AQA GCSE PE Chapter 6- Training Notes

Complete notes on Chapter 6 of the AQA GCSE PE Syllabus. These notes are on training, that includes:

  • principles of training - SPORT...
  •  aspects of training - Warm up, cool down etc...
  •  methods of training- Circuit, continuous etc...

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Chapter 6 Training

Principles of Training



The training has to be suited to your sport otherwise you
are unlikely to gain any benefits towards your chosen sport
or activity. An example of this would be with a marathon
runner. The most suitable training would…

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If you stop training for a certain amount of time, the effects
of training can be lost as well. This means that you need to
start progressing training again. An example of this would
be if you were injured and you stopped training for
several weeks/ months.



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Aspects of training

Warm Up

The warm up is carried out in order to:

Increase blood flow to prepare the body for

Warm muscles in order to prevent injury as
cold muscles are more prone to injury than
warm ones.

Prepare the performer psychologically.

The warm up should include:…

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Methods of Training

There are 5 types of training:

Weight training
Circuit training
Fartlek training
Continuous training
Interval training

Each method can be organised into sets and repetitions.

Repetitions are the number of times an exercise or action is repeated.

Sets are the number of groups of repetitions of an…

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Sport example: Weightlifting (most obvious)
Circuit Training

Circuit training involves a series of activities or
exercises that take place at a different station.

It is looking to improve:

Muscular strength
Muscular endurance
Muscle Tone

It also increases:

Bone density
Metabolic rate

It decreases body fat percentage

In a circuit,…

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Disadvantages: Can be a bit boring and limits what components of fitness you
can improve.

Sport Example: any sport that requires both respiration types e.g. Rugby
Continuous Training

Continuous training involves slow or medium
intensity exercise for long periods of time. This is
about 6070% of your maximum heart rate.…

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