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PDHPE- Year 12 HSC: Improving Performance


Finding Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS...


This program provides a valuable overview of the many facets of performance enhancement like coaching, nutrition, psychological preparation, the use of technology and ergogenic aids.

To be effective, fitness training should prepare the athlete for the demands that are placed on them in their chosen sport or activity. This means selecting the right types of training and following established training principles. This program examines aerobic and strength (resistance) training, and uses these types of training to help illustrate the following principles: * Specificity * Progressive overload (incorp. FITT) * Threshold * Warm-up/cool down * Reversibility * Variety * Assessment.


From goal setting to motivation and rewards, the advice provided in this program will assist students in their studies, sport, careers and life in general.




Mental skills are a key factor in achieving success in high performance sport. Athletes committed to achieving their sporting goals seek to understand themselves and utilise mental skills to enhance their sporting performance.

Smiling Mind

The program is accessible and usable by professionals and amateurs alike and is applicable within structured training routines -

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