Exercise Physiology Class : Testing And The Observations Of Our Individual Performance Essay

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Across the duration of Professor Van Oosbree’s Exercise Physiology class we had multiple labs which involved testing and the observations of our individual performance. Our first lab was a few weeks in September which was the test of our Muscular Strength. We had various techniques as warm ups to determine our one repetition maximum which was followed by multiple lifting exercises such as bench press, leg curls, and grip strength. On the bench press and leg curl I classified under “Fair” which was listed 4th out of 6 different classifications. Although I received a Fair ranking, out of my whole class I was right in the middle and that was due to the female’s results. Part of this is due to the statistics showing that men have significantly larger type 1 fiber areas and mean fiber areas than women. Secondly, Flexibility was next on the agenda. During this lab we performed several test which included modified sit and reach, shoulder rotation, zipper test, and range of motion. This lab I particularly enjoyed as I classified under Good and Excellent in all the techniques along with a passable range of motion in my joints that were tested. What possibly helped me excel in that flexibility lab could of been the same factor that hurt me in the muscular strength. Lifting weights without the proper stretching activities can limit your mobility and create stiffness. One of the more recent labs and quite possibly my least favorite was determination of our body composition. Now prior to

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