In this lab, the focus was to study muscular fitness. In muscular fitness, there are two main components of measurements that are being taken, which are muscular strength and muscular endurance. Muscular strength is an individual’s ability to exert their maximum force. To test muscular strength, there are multiple tests such as 1 RM , Static Handgrip Strength, and Back Strength Dynamometer test. Muscular endurance is an individual’s ability to sustain prolonged muscular contractions. Tests that reveal results about an individual’s muscular endurance would be tests such as YMCA Submaximal Bench Press, Push-Up, and Plank test. It is important to remember that there is no single test for endurance and strength that will tell an
We need to know the normal range of movement of the muscles and joints so when moving, handling and positioning a person we know the limits of each limb. We need to take into consideration other factors that may inhibit a person’s movements as:
Introduction: Exercise is a physical activity or particular movement that is used in order to become healthier and stronger. (1) Exercise, in all of its forms, has various effects on the different systems in the human body. One of the main benefits is cardiovascular health, including circulation and heart health. Exercise uses a lot of energy, which the cells derive from oxidising glucose. Meaning that the heart has to work harder to pump more blood throughout the body and the heart has to beat faster in order to achieve a high effort. (2) The heart benefits from exercise include being able to pump more blood through the body and continue working at a higher level with less strain. (3)
All athletes regardless of age, gender, genetics or sport can benefit from effective training. It is important that the selected training improves the body’s ability to perform tasks associated with the chosen
Exercise in general has been known to reep many benefits in health of the body, for example the seven components of fitness as mentioned in ‘ABC of sports and exercise medicine, third edition by Sir Roger Bannister’. (Edited by Gregory P Whyte)
In this assignment I will be reviewing the different effects of exercise on the body system including the acute and long term using the pre-exercise, exercise and post-exercise physiological data which I collected based on interval and continuous training method. I will also be including the advantages and disadvantages of these, also the participants’ strengths and areas where they can improve on.
Many colleges in the United States offer Kinesiology as a stand alone major. Each college has specific study of kinesiology it covers for a specific field the student wants to work in for his or her professional career. However, I would like to discuss the overall major of kinesiology and what specific field the institution helps students transition from education to profession. The two colleges we will take a look at is California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, and San Jose State University’s kinesiology program. The difference in the two institutions is that San Jose State University goes by semester system while California Polytechnic State University goes by quarter system.
As Kinesiology is being more recognized around the country, I want to further my study in the Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology at California State University of Fullerton (CSUF). The fields that I want to grasp are Health and Fitness Promotion and Exercise Physiology. The reason why I am applying to the program is to expand my knowledge and teach Kinesiology outside of school in order to promote health. Throughout my life, my family has been promoting me with fitness from indoor sports to aquatic sports. I was constantly switching from physical therapy and health and fitness.
1 . Describe the Major bones, muscles,joints and joint actions used to perform this movement skill and how they inﬂuence the way the body moves.
To downplay the importance of athletics is to simply turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to our high school days where we participated in physical education classes.” Exercise physiology is not only about prescribing exercise as medication, but it also about discovering innovative exercise techniques. For example, what is the most efficient way to____? A large component of exercise physiology is research; how are body systems working together as a movement is performed? The skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems work together to initiate
“The analysis of movement provides an athlete with optimal development as well as minimising the risk of developing injuries through the incorrect execution of a movement” (Ackland, Elliott & Bloomfield, 2009, p 301).
I decided to pursue Kinesiology as my major because I am very much interested in helping people of all ages reach their fitness goals, give them knowledge on how to live a healthy life and to help them understand that healthy eating and exercise needs to be a part of their lifestyle. Since I was six years old I have always played sports. I was forced into playing as a kid due to the fact that my parents and some of my cousins are former athletes. I began to develop a passion for sports that has continued to this day. Life was difficult when I was younger. I was overweight and there was an unfortunate reaction of the other students who made a mockery of my weight. Nevertheless, I was still surprisingly athletic. I would spend nights upset due to the fact that I was bigger than all of my friends and would constantly ask my dad how to lose weight and get muscles. Granted, I was around 10 years old at the time so there are not many exercises that you can do at this age besides push-ups, sit-ups and running laps around the track.
Physical fitness has two main classifications-performance related and health related. People have different performance related requirements in accordance with their occupation but all people have the same health related requirements (The World). Then there are two types of exercise that helps tone a person’s body while increasing its endurance. These are aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic exercise is exercise that uses the muscles and bones. Cardio activities are a good example of this, such as running or biking. This type of exercise increases the strength of a person’s heart and boosts their lung capacity. Anaerobic exercise is an intense but short amount of exercise (Payment). Since it is only for a brief amount of time, it does not require the amount of oxygen aerobic exercise does. Instead it uses glycogen which comes from the sugar in a person’s blood. An example of this exercise is weight lifting or sprinting. A person’s requires both anaerobic and aerobic exercise for good health. Simply doing a cardio work out is not healthy, and for a person to see real results there must be some activity like weight lifting (“Anaerobic”).