Football is a challenging contact sport in which one team passes, runs or kicks the ball down the field to score points while the opposing team attempts to block progress and gain possession of the ball. While there are different talents and fitness requirements for the various positions on a team, the game requires quickness, skill, strength and stamina from all team members as well as coordination among team members. Flexibility and strength work for the entire body can enhance football performance. To reduce the chance of serious injury, "touch" or "flag" football can be played instead of tackle football. If you play tackle football, wear protective equipment. Always warm-up and stretch before playing football.
Football Sport-specific applications
Football Equipment required
Football Applicable substitutions
Football Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles (may vary by position): quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteal muscles, hip adductors, tensor fasciae latae, hip flexors, calves, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, shoulders, chest, erector spinae, triceps, biceps, forearms, teres major, teres minor, obliques, abdominals, and serratus anterior
Approximately 0.045 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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