IGCSE Physical Education Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 247 - 250 of 256

Question 247

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What is overtraining syndrome? List down five signs of overtraining.

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Overtraining syndrome is a neuroendocrine disorder characterized by poor performance in competition, inability to maintain training loads, persistent fatigue, reduced catecholamine excretion, frequent illness, disturbed sleep and alterations in mood state.

  1. Muscle Soreness.
  2. Insatiable thirst.
  3. Insomnia.
  4. Depression.
  5. Injury increase.

Question 248

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Give two reasons why Fartlek Training is an effective method to use with a performer starting to regain fitness.

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Offers an efficient way to incorporate high intensity and low intensity workouts into one routine

Improves athletic performance by mimicking the intensity and flow of competition

Question 249

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Physical fitness

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Physical fitness is the ability to perform daily basis works easily; it is the general state of health and well-being. Physical fitness is generally achieved by performing exercise daily and having a nutritional diet daily.

Question 250

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List down various training methods for endurance development. Explain in detail Fartlek method by giving suitable example.

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  • Short time endurance.
  • Speed endurance.
  • Middle time endurance
  • Long time endurance

Fartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. Fartlek runs are a very simple form of a long distance run. Fartlek training is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.

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