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Using Your ResultsHow did you score?Are you surprised by your rating for cardiovascular fitness? Are you satisfied with your current rating?If you’re not satisfied, set a realistic goal for improvement:________________________________________________Are you satisfied with your current level of cardiovascular fitness as evidenced in your daily life—your ability to walk,run, bicycle, climb stairs, do yard work, engage in recreational activities?If you’re not satisfied, set some realistic goals for improvement, such as completing a 5K run or 25-mile bike ride:What should you do next?Enter the results of this lab in the Preprogram Assessment column in Appendix D. If you’veset goals for improvement, begin planning your cardiorespiratory endurance exercise program by completing the planin Lab 3.2. After several weeks of your program, complete this lab again, and enter the results in the PostprogramAssessment column of Appendix D. How do the results compare? (Remember, it’s best to compare scores forthe same test.)SOURCES:Kline, G. M., et al. 1987. Estimation of from a one-mile track walk, gender, age, and body weight. Medicine and Science in Sportsand Exercise19(3): 253–259. McArdle, W. D., F. I. Katch, and V. L. Katch. 1991. Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance.Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, pp. 225–226. Brooks, G. A., and T. D. Fahey. 1987. Fundamentals of Human Performance. New York: Macmillan.V#O2maxV#O2max90Chapter 3Cardiorespiratory EnduranceLABORATORY ACTIVITIESCardiovascular Fitness Rating1-mile walk test3-minute step test1.5-mile run-walk test V#O2max