The Latest Articles from PE Review
PE Review, April 2023
Combat sports: Dr James Morehen examines why and how combat-sport athletes cut weight ahead of a fight. Please note, this article discusses topics of a sensitive nature, including weight loss.
The pursuit of excellence: An examination of the role played by UK Sport and the national institutes in the development of elite performers in Britain. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article. This article links to the following topics in your specification: the generic roles, purpose and relationship between organisations in providing support and progression from talent identification through to elite performance; the support services provided by national institutes of sports for talent development; and the key features of UK Sport’s world-class programme, gold event series, and talent identification and development.
Codification mania in the nineteenth century: Sporting rules and laws were implemented via National Governing Bodies throughout the nineteenth century. Bill Williams explains why. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article. The development of National Governing Bodies in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century onwards is an important topic area for all the major exam boards.
Football training and recovery: an interview with Danelle Tan: Danelle Tan plays for the Singapore women’s football team. In this interview, she tells Dr Adam Morton about her aspiration to play in the Women’s Super League, training, recovery and balancing football with A-levels. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article. AQA requires knowledge of training methods, recovery and injury prevention.
Newton’s laws of motion in football: Sue Young explains how Newton’s laws of motion apply to football.
LIV Golf: in or out? Phil Miller explains the personality and motivation theories behind players signing up to the controversial tour and why others are boycotting it. Theories of personality and motivation are an important part of the sport psychology sections of all major exam board specifications.
Lactic acid: good or bad? Dr Sarah Powell and Robert Stockdale examine the current understanding of lactic acid to assess its role in the body. This article links to the following topics in your exam board: energy systems; and energy transfer in the body and energy transfer during short-duration/high-intensity exercise.
Managing your fears and doubts: David Sammel explains how to navigate fears and doubts to achieve success.
Development of the Commonwealth Games: Dr Luke J. Harris explores the origins of the Commonwealth Games and its development, while analysing the Birmingham 2022 Games.
Getting the little things right: an interview with Dom Young: Rugby league international Dom Young talks to PE Review about preparation, nutrition and recovery. Stress management techniques, nutrition and recovery are all exam topics for the major exam boards.
Knowledge extension: sport science: Explore resources to develop your knowledge.
PE Review, January 2023
The Cumbrian: the trilas of an ultra-endurance challenge: Sarah Powell examines the preparation needed for ultra-endurance challenge, The Cumbrian. This article is relevant to your study of preparation and training methods and diet and nutrition in your unit on Exercise physiology.
Exam focus: heat and performance: The environment in which an athlete performs can present significant physiological challenges. Adam Morton outlines the effects of heat on performance and how athletes prepare for this. This article supports your study of the importance of hydration in diet and nutrition in your unit on Exercise physiology. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article.
The psychology of climbing: mental skills for success: George Atherton examines the mental challenges of climbing and the benefits it brings. This article supports your study of self-efficacy and confidence and stress management in your unit on Sport psychology.
An interview with Judy Murray: part 2: Sue Anstiss talks to influential tennis coach Judy Murray about her early coaching career.
Measurements of energy expenditure: Indirect calorimetry; VO2 max; lactate sampling; respiratory exchange ratio. This revision guide supports your study of measurements of energy expenditure in your unit on Applied anatomy and physiology.
Exam focus: consolidating knowledge of the cardiovascular system: Anna Snook breaks down the pathway of the cardiovascular system. This supports your unit on Applied anatomy and physiology. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article.
How sport developed in the 1960s: John Ireland looks at the changes sport underwent in the 1960s. This article supports your unit on Sport and society.
The battle of the classes: part 2: How did social class affect the emergence of team sports?
An interview with Holly Bradshaw: Sue Anstiss talks to Holly Bradshaw – Britain’s most successful pole vaulter, consistently ranked among the world’s best. Holly is currently the British pole vault record holder, indoors and outdoors, and won Bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
Transfer of skills: There are different types of transfer that apply in the learning of motor skills. This article supports your study of transfer of skills in your unit on Skill acquisition.
PE Review, September 2022
Fuelling the marathon: testing recent strategies: Stephen Mears looks at developments in nutrition for marathon runners. This article supports your unit on Exercise physiology and biomechanics.
Exam focus: choosing practice and guidance methods: Anna Snook looks at choices a coach must make when choosing practice and guidance methods, in relation to the exam board assessment objectives (AOs). This article supports your unit on Skill acquisition. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article.
Racism in sport: Andy Wrathall examines the impacts of racism in sport. This article links to your unit on Sport and society.
Exam focus: Allyson Felix: applied physiology and biomechanics in athletes: As the world’s most decorated female track and field athlete announces her retirement from athletics, Adam Morton considers the topics of biomechanics, energy systems, and gender and participation, in the context of Allyson Felix’s career. This article supports your units on Exercise physiology and biomechanics; Applied anatomy and physiology; and Sport and society. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article.
Interview with Judy Murray: part 1: Sue Anstiss talks to influential tennis coach Judy Murray about her early coaching career.
The redistribution of blood flow during exercise: The distribution of blood flow is different at rest compared to during exercise. During exercise, the skeletal muscles require more oxygen, so more blood needs to be redirected to them in order to meet this increase in oxygen demand. The redirecting of blood flow to the areas where it is most needed is known as the vascular shunt mechanism. This article supports your unit on Applied anatomy and physiology.
Stress management techniques: ice sports and track and field: Bobsleigher and heptathlete Serita Shone explains stress management techniques. This article supports your unit on Sport psychology.
The development of women’s sport from 1960: John Ireland looks at how sport developed in terms of opportunities for women from the 1960s onwards. This article supports your unit on Sport and society.
Training for women: Why do we treat males and females so similarly when it comes to exercise and training? This article supports your unit on Exercise physiology and biomechanics.
The development of sport: the growth of the media: John Ireland looks at how media coverage of sport developed from the 1960s. This article supports your unit on Sport and society and technology in sport.
The battle of the classes: part 1: How did social class affect the emergence of team sports? This article supports your unit on Sport and society. look out for the exam-style questions in this article.
Rimla Akhtar’s sporting journey: Sporting administrator Rimla Akhtar on the challenges she has faces as a Muslim in sport.
Compression clothing: Is compression clothing a fashion accessory or a sporting enhancer?
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