adapted physical exercise

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Exercise and sport performed by people with physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties. Many disabled athletes train on a daily basis. They train, often with weights, for flexibility, strength, speed, power, endurance, and to develop specific skills. The training principles for the disabled are the same as those for the able-bodied, but disabled athletes have the additional challenge of developing an individual style that takes their specific disability into account, but which allows them to use their abilities to the maximum. Sports participation offers disabled people a powerful incentive to become fitter, and there is no doubt that it plays an important part in both the psychological and physical rehabilitation of the disabled.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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