A 17 year old girl, fitness enthusiast and dedicated Olympic style weightlifter and non-competitive Irish dancer. I'm determined to live a healthy lifestyle and take care of my body whilst influencing other young people to do so. I never doubt my ability to achieve something; I just change what I'm doing until I succeed.
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Sorry for the lack of posts recently, i've been extremely busy revising for my PE exam coming up on Tuesday. This has meant that I've had to only focus on School and not so much on Fitness and blogging. However, it's important to be able to step back from revising and have a break. My break often involves working out, Weightlifting, Running or Irish Dancing. This can also be the same if you find yourself being too active when you're suppose to be revising. Continue reading to find out more tips on PE revision and how to balance your workout and learning time.
Revising too little
It took me a while to make time for revision as I'm very active often throughout the day. But it must be done, especially if you have exams soon. It may be difficult to stop your fitness routine completely, so perhaps try shortening how many exercises you're doing or complete them at different times of the day. For example, instead of exercising just in the evening, you could try completing half of your workout in the morning and the rest throughout the day. This will give you more time to revise. I also found that some days I will have to revise more than I workout (3 hours revise, 1 hours exercise). Another trick I have found which helps if you have a tight schedule is revising in between breaks in your exercises. When I went Weightlifting I completed 5x5 sets of 4 different exercises and had breaks in between, where I completed a page of revision.
Working out too little
Don't be afraid to stop revising to treat your body to some exercise, If you can, try and go outside and soak up some sunshine. Revising can often be tedious and it's proven that after 45 minutes of revision your mind becomes bored and needs a 5-10 minute break. Working out will also give you energy and adrenaline which could in fact help you to remember more information, try not to become fatigued though as this could cause you to not complete your revision calmly. If you don't feel as if you can revise with exercises in between, perhaps try reading something todo with fitness or eating something healthy. Eating healthily is also still important when revising as its very easy to give in to junk food when sat still learning for a long time. Complete any activity that's going to make you feel physically better.
BTEC PE revision tips
I've found by using the Pearson BTEC Physical Education revision guide and workbook that I have been able to revise and remember things at ease. If you aren't able to get hold of books for your PE exam or any exam you are taking, try creating your own notes based on work you've completed in lessons or information you've found online. I created my own notes from the revision guide and it definitely helps when re reading neat notes and when you're writing them.
My PE teachers have recommended to check out a great and useful YouTube channel called Mr B. The channel includes videos which will help you to pass your PE btec exam. Whether you need a quick refresher on what the Fitness tests and components are or you need to learn how to answer an 8 mark question; Mr B has it all!
Another website I've found which is very useful is MrGillPE, the site has printable and downloadable sheets which can be used for revision. I've also found some excellent power points on the site too! I'm sure there are some more revision sites out there which will be helpful when you're revising, try searching online for the year you're taking your exam, the unit or exam board and the subject.
Thanks for reading this weeks blog post, please check out the links provided and continue to carry on working hard! It'll soon be over and with hard work, you can achieve the grades you want.