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The report providing an analysis and evaluation of the exercise upon the heart for a lady in her mid-thirties who has participated within a spinning class
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Andrea is a 35 year old lady, participating in a spinning class (aerobic exercise), she is a very active woman who is also involved in running and Triathlon. What is being evaluated is the effect of exercise on Andrea`s heart.
The analysis takes place in an uncontrolled environment. No heart diseases have been mentioned. Materials used are heart rate monitor and a stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel. Measurements of BMP are taken before, during and after a spin class. Measurements of blood pressure are taken before …show more content…

Even Though the heart is responsible for its own fundamental heartbeat, the rate can also be influenced by the nervous system, hormones and other internal environment factors. Furthermore medications and disease can also affect the rate.
Maximum heart beat can be determined by subtracting your age from 220 if you are a male or 226 if you are a female. (PAL Physical Activity Line, 2014) Blood pressure
This is the force per unit area at which blood travels along the blood vessels.
Earlier research shows that the cardiac cycle consist of two Systolic contraction and Diastolic relaxation.
Atrial systole - atria pumps contracts and more blood goes into the ventricles
Ventricular systole - ventricle pumps contract and blood goes into aorta and pulmonary arteries. Diastole: atria fill with blood that flows directly into relaxed ventricles

Cardiac reserve is a measure of how many times more than the resting output the heart can produce when needed. For most people cardiac reserve is 4 o 5 (in athletes 6 to 7) time the resting output. This increase is achieved by an increase in stroke volume and heart …show more content…

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