The first critical question for Improving Performance is: How do athletes train for improved performance? This critical question explores five (5) types of training methods athletes use to improve performance:
Each of these training methods is further broken down into its various sections. Each of the dash points are activities used in the training methods (e.g. plyometrics or Fartlek training). Within these you also need to know and understand how various equipment is used (e.g. weight plates and dumbbells).
The HSC PDHPE syllabus only provides one (1) learn to for How do athletes train for improved performance, and it is:
- analyse TWO of the training types by drawing on current and reliable sources of information
For this learn to you are required to be able to analyse two (2) of these types of training by drawing on current and reliable resources in order to determine how they best suit specific performance requirements. You also need to design a training program and describe how training adaptations can be measured and monitored. Within How do athletes train for improved performance? you are also required to identify safe and potentially harmful training procedures for your two (2) training methods.
Past HSC PDHPE exam questions
Usually I place these questions with their respective dot point. However, this question relates more specifically to the critical question, and no other question has been used for a dot point under this critical question since 2010.
2014 Question 32
(a) How do different types of training improve performance in various sports? 8