Topic 1.2.1: Physcial activity and you helathy mind and body (DIFFERENT BODY TYPES) Flashcards Preview

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1

Name a sporting activity where a MESOMORPH would be an advantage

Sprinting/100m

2

Name a sporting activity where an ENDOMORPH would be an advantage

Sumowrestling

3

Name a sporting activity where a ECTOMORPH would be an advantage

10,000m running
Marathon running
High jumper

4

Describe a characteristic of a mesomorph that makes it the ideal body type for 100m sprinters (2 marks)

Very muscular (1) so they can run fast in the 100m sprint/apply more force to the blocks for a quicker start (1)

5

Name the body type most associated with pole vault and long distance running

Ectomorph

6

Describe a characteristic of an ectomorph

Tall and thin
Narrow shoulders
Narrow hips
Long limbs

7

Give an advantage of being an ectomorph if you are a pole vaulter

Lighter therefore easier to lift body weight over bar
OR
Lighter therefore can vault higher

8

Give an advantage of being an ectomorph if you are a long distance runner

Longer stride length therefore covers ground quicker
OR
Lighter therefore can run fast as less weight to carry

9

Which of the following performers would consider an 'ectomorph' somatotype to be the most appropriate body type for their activity?
A: Shot putter
B: 400m runner
C: 200m runner
D: High jumper

D: High jumper