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Methods of Training GCSE Theory Lesson #pegeeks. Year 10 GCSE Theory 30 students Friday period 6 (graveyard shift) WHAT ARE WE LEARNING – developing our knowledge of the different methods of training.

Methods of Training GCSE Theory Lesson #pegeeks

WHY ARE WE LEARNING – to improve your knowledge and understanding of the topic in preparation for PEP and GCSE exam HOW ARE WE LEARNING – Teamworkers, independent enquiries How can I deliver the topic methods of training in an innovative, exiting, independent way? The lesson started with the students sitting in their mixed ability groups of 6 on 5 different tables in the classroom. The lesson was then introduced and explained to the students. This initial self assessment would provide the platform for students to build on throughout the lesson and once again created a sense of competition against their peers as it was very visual for each student to not only see there own current attainment but also that of their peers.

Students were then asked to re-evaluate their knowledge and add to their SOLO sheet to highlight any progress made. 1 Elite sport - Funding elite sport. Some elite athletes in the United Kingdom are provided with financial support to allow them to train and prepare for competition.

1 Elite sport - Funding elite sport

Where does the money come from to finance this? This unit will examine this question by looking at the funding of elite sport in the UK. This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Introduction to sport, fitness and management (E112)15 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip16)] Lab UK - Experiments - BBC - Can You Compete Under Pressure? Olympics 2012: The importance of sport psychology. The Science Behind the Bike. London 2012: Should athletes prepare for defeat? 30 July 2012Last updated at 00:13 GMT By Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service The defeated: Michael Phelps, Mark Cavendish and Suzy Favor Hamilton Until recently, sports psychology mainly focused on training the mind to win.

London 2012: Should athletes prepare for defeat?

But most Olympic competitors, including the very best like swimmer Michael Phelps and cyclist Mark Cavendish, lose. Now some experts believe that facing up to that prospect would save athletes from crushing disappointment. Out of the 10,500 athletes battling for gold at London's Olympic Games, only 302 will win. "Losing is often overlooked. Though most athletes will deal with loss in a healthy way, using their disappointment to inspire a harder training regime, for others losing is profoundly depressing. "In the Olympics somebody gets second or third and that's not good enough," says three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton. Continue reading the main story An athlete can't let down a nation Peter HaberlSports psychologist She never told her coach she might not win. Olympic Team GB trials gene tests for injury. 25 July 2012Last updated at 00:05 ET By Susan Watts Newsnight Science editor, BBC News Team GB's Alex Danson injured her shoulder in May Scientists behind Olympic Team GB are working on genetic tests to understand why some athletes are prone to injury, BBC's Newsnight has learned.

Olympic Team GB trials gene tests for injury

Tendon injuries and stress fractures are common in elite athletes, but how and why they happen is less clear. University College London's Prof Hugh Montgomery says they have found a gene they think strongly influences the risk of stress fracture and more will come. It is hoped the research will allow training to be individually tailored. Diet, repetitive strain and loading are all known to play a part, and scientists say there is clearly a strong genetic element. Director of the Institute for Human Health and Performance at University College London, Prof Montgomery carried out groundbreaking work on genes and fitness in the 1990s, most notably the "ACE" gene, thought to be linked to endurance.

Olympic athletes use devices to improve performance. By Anne Ryman - Jul. 21, 2012 11:09 PM The Republic | azcentral.com Olympic records have been falling steadily for more than a century, largely because of improvements in physical fitness and training.

Olympic athletes use devices to improve performance

The London Games, however, are putting a new focus on another factor pushing Olympic achievement to new heights: better technology. Olympic technology More athletes in more sports are turning to high-tech devices, clothing, testing and research to gain an edge against the competition. In some cases, advances in a sport's basic equipment, such as a soccer ball, are elevating the performance of all competitors. The Summer Games, which begin with opening ceremonies Friday, will be a showcase of sorts for "sports engineering," as it is called. "There will be a great deal of new technology used in the upcoming Games," said Philippa Oldham, head of manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a London-based organization that recently published a report on trends in the field. Science Of The Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports. "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports,” the fourth and latest installment in the “Science of Sports” franchise, explores the science, engineering and technology that are helping athletes maximize their performance at the 2012 London Games.

Science Of The Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports

Timing is everything, especially at the 2012 Summer Olympics where even a millisecond could mean the difference... Highly engineered safety helmets are an essential part of many olympians' athletic gear Engineering enables wheelchair athletes to maximize their performance in competition Treadmill technology helps rehabilitate the strains incurrred during high impact sports Measuring the horizontal and vertical velocities of a long jump can help optimize an olympian's performance during the... Understanding the physical forces that move Usain Bolt to victory Olympic runner uses a pair of carbon fiber prosthetic legs that are engineered to store and release energy from the impact of his... Modeling olympic caliber movements in robotics.

How is Bradley Wiggins different from the average man? 25 July 2012Last updated at 21:13 ET By Keith Moore BBC News The final leg of Bradley Wiggins's Tour de France victory, through the streets of Paris, seemed a relatively gentle end to a gruelling 3,497km (2,172-mile) race.

How is Bradley Wiggins different from the average man?

Being able to ride that distance in three weeks, including punishing mountain climbs at altitudes that would leave most people gasping for air, is beyond the reach of all but the most highly trained endurance athletes. The two main physiological differences between an elite endurance athlete like Wiggins and the average person are a bigger heart - which allows more oxygen-rich blood to be pumped to the muscles - and the muscles' capability to use that oxygen, said Loughborough University's Dr Keith Tolfrey. Both heart size and oxygen utilisation by muscles can be improved with training. The heart is made up of four chambers.

Dr Tolfrey said endurance athletes like Wiggins are likely to have huge left ventricles. 'Tenacity and desire' Sam Murphy - Health & Fitness Expert & Author. It’s dawn, and I am sitting on a fold-up chair in a field, eating a bowl of porridge.

Sam Murphy - Health & Fitness Expert & Author

At this moment in time, it is the best porridge I’ve ever tasted, warming my insides and replenishing my much-depleted energy stores like five-star fuel. I savour every mouthful as I watch the mist rise above the lake. Beyond it, brightly-clad runners dart in and out of the trees. There goes my teammate John, smooth and steady. Earlier, you could only make out the trail by following the bobbing beams of head torches, so coming full circle, back to daylight, feels heartening. I’d had no real sense of what a 24-hour race would be like when I signed up for the inaugural 24-hr Ultra Trail Race as part of the Rye Runners 7-strong team. Ben reappears after a snooze in his tent, walking gingerly. Initially, I’d been less than enamoured by the size of the lap – 2.1 miles. The small lap also lends itself well to tactics. Lissa and Kate have flown around their respective laps and it’s my turn again. Olympics attacked for fast food and fizzy drink links.

Coca-Cola advertising in Stratford, home to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Olympics attacked for fast food and fizzy drink links

Photograph: Mike Kemp/In Pictures/Corbis Health campaigners are urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban junk food and fizzy drink brands from future sporting sponsorship deals in a critical new report which says the committee has squandered the chance to create a positive health legacy from the London 2012 Games. The Obesity Games report, published by The Childrens' Food Campaign (CFC), found that corporate sponsorship accounts for less than 10% of the total funding for the London 2012 Games, while fast food sponsors contribute only about 2% of the IOC income. Yet the major sponsors Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Cadbury are given an unrivalled platform to promote their unhealthy brands and products, it says. The CFC is calling for the IOC to help tackle rising obesity levels by setting conditions on promoting healthy eating in their sponsorship deals and for junk food brands to be excluded. VIDEO – Altitude training in the England gym.

National Fitness Coach Paul Stridgeon explains SA altitude preparations Simulated altitude machines and spinning get England ready for Highveld England are now on the elevated eastern plateau of Johannesburg in South Africa to prepare for three games at altitude, starting with the match against the SA Barbarians South in Kimberley on Wednesday.

VIDEO – Altitude training in the England gym

In a rare glimpse into England's training methods, RFU.com went into the gym with a video camera to find out from National Fitness Coach Paul Stridgeon exactly how England are preparing for the challenge. The Highveld hat-trick starts at the 1230m above sea-level GWK Stadium, is followed by the second Test against the Springboks at Johannesburg’s Coca Cola Park (1753m) on Saturday, June 16 and finishes against the SA Barbarians North at the Profert Olen Park in Potchefstroom (1350m) on Tuesday, June 19. Photo: RFU Archive “We’ve got the machines which restrict the amount of to the oxygen available to the player with a mask on,” he said. Altitude training: Challenging conventional wisdom.

The Rift Valley in Kenya is a world-renowned destination for altitude training As elite athletes prepare for the 2012 London Olympics, many will be seeking to maximise their impact with training sessions at high altitudes. A popular destination is the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where athletes arrive from around the world, swelling the local population in peak season. Altitude training has been used by endurance athletes for many years but there is growing evidence that the conventional wisdom should be challenged. Training at altitude - where the oxygen level is considerably lower - allows athletes to increase their red blood cell count. This enables them to compete more effectively at sea level because more oxygen is delivered to the muscles.

Previous theories on altitude training rely on the practice of both living and training at altitude (LH+TH). "Live high-train low" (LH+TL) altitude training is a different method. "Live high-train low": Optimum conditions Possible threat? Olympics 2012: Video analysis software powers Team GB. Of protest and dissent - Alex Wolff. Paul McCartney performed two songs near the end of the opening ceremony.

Al Tielemans/SI 2012 London Olympics Somewhere amidst the traumatized pasture animals; and Mr. Bean's reenactment of Chariots of Fire on the beach; and the parachute jumps of James Bond and the Queen from a helicopter; and the joint lighting of the cauldron by seven young British athletes, each chosen by a former Olympic great -- somewhere, that is to say, between Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins' ringing of the Olympic Bell and the echo of Paul McCartney's final note of Hey Jude -- artistic director Danny Boyle smuggled into the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics a worthy and important thing. He gave us a chance to celebrate protest and dissent.

Four years ago, after a comparable night on the other side of the globe, the rest of the world had a moment of collective sadness for the London organizers. This was pageantry as jiu-jitsu. On these isles of wonder, tumult is a good thing. Hot pants are British team's secret weapon in medal push. Great Britain's track cycling gold medal hope Victoria Pendleton. Photo: Reuters Britain's track cycling team will unveil revolutionary battery-powered hot pants in London's Olympic velodrome following covert trials over 18 months designed to give the home nation a scientific advantage over their rivals.

The team's physiologist has told Fairfax the technology will change track cycling — and potentially other sports — forever, in a similar fashion that high-tech suits have changed elite swimming. Every member of Great Britain's already imposing track unit will wear the custom-fit, cutting-edge pants from the time they finish their warm-up until the moment they step onto the boards. Keeping buns toasty … the adidas-designed pants. With quick-release zips that will allow the cyclists to rip the garment off in a flash, the pants will keep the bums and thighs of the British athletes' at the optimum temperature of about 38 degrees before they compete, much like tyre warmers used in Formula 1.

Official Olympic Games Report 1960 Rome. Faster, higher, stronger - with technology's help. Since the days of woollen shorts and cinder track, athletic performance has kept on improving. As time goes by, there have simply been more and more people on the planet - so there are more exceptional athletes to choose from nutrition, medicine and training facilities have improved steadily, too. But in most sports it is technology that is making the biggest difference to how far, how high, or how fast people can go. At Loughborough University, they are designing power into pairs of sprinters spikes. Using a process called 3D printing, the stiffness is built into the shoes.

The spiked sole is laid down layer by layer. They are then matched to the athlete. Take cycling. Doubled distances Lighter, more aerodynamic javelins have nearly doubled the distances they can be thrown: there has been a 95 per cent improvement since 1936. Fibreglass and carbon fibre did the same for pole vault, with an 86 per cent improvement since 1918. But on the track there is less kit - and less improvement. Your Olympic athlete body match.

30 July 2012Last updated at 12:14 ET Olympic athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from the lithe limbs of Japan's Asuka Teramoto to the gargantuan frame of China's Zhaoxu Zhang. But how do you measure up in comparison? Try our app below and find out. Why not then share your results with your friends? Continue reading the main story This interactive feature requires Javascript. Tallest Zhaoxu Zhang 2.19m, 110kg China Basketball Lightest Asuka Teramoto 1.36m, 30kg Japan Gymnastics - Artistic 2.25m 2m 1.75m 1.5m 1.25m 1m TallestHeaviest. London 2012 Olympics: how technology is aiding Team GB.

Olympics badminton: Eight women disqualified from doubles. Elite performance via talent transfer. Lewis and Jenson fuel up on Lucozade for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Physical Education Teacher. Human Platform. Jigsaw%20article%20AC. Olympic film highlights technology support for British athletes.