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Fitness analysis

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By Tola Siyanbola 11TG Pupil information Heart rate Time from start of activity (min) Pupil Height (m) Weight (m) Resting pulse 2 4 6 8 10 20 30 Boys Stan 1.75 60 65 80 100 140 140 160 100 70 Sean 1.70 60 80 90 110 145 145 155 90 80 Daljit 1.80 50 55 65 85 115 135 135 55 55 Aaron 1.20 60 70 110 140 150 150 155 110 85 Girls Rhona 1.80 55 55 75 115 130 135 139 65 55 Marj 1.70 65 60 85 110 135 140 145 75 65 Jane 1.60 50 60 80 100 135 140 140 80 70 Anne 1.85 50 45 65 80 110 130 130 45 45 Table of results Analysis When at rest, the heart rate is low and stays low and constant, but as soon as an exercise is started, the heart rate begins to increase and when stopped, it begins to decrease and return to its normal. As time went by, the pupils' heart rate increased with time until each reached a peak which corresponds with the time the exercise was terminated after 10 minutes. It is after this that the heart rate begins to coming down gradually with time before getting back to their normal resting pulses. ...read more.

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Rhona is the next fit girl in the pack. She is 0.05m shorter than Anne and weighs 5kg less. As shown on the graph, Rhona has the next low peak rate to Anne and her heart rate returned to normal quicker than Marj and Jane's. Marj is unfit. She is the heaviest of the girls and third tallest. She reached the highest peak rate of 145 of all the girls. Jane is probably the least fit girl in the group. She weighs just as much as Anne but is much shorter than her with a difference of 0.25m. She has a resting pulse of 60 but didn't return to her resting pulse after 20 minutes of concluding the exercise. Both boys and girls started off with a high pulse rate because the lines on the graph are steep. Rhona, Marj and Jane had similar results as shown by the graph. The lines are very close together and follow a similar trend. However, after all been given the same time span of 10 minutes for their pulse rates to return to normal after the exercise was terminated. It was clear that Rhona, Marj and Jane are fit respectively. ...read more.

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To evaluate if the order of fitness I devised was correct, I would have the pupils participate in a series of activities which will take place at the same time, same place and under the same conditions. This will ensure that the results are reliable and can be consulted if the need arises. If the conditions are different or altered in any way, it will inevitably come to the merit of at least one of the pupils. An example is a situation where the pupils need to survive 15 minutes on a treadmill and do 25 star jumps. A pupil who does firstly 25 star jumps and then the tread mill activity will appear fitter than somebody who does firstly 15 minutes on the treadmill and then the star jumps. This is because the tread mill activity is more tiring than star jumps and doing the treadmill first will affect performance on the star jumps. I would have the pupils take part in a Fartlek. Fartlek requires the pupils to walk for a set time, jog for a set time and then sprint. This will test their speed, agility and endurance. I will also have them run a set distance to test their speed. Swimming makes a great sport for them to take part in as it will test their speed, endurance and lung capacity. Cycling will also test their endurance, agility and suppleness. ...read more.

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