Exercise Physiology

Morton, A. (2023) ‘Exam focus: heat and performance’, PE Review, 18 (2), pp.7-9. 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. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article.

Powell, S. (2023) ‘The Cumbrian: the trials of an ultra-endurance challenge’, PE Review, 18 (2), pp.2-6. 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.

Powell, S. (2022) ‘Training for women’, PE Review, 18 (1), pp.23-25.
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.

Mears, S. (2022) ‘Fuelling the marathon: testing recent strategies’, PE Review, 18 (1), pp.2-4.
Stephen Mears looks at developments in nutrition for marathon runners.

Hunwicks, R. (2021) ‘Periodisation explained’, PE Review, 16 (20).
Richard Hunwicks, head of performance at the Catalan Dragons rugby league team, discusses periodisation, tapering and training cycles.

Thomas, A. (2021) ‘Preparation and recovery in elite sport: interview with Richard Hunwicks’, PE Review, 16 (3), pp.8-10.
Andy Thomas interviews Richard Hunwicks, head of performance at the Catalans Dragons rugby league team, on the practical application of recovery and warming up and cooling down. Hunwicks was previously head of human performance for England, coaching them to the World Cup final in Australia in 2017. Look out for the exam-style questions in this article. This article links to your unit on Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.

Wrathall, A. (2021) ‘Angular motion’, PE Review, 16 (3), pp.14-15.
Andy Wrathall examines the theory of angular motion and applies it to different sporting scenarios. This article links to your unit on Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics and supports your study of angular motion.

Young, A. (2021) ‘Increasing strength to improve performance’, PE Review, 16 (2).
Rugby player Alex Young highlights the importance of making weight training sport-specific.

Moorhouse, K. (2020) ‘Exam focus: biomechanics and trampolining’, PE Review, 15 (3), pp.30-33.
Keri Moorhouse examines biomechanical principles and applies them to the sport of trampolining.

Moorhouse, K. (2020) ‘Rehabilitation and recovery: sprains and strains’, PE Review, 16 (1), pp.18-22.
Keri Moorhouse looks at some of the most common acute injuries in sport, and what can be done to promote recover and lessen the risk of injury.

Morton, A. (2020) ‘Exam focus: concussion: injury prevention and rehabilitation’, PE Review, 15 (2), pp.18-21.
Adam Morton explores the high-profile topic of concussion.

Snook, A. (2020) ‘Exam eye: exam tips for levers, planes and axes’, PE Review, 15 (2), p.11.
Anna Snook provides exam advice and revision tips linking with the ‘Exam focus’ on pp. 7-10.

Snook, A. (2020) ‘Exam focus: levers, planes and axes’, PE Review, 15 (2), pp.7-10.
Anna Snook shows you how to approach this essential exam topic.

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