IGCSE Physical Education Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 211 - 214 of 256

Question number: 211

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Define amateur sportsman.

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Basically amateur sportsmen are those who are not paid for taking part in sports. For them participation is important than results.

Question number: 212

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The graph below shows the heart rate of a young performer running on a flat track. What is the performer’s resting heart rate? Why these changes have taken place?

The graph shows the heart rate of a young performer running.

The Graph Shows the Heart Rate of a Young Performer Running

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80 per minute. The main reason is that these changes occur because as per the oxygen demand by the cells.

Question number: 213

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Over arousal can have a negative effect on a sportsperson’s performance. Why? How to overcome it?

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Arousal increases muscle tension and affects co-ordination. Too much tension can create difficulties. As well, it affects attention. Arousal can affect our behavior such as hands shaking and restless pacing. There are three techniques to control arousal: -

  1. Progressive Muscular Relaxation (P. M. R. )
  2. Music Affirmations.

Question number: 214

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Obesity affects a person’s ability to perform in sports. What are factors that can cause obesity?

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1) Eating too much junk food.

2) Improper training.

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