Physical Education (AQA) Fitness testing

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How can your fitness level influence your choice of activity?
You should start at a level that is right for you. E.g. probably not a good idea to run a marathon, if your only used to walking around the shops.
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How can your Physical Maturity affect your choice of activity?
Someone who's still growing might not have the strength or endurance for high intensity sports, and could permanently injure themselves by doing them.
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How can age affect your choice of activity?
As you get older your body become weaker, so older people might prefer non-contact sports instead of sports like rugby or boxing, where their more likely to get injured.
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What does PAR-Q stand for?
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
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Why should you complete a PAR-Q Questionnaire?
To make sure you are physically ready and able to participate in your chosen activity.
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Why would you have your blood pressure checked before taking part in physical activity?
Exercise can put a lot of stress on your body. Vigorous exercise can be dangerous if you have high or low blood pressure as it may indicate problems with the cardiovascular system.
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Why should you check lifestyle and family history, before taking part in an activity?
Health problems may be identified when looking at your lifestyle and family history.
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Why should you measure your BMI before taking part in physical activity?
To ensure you're a healthy weight.
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Why should you measure your resting heart rate before taking part in physical activity?
To Measure your cardiovascular fitness as the lower your resting heart rate, the better your cardiovascular system.
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What is a heart rate monitor and how can it monitor fitness?
These monitor heart rate. You can see how strenuous an activity is by measuring how much your heart rate goes up by.
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What is a Pedometer and how do they monitor fitness?
These record the amount of steps you take. They can be used to work out how many calories you burn.
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How can diary keeping monitor your fitness?
Easy way of recording the amount of activity you do, helping to monitor improvements in your fitness.
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Explain how to complete 'Coopers 12-minute run test'
1) jog to warm up 2) Run around the track as many times as you can in 12 minutes 3) the further you can run the fitter you are.
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Explain how to complete the 'treadmill test'?
1) start by walking on the treadmill 2) gradually increase the slop and speed 3) the long you can run the fitter you are.
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What does MSFT stand for?
Multi-Stage Fitness Test
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Explain how the Multi-stage Fitness test works.
A recording of timed bleeps is played, you have to run shuttles of 20 meters starting on the first bleep, you must be at the other line when the next bleep sounds, the time between the bleeps gets faster you can miss 3 bleeps you finish the test.
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What is the formula for the harvard step test?
Length of exercise in seconds/5.5 times pulse count timed by 100
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What are Skin Fold Callipers?
Used to pinch the skin and underlying fat. These measurements are then added to a specific age and gender formula to estimate your body fat percentage.
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Explain the 'Body density test'
weight yourself on land and in water, then using the two measurements and a formula you can work out body density and percentage of body fat.
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How can you test Muscular endurance?
see how many times you can do an exercise e.g. abdominal curls or press-ups
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How can you test muscular strength?
using the Hand Grip test.
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How can you test flexibility?
Sit and reach test.
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How can you test balance?
The standing stork test.
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How can you test agility?
Illinois Agility run test
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How can you test coordination? (2 ways)
3-ball juggle and alternate hand throw
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how can you measure reaction times?
the ruler drop test
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how can you measure power? (2 ways)
vertical jump test and standing broad jump test
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how can speed be measured?
30/50m jump test.
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