Demands on performance

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  • Demands on Performance
    • Personality
      • Introvert
        • are usually shy. They perform better at lower arousal levels
      • Extrovert
        • are socially outgoing. They need high arousal levels to perform
    • Emotions
    • Tension
    • Anxiety
      • sense of apprehension of a perceived threat
        • we tend to get uptight before competition could be related the pressure of being observe
    • Aggression
    • Motivation
    • Boredom
    • Feedback
    • Fatigue
      • Fatigue  is  the  feeling  of  extreme physical  or  mental  tiredness  bought  on  by  extreme  exertion  and  it  can  result  in  temporary  loss  of  strength  and  energy
        • Your  body  may  not  be  able  to  carry  on  with  what  you  are  doing  due  to  local  muscular  fatigue  (when  a  muscle,  or  group  of  muscles  are  unable  to  carry  on  contracting  and  movement  stops.)  This  may  result  in  stopping  what  you  are  doing  completely.
        • Concertration  decreases  meaning  your  more  likely  to  make  mistakes.
        • Skill  levels  decrease  as  speed  and  strength  decrease.
    • Stress
      • Stress  is  the  bodies  reaction  to  a  change  that  requires  a  physical,  mental  or  emotional  adjustment  or  response  and  this  can  be  linked  to  other  factors  in  a  sporting  situation.  Some  people  may  find  that  they  become  more  agressive and  others  may  find  that  levels  of  arousal  are  increased.
        • Excitment  or  suspence  can  lead  to  tension  which  can  lead  to  muscle  tightness  which  will  have  a  physical  effect
        • Anxiety  can  make  you  feel  uneasy  and  apprehensive  both  before  and  during  performance.  Over  anxiousness causes  mistakes but it  may  help  focus.
        • Nerousness  can  add  to  tension  levels,  making  you  more  tense  and  agitated  to  the  point  of  physical  effects  such  as  shaking  or  feeling  sick.
        • Motivation  will  decrease
        • Everyone  gets  stressed  but  it's  more  common  in  indiviual  actitives  where  the  focus  is  on  one  person

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