IGCSE Physical Education Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 216 - 220 of 256

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Many performers choose to train at altitude. Give example and how it benefits.

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Cycling. Exposure to high altitude could theoretically improve an athlete’s capacity to exercise. Exposing the body to high altitude causes it to acclimatize to the lower level of oxygen available in the atmosphere.

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Tony and Larry are both starting to train for different types of activities. Tony is involved in an endurance activity whilst Larry do activities that require explosive strength.

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Name an activity that would typically require explosive strength.

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Weight lifting.

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Explain a safety factor to apply to Plyometric training to prevent injury.

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1) Perform plyometric before other types of training to be finish.

2) Perform cardiovascular and flexibility warm up prior to starting.

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Both Tony and Larry use weight training as part of their training programme. What would be the difference in overload (number of repetitions and the size of the weights) needed for Tony and Larry to improve in their different activities?

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Tony: - He will require less no. of repetitions and size of weights.

Larry: - He will require more no. of repetitions and size of weights.

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Both choose to use Plyometric Training, explain why with examples.

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Main feature of plyometric training is that it enhances performance and also increases muscle strength.

Example: Depth jumps.