Lab Report

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Lab Purpose: The purpose of the three labs was to become familiar with physical activity pre-screening procedures, to participate in musculoskeletal fitness assessments, to understand how aerobic fitness can benefit one’s health and, about the different training zones. By interpreting these results, we could obtain important information of why pre-testing procedures are necessary, how to assess our musculoskeletal fitness test results effectively, and what we need to do to improve our health through aerobic fitness. Lab Introduction: In lab 1, we did a series of pre-screening tests such as the PAR-Q, resting heart rate, resting blood pressure, height, and body mass. We interpreted these results and obtained important pre-testing information and important anthropometric measurements that we then determined our BMI (body mass index) with. In lab 2, we completed the musculoskeletal fitness assessment under the CPAFLA (Canadian Physical Activity and Fitness Lifestyle Appraisal) protocols. The tests we participated in were the sit and reach test, grip strength, vertical jump, push-up test, partial curl-up test, and back extension test. After we obtained our results, we determined our composite score and compared it to the Composite Musculoskeletal Fitness Nomogram to determine what our Health Benefit Rating was. In lab 3, we tested our aerobic fitness levels in the Leger 20m shuttle run. After finishing the run, we determined our VO2max and our %HRmax. We then learned about the different training zones we can train in. By following the CSEP guidelines in all of these tests, we determined our fitness levels and what areas we need to improve in to have a better quality of life. We also could determine the starting point of a training program if we choose to begin one. Test Results: Test: | Result: | Interpretation: | Goal: | Heart Rate | Auscilatory:

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