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Chapter 2 Assessment of Physical Fitness before start to exercise o exercise testing is relatively safe for apparently healthy men under age 45 and women under age 55 o there is greater risk for exercise-induced abnormalities if individuals with a history of cardiovascular problems and risk factors for disease o the Health History questionnaire screens for potential disease risk factors fitness testing in a comprehensive program is important to o learning about the various health-related fitness components o assess fitness level for each component and compare results to fitness standards o identify areas of weakness for training emphasis o motivate to participate in exercise o use as a starting point for personalized exercise prescriptions o evaluate the progress and effectiveness of program o make adjustments in exercise prescription, if necessary o reward for complying with exercise program fitness assessment battery o no single test can provide a complete measure of physical fitness o health fitness standard metabolic fitness reflects improvements in the metabolic profile (e.g. glucose tolerance) that result from an active lifestyle and moderate physical activity can be met through a 2 mile walk in less than 30 minutes, 5-6 times per week o physical fitness standard set at a higher level than the health fitness standard and is based on age and gender specific norms for performance on the health-related fitness components can be met through moderate or vigorous exercise in a wide variety of activities lasting 30-60 minutes, 5-6 times per week cardiorespiratory endurance (CRE) o cardiorespiratory endurance (CRE)-measure of how the pulmonary (lungs), cardiovascular (heart/blood vessels) and muscular systems work together during aerobic activities while breathing oxygen enters the alveoli in the lungs blood low in oxygen and high in CO 2 releases the CO 2 to the air in the alveoli while hemoglobin in the blood pick up the oxygen the heart acts as a pump and delivers the oxygen rich blood to the brain and all other organs and tissues
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oxygen uptake o oxygen uptake (VO 2 )-the capacity to deliver and utilize oxygen absolute-expressed in liters per minute (L/min)
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course KIN 2504 taught by Professor Stone during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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