Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness Chapter 2 Assessment of Physical Fitness

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Assessment ofPhysical FitnessChapter 2ObjectivesIdentify the health-related components of physical fitnessBe able to assess cardiorespiratory fitnessUnderstand the difference between muscular strength and muscular enduranceLearn to assess muscular strengthBe able to assess muscular flexibilityUnderstand the components of body compositionObjectives (cont’d.)Be able to assess body compositionLearn to determine recommended body weightLearn to assess disease risk based on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and waist-to-height ratioThe Value of Fitness TestingReasons for fitness testing in a comprehensive program:Educate yourself regarding fitness componentsAssess your fitness level and compare to health fitness and physical fitness standardsIdentify areas of weakness for training emphasisMotivate yourself to participate in exerciseUse as a starting point for your personalized exercise prescriptionsReasons for Fitness Testing (cont’d.)Evaluate the progress and effectiveness of your programMake adjustments in your exercise prescription, if necessaryReward yourself for complying with your exercise programRecommendations for an Exercise ProgramConduct pre- and post-exercise program fitness testsWrite personal fitness goals
Complete the PAR-Q (Activity 1.2)Consult a physician for any “yes” responsesFitness Assessment BatterySeveral tests are necessary to determine an individual’s overall level of fitnessHealth-fitness has four componentsTwo standards can be applied to fitness tests’ resultsHealth fitnessPhysical fitnessHealth Fitness Standard (cont’d.)Attaining the health fitness standard through moderate physical activityA two-mile walk in less than 30 minutes, 5 to 6 times per week, is sufficient to achieve the standard for cardiorespiratory endurancePhysical Fitness StandardRequires a more vigorous exercise program than that needed to meet the health fitness standard

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Term
Spring
Professor
Julie Myers-Kuhn
Tags
body fat percentage, Muscular Strength

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