Section4Cardio

Section4Cardio - Review of testing sequence Pre-test...

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Unformatted text preview: Review of testing sequence Pre-test instructions Informed consent Health history appraisal Resting measurements Resting blood pressure and heart rate Body size and composition Cardiorespiratory Fitness What is cardiorespiratory fitness? Refers to the ability to perform large muscle, dynamic, moderate-to-high intensity exercise for prolonged periods. It reflects the functional capabilities of the heart, blood vessels, blood, lungs, and relevant muscles during various types of exercise demands. What is it meant to be physically fit? The ability to perform moderate-to-vigorous levels of PA without undue fatigue and the capability of maintaining this capacity throughout life (Pollock, 1998). What is it meant to be physically fit? A set of attributes that people have or achieve that relates to their ability to perform physical activity (USDHHS, 1996) . A state of well-being with low risk of premature health problems and energy to participate in a variety of physical activities (Howley & Franks, 1997) . Question? Quantity of exercise, how much exercise is enough for health/fitness benefits? Quantity and quality (esp. with regards to intensity) of PA to attain health benefits (including degenerative diseases, e.g. osteoporosis, and chronic diseases, e.g., diabetes and cardiovascular disease) is much lower than the quantity and quality required to attain fitness benefits (including an increase in VO2max). VOLUME of ex is a function of Freq. intensity, and time (duration). There is a dose-response (minimum and maximum amount) relationship for the volume of exercise necessary for H/F benefits. Even small increases in caloric expenditure may improve H/F outcomes with the greatest benefit accruing in sed. folks Proper exercise prescription will Enhance physical fitness In an efficient and effective manner. Promote health by improving risk factors for disease HBP, glucose intolerance, obesity, poor blood lipid profile. *Ensure safety during exercise Improve retention Proper Exercise Prescription: Depends on: Goals, Initial Levels of Fitness or physical ability, health status and equipment available. Includes the following components: Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type (FITT) Manipulation of F.I.T. will create an overload stimulus that will elicit training adaptations in a safe and effective manner....
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