constant exercise to keep the joints effectively lubricated and ensure that the bones strong.
Prevent early muscle deterioration
Various studies on muscle deterioration show that it often begins after thirty. It often draws on faster due to the little exercising of the muscles at a younger age. Volleyball exerts both halves of the body in movements on the court, which require quick employing.
When the muscles are constantly active, they gain mass and strength, which prevents fast muscle deterioration in later years. The studies also show that individuals who constantly engage in exercise not only increases the period before which muscles deteriorate but also reduces the rate at which their muscles deteriorate.
Bottom line: volleyball always tasks the muscles while moving on a court, which steadily increases their mass and strength and prevents their quick deterioration.
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