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Title: Personal Fitness Assessment|
Presenter's Name: Matt Mahar, PhD
Content Area: Personal Fitness
Session Number: 14
Materials and resources needed:
(*) the Prudential FITNESSGRAM was an assessment of the TeleHealth students and control group using height, weight, skin fold measures and pacer test. Results were tabulated by computer to assess aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance & flexibility, body composition, and give suggestions on improvement.
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"Healthful Living" Objectives Met:
||Using a health-related fitness assessment, evaluate fitness level.|
||Explain the positive benefits of exercise to the circulatory and respiratory systems.|
||Explain the benefit of flexibility.|
||Using FIT Principle (proper FREQUENCY of a training program, progressive INTENSITY of strength development, and the appropriate amount of TIME for each session), identify the principles of cardiovascular and strength development.|
FOCUS and/or REVIEW
Ask students for their opinions of taking the FITNESSGRAM Assessment. Distribute the results and explain to the students that the purpose of today's session is to interpret their results.
STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES
"Today we will review the results of the FITNESSGRAM Assessment and discuss how your results relate to your fitness level.
- Aerobic Capacity: the ability to persist in physical activity that requires oxygen. Activities like walking, jogging, cycling, step aerobics, and roller blading are considered aerobic.
- Body Composition: Percent body fat is an important indicator of body composition. Broad ranges of body composition values are normal. The optimal range for males is between 10-20% and 17-27% for females.
- Muscular Strength and Endurance: the maximal force that can be generated by a muscle group and the ability of a muscle group to contract repeatedly.
- Flexibility: the ability to move parts of the body through their complete range of motion.
With the assistance of the instructor, students will examine their own FITNESSGRAM Assessments to determine the following:
- Is the student's aerobic capacity in the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ)?
- Is the student's body composition in the HFZ?
- Is the student's measures of muscular strength and endurance in the HFZ?
Ask the students to develop a personal exercise plan.
"Today we have learned about the components of fitness and have seen if you score in the Healthy Fitness Zone for each of these components. I encourage you to personally strive to reach the HFZ for aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength , endurance, and flexibility.