Lifestyle factors that can affect sporting performance

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Liam WheelerAssignment 2Sports performance

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Factor 1- Gender: Gender can affect sports performance as in general males have a larger percentage of muscle mass. Men also have a different angle to their hips and knees making them less prone to injury. They also have larger skeletons which can give better leverage. Some sports are better suited to a small light frame such as gymnastics, trampolining and netball, so these sports are predominately female.

An example of women not being allowed to participate in a sport is ski jumping. Women are not allowed in the Olympics. The governing body  claims “women’s ski jumping ...

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