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Researchers from a university in Manchester in the UK have said that as part of a sports team is the way to improve all-round fitness. The researchers said team sport players are as good at and have as much stamina as long-distance , and are as strong as bodybuilders. This is because of the different of exercise team players do. The researchers said the to all-round fitness is to combine building your with combining your endurance and stamina. The team said cycling, running or swimming was best for all-round fitness. It also said doing housework and climbing stairs was a good to going to the gym.

The looked at 228 athletes aged 17 to 37 who studied at the Lithuanian Sports University. There were 87 endurance athletes, as cyclists, skiers and long-distance runners; 77 power athletes, such as and bodybuilders, and 64 team athletes who played basketball, and volleyball. The researchers tested athletes on their power and their ability to jump from a standing . Researchers also tested the athletes' oxygen use during hard exercise to measure endurance. Professor Hans Degens said his study showed that "endurance for power athletes and power training for endurance athletes" was . He said team players have the best of both .

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