Body Composition and Muscle Fitness Lab Report

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Body Composition and Muscle Fitness Lab Report Sylwester Czado KIN 325 Spring 2007 Christie Ward April 18, 2007

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Introduction Body composition and muscle fitness are vital components of assessing physical fitness levels. Body composition is the body’s relative amounts of fat mass and fat-free mass. The purpose of assessing body composition is to classify a client’s percent of body fat, prescribe exercise prescriptions, and identify those at risk for obesity and certain diseases. Muscular fitness is assessed to formulate exercise prescriptions in training, monitor progress during training, and assess the effectiveness of the training or exercise rehabilitation. Fitness instructors use the body composition and muscular fitness components to assess and build upon their client’s physical fitness levels. Results Body Composition Percent Body Fat Prediction Equation Sylwester Aimee Tania Sloan Weir Nomogram 7% 17% 17% Jackson Nomogram 11% 15% 11% Pollock, Schmidt, and Jackson Chart 6.1% 13.6% 16.0% Seven Site Formula 5.8% 12.6% 16.9% Three Site Formula 6.22% 14.3% 16.9% Estimating the 1 RM: 1. Sylwester- 1 RM= (1.55 x 8) + 37.9= 50.3 kg (111 lbs.) 2. Victoria- 1 RM= (0.31 x 22) + 19.2= 26.02 kg (57 lbs.)
3. Tania- 1 RM= (0.31 x 7) + 19.2= 21.37 (47 lbs.) Discussion There were many various results in the lab for both body composition and muscle fitness. For body composition, I had a low amount of percent body fat compared to the other two females, Tania and Aimee. For the most part, both females had similar percent body fat. In the muscular strength part of the lab, most of us had different scores. I scored the highest out of the three of us. Victoria and Tania were very similar in both the

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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course KIN 325 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '07 term at Rhode Island.

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