Amanda Gale10 December 2020Professor LemmeHES 212-80569Resting and Exercise Blood PressureIntroduction:There are vital measurements that are taken during health and fitness evaluations that are used to measure the subject’s progress. These vital measurements are resting blood pressure and exercise blood pressure. Resting blood pressure is an important measurement for exercise physiologists because it can be used to attain key information regarding the subject’srisk for hypertension. Hypertension is defined as high blood pressure at a 120-129mmHg systolicblood pressure and diastolic blood pressure less than 80mmHg. Hypertension is a major risk factor of heart disease, subject’s with hypertension are at an increased risk of strokes, and hypertension is one of several types of heart disease. The importance of monitoring a subject’s exercise blood pressure is that exercise blood pressures allow the exercise physiologist to analyze the subject’s ability to respond to exercise in a normal capacity. It is important for the exercise physiologist to remember that the systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements should be recorded in even numbers.Purpose:The purpose of this lab is to use the results and data to evaluate the change in blood pressure from resting to exercise, compare the results to norms, and analyze the subject’s ability to respond to exercise and risk of heart disease.
Methods:The following methods and tests were conducted by each subject and exercise physiologist for the results to then be shared. To conduct this lab, a sphygmomanometer or mobile device/watch, stopwatch, cycle ergometer, and data sheet will be utilized. To begin the test, the subjects will start by taking their resting blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer or amobile device/watch if a sphygmomanometer is not available to the subject. The resting blood pressure is then to be recorded on the class data sheet to analyze when the test is completed. Check norms for resting blood pressure to understand the current state of the subject and if the subject is in any stage of hypertension. After doing so, the subjects will then begin to pedal on a cycle ergometer for three minutes at a resistance of 2kp and a speed of 50rpm. Immediately after the three minutes at this pace and resistance on the cycle ergometer, the subject’s blood pressure should be taken again. Once the result is found, record the data on the group data sheet under the exercising blood pressure. The results from the test performed were recorded, analyzed, compared, and evaluated by each subject.Results:Below is a table of the resting blood pressures taken by the male subject’s, considering age of the subject. Subject InitialsAge (years)Resting Blood Pressure(mmHg)JN21120/82GC20116/60KC20116/80
Below is a table of the resting blood pressures taken by the female subject’s, considering age of the subject.