Biological and socio-cultural factors affecting performance
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    Phomolo P.
    BW
    Phomolo P.

    Biological and socio-cultural factors affecting performance Biological and socio-cultural factors affecting performance Overview This resource looks at the biological factors (anatomical and physiological) and socio-cultural factors that affect performance. Biological factors There are a number of biological factors which may lead to limitations on performance. There are biological differences between the sexes which can be related to differences in performance, for example, males have a 10% greater VO2 max. than females, therefore, they will generally have an advantage in endurance events. Males have a greater muscle mass than females, therefore, males have an advantage in strength and power events. They do not, (as some students like to put it), 'have more muscles'. This type of statement indicates you are not able to explain clearly the reason men are, on average, stronger and more powerful. Males have a greater cross sectional area of muscle when compared to females on average. (In fact, males and females have the same number of muscles!) Females have a greater level of flexibility on average and therefore have an advantage in performance in sports like gymnastics. The generally longer levers in males and physically mature athletes gives an advantage in force production when compared to females or younger less physically mature athletes. Increased level of body fat in females has distinct advantages in extra buoyancy for swimming - many ultra distance swimmers are female, for example, Tammy Van Wisse. Biological factors change as we age, and be able to describe how age affects biological performance, for example, our VO2 max. decreases by approximately 1% each year over the age of 30, as does our maximal heart rate - this decline obviously has an effect on our performance of endurance and aerobic activities. Somatotyping can affect performance in a range of sports - as you are aware, certain body types are more suited to certain activities. Mesomorphic characteristics suit strength and power events with ecto/meso characteristics related to female gymnasts and middle distance runners.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What are different biological and sociocultural factors affecting performance?

    Rk S.
    IN
    Rk S.

    Biological and socio-cultural factors affecting performance Biological and socio-cultural factors affecting performance Overview This resource looks at the biological factors (anatomical and physiological) and socio-cultural factors that affect performance. Biological factors There are a number of biological factors which may lead to limitations on performance. There are biological differences between the sexes which can be related to differences in performance, for example, males have a 10% greater VO2 max. than females, therefore, they will generally have an advantage in endurance events. Males have a greater muscle mass than females, therefore, males have an advantage in strength and power events. They do not, (as some students like to put it), 'have more muscles'. This type of statement indicates you are not able to explain clearly the reason men are, on average, stronger and more powerful. Males have a greater cross sectional area of muscle when compared to females on average. (In fact, males and females have the same number of muscles!) Females have a greater level of flexibility on average and therefore have an advantage in performance in sports like gymnastics. The generally longer levers in males and physically mature athletes gives an advantage in force production when compared to females or younger less physically mature athletes. Increased level of body fat in females has distinct advantages in extra buoyancy for swimming - many ultra distance swimmers are female, for example, Tammy Van Wisse. Biological factors change as we age, and be able to describe how age affects biological performance, for example, our VO2 max. decreases by approximately 1% each year over the age of 30, as does our maximal heart rate - this decline obviously has an effect on our performance of endurance and aerobic activities. Somatotyping can affect performance in a range of sports - as you are aware, certain body types are more suited to certain activities. Mesomorphic characteristics suit strength and power events with ecto/meso characteristics related to female gymnasts and middle distance runners.

    Muhammad S.
    PK
    Muhammad S.

    Which factors affecting on biological and socio culture performance?

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