Seriously, I am trying to figure it out.
What are the physical qualities that make an athlete?
Will General Physical Preparedness constitute the bulk of this person’s training or does his training need to be geared toward a more specific activity?
Does an individual have to compete in a “sport” to be considered one or can there be “generic” all-around athleticism?
The human body is a machine built for performance. It seems a waste to not use it in its full capacity. Why only, for example, lift heavy weights when huge feats of maximal strength are only one part of living in the real world? Why not also train explosiveness, speed, agility, flexibility...and yes, the dreaded endurance systems too? So my question is: how does an amateur combine the qualities of athleticism into a general training regimen so that he may have all around "fitness"?