IGCSE Physical Education Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 215 - 218 of 256

Question 215

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A local authority is planning to build a sports centre in their town. How to finalize a location – 2 main factors.

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(i) It should be built on the outskirts of the town so there will be less pollution as compared to town.

(ii) Plantation should be more around the sports centre.

Question 216

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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.

Question 217 (1 of 8 Based on Passage)

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When they go to the gym it is important that they warm up, why?

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1) Warming up increases body temperature. This heating effect allows muscles and tendons become more extensible.

2) The increase in temperature causes a rise in enzyme and metabolic activity. This improves the efficiency of muscle contraction.

Question 218 (2 of 8 Based on Passage)

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What would be the physical signs that they are overtraining?

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Insomnia, irritability, depression, loss of concentration, etc

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