The sport of fencing involves engaging an opponent with a foil, saber or epee. Dexterity and skill in handling the sword are very important in this sport as are flexibility and endurance. The sudden lunging and twisting movements can present a danger to unprepared joints, muscles and connective tissue, so be sure to properly warm-up before this activity. It is also important to stretch before and after fencing, and on non-competition days.
Fencing Equipment required
Fencing Applicable substitutions
Fencing Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, sartorius, gluteal muscles, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, forearms and tricepsAssistance muscles: latissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboids, chest, abdominals and erector spinae
Approximately 0.06 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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