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Ch.+12+-+Student - REVIEW OF YOUR READINGS Composition...

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REVIEW OF YOUR READINGS: Chapter 12 – Assessment of Body Size and  Composition
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Important Factors Body Size & Composition is important for  athletic performance & over-all wellness Critical for success in most athletic events Critical for prevention of cardiovascular disease,  orthopedic injuries, type 2 diabetes and certain  cancers. Crucial for optimizing exercise prescription Weight loss counseling And assessing health status
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Determination of % BF Our body is composed of two types of mass Fat mass (FM) Fat-free mass (FFM) (muscle, organs, bone)                                                             refers to the ratio  of FM to FFM Fat mass is less dense than fat-free mass, therefore  muscle weighs more than fat.
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Skin-fold Measurements To estimate body density
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