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Which of the following can help you remain balanced?
Making sure you are well warmed up
Maintaining your balance is dependent on several factors: the size of your base of support, how heavy you are, and how well you keep your centre of gravity in the middle of your base of support; but which is the missing answer?
How fit you are
How low your centre of gravity is
How strong you are
Why is a handstand more difficult than a headstand?
Because a handstand has more parts to it
Because a handstand uses a smaller base of support
Because a handstand is upside down
Which of the following skills requires you to transfer your weight for more power?
A plunge dive from the side of a pool
A cartwheel in gymnastics
A hit out in hockey
Transferring weight is one way of generating more power. Which of the following is another method for generating more power?
Resistance can be either an advantage or a disadvantage. In which of the following examples is resistance a disadvantage?
Swimming through water
Playing football with football boots on
A sprinter using spikes on their trainers
How can a swimmer reduce the effect water resistance has on them?
Tuck up tight into a ball
Adopt a streamlined body position
A long lever can generate more speed and power, which of the following pieces of sporting equipment is the longest leaver?
A putter in golf
A pitching wedge in golf
A driver in golf
In many activities you are required to follow through after hitting or striking a ball, but why is following through so important
It improves accuracy and power
Helps to disguise shots
It can distract an opponent