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For my PE coursework this year, I have taken part in a 6 week circuit testing my skills at basketball

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Physical Education Coursework 2005 Circuit Training For my PE coursework this year, I have taken part in a 6 week circuit testing my skills at basketball as well as my general fitness levels. Before the circuit began, I took part in a bleep test, which was done so that I could find out my level of fitness before the circuit began. There was no reason for me not to put in my full and best effort towards the circuit as I do not have any major illnesses which could hinder my chances of obtaining the best levels and scores I could. The only illness I am currently suffering from is mild asthma, which is under control. Planning The purpose of the circuit training is for me to find out my personal level of fitness, and the aim of it is to improve on my previous level. Personal Fitness Profile: My current health is, in my opinion, very good. I do not suffer from any ongoing illnesses and do not have any physical injuries of any sort which will slow me down or encumber my results. Although I do not exercise regularly out of school, I am still able to compete well in the circuits. During a typical two week period (of which most of the time I am at school!!!) I participate in at least 5 hours of practical physical education, if not more. Also, I play football with my fellow classmates every break and lunchtime, which in total adds up to 12 hours. On some occasions I walk to school, which is another form of exercise. ...read more.

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Nevertheless, I still managed to get some good scores. Also, as this was the first week, I knew that I was bound to improve my scores the following week, so I was not worried by some of the results being a little lower than I had expected. I thought that I participated well in the lay ups and the sit ups, which I scored relatively high in. Week 2 This week proved to be much more successful than the previous week, which was further proved by my improved results. I was however somewhat disappointed with some of my results which were lower than that of the previous week, and by the end, I was very tired. Week 3 Altogether I improved on my previous weeks scores; however I was again disenchanted by some of the results, particularly the burpees, in which I managed to score significantly less than half that of the previous weeks result. Also, I was very tired by well before the end of the circuit. On the whole I am thoroughly pleased with the majority of my improved results. Week 4 I was very tired by the end of this circuit, as it was the second consecutive day that I had taken part in the circuit. I had sustained an injury in an out of school activity and this had hindered my efforts on some of the activities in the circuit. This was evident on the burpees, set shots and the dribbling. However, I still managed to put in a good performance for the rest of the activities and was altogether happy with my results. ...read more.

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After I completed the circuit, I took part in another bleep test to see how far I had progressed since the start of the circuit. In the first bleep test I scored a level of 11, which is considered to be on the level of a fit and healthy person. This time however, I was more motivated and was determined to do better, not to mention more fit than I was due to the circuit training. This showed in my result as I scored 11.8, which is slightly above 11. I was very pleased as it proved that I had progressed since the start of the course. Evaluation Altogether, I was very pleased with my performances despite my injuries which I sustained during the circuit. My scores started to show some kind of pattern towards the end, though it was not very clear form the results. Towards the conclusion of the circuit, I started to feel more comfortably about the circuit and started to gain more confidence as each lesson passed. I improved a lot after the circuit, for example, I am now much stronger, slightly faster, a better basketball player, and now have more confidence than before. I therefore, due to this, regard the circuit as a success. If I could change anything about the circuit, I would change the layout of it as it was sometimes straining on the arms and legs. For example, doing the bench crosses, dribbling, jump passes and then burpees was very difficult and after a while my results started to go down (as you can see in my tables and graphs). However, on the whole I am very happy and enjoyed myself during the whole experience and have gained valuable information along the way. ?? ?? ?? ?? Khalid Edah-Tally PE Coursework 2005 ...read more.

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