Track & Field Skills & Techniques


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Experts believe about 90% of runners that have won at the highest level have done so by training where?

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1. About how much more food might someone training for track and field events need to consume when compared to a sedentary person?

2. The technique athletes use of jumping onto boxes and over cones to increase power is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

From breathing to jumping, this quiz/worksheet assessment will measure your understanding of all aspects of track and field techniques. Try taking the quiz before viewing the lesson to see what you know and again after watching or reading it to see what new information you might have obtained.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be asked to:

  • Note where 90% of runners who have won at high levels have trained
  • Describe how much more food Michael Phelps consumes compared to the average person
  • Identify the term describing an athlete's use of jumping on boxes and over cones to increase power
  • Discuss the concept behind rhythmic breathing
  • Tell what most sleep scientists believe is true about the room where most people sleep

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what term is used to describe a method in which athletes train to increase power
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information about rhythmic breathing and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the training of the majority of successful runners

Additional Learning

Access the lesson titled Track & Field Skills & Techniques to get more details about this topic. You can expect to learn more about:

  • How little makes a difference between winning a gold or silver medal in the track and field world
  • How many calories the average person consumes in a day
  • What is meant by cadence breathing
  • What is the most popular training technique for distance runners