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Fitness Testing

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Lancashire Business School / School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors Assessment Feedback Form Please print the necessary details clearly in the boxes below before submitting the assessment Student Name(s) Adam Merrifield Student ID Number(s) 20107101353729 Assignment Due Date: 15.1.09 Course / Subject : Fd Sport and Exercise Science Year: 1 Module Code: XS1503 Semester: 2 Module Title: Fitness Testing Assessment No: 1 Module Tutor: Pieter Crossley 'I confirm that this assignment which I / we have submitted is all my / our own work and the source of any information or material I / we have used (including the internet) has been fully identified and properly acknowledged as required in the departmental guidelines I / we have received.' Student Declaration in Respect of Plagiarism Adam Merrifield Date 13.1.09 FEEDBACK (relevant to learning outcomes and specific criteria provided on assignment brief) ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ OVERALL COMMENTS (including areas of strengths and areas for improvements) ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. * Please note that all grades are provisional subject to confirmation by the Module Assessment Board If you would like further clarification on this assessment or the feedback, please contact your module tutor. ...read more.

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According to Beashel, P et al, "Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of our heart and lung systems to cope with activity over a relatively long period of time." This will be happening in the twenty metre shuttle run. This is because you are running over a long period of time, so you need to rely and your heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to your working muscles. This will help you to last longer, as ATP will be produced. According to McArdle, W, D et al (2006:472) "When training for specific aerobic activities such as cycling, swimming, rowing, or running, the overload must engage the appropriate muscles required by the activity and provide exercise at a level sufficient to stress the cardiovascular system." This makes it specific to the test because you are pumping oxygen around the body from your heart and seeing how your muscles can use it per minute. It is also specific because the equipment is available to use at Burnley Football Club. According to the Singapore Sports Medicine Centre your "V02 max will occur when you reach your maximum heart rate. ...read more.

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You can also continue to make it practical as you can set a distance of how far to get in a certain amount of time. You are using your cardiovascular component of fitness in cycling this is because, according to Griffin, J (2006:68). "Cardiovascular endurance is the ability to perform physical work involving large muscle groups continuously for an extended period." And in cycling you are using large muscle groups in your legs, continually for a long period of time. This test is specific because you are trying to find out the V02 max of a person, and in cycling you are using your aerobic energy system, if you cycle over a long time. This means that you will be producing oxygen. The equipment is also available to use at Burnley Football Club. Conclusion This assignment has looked at different physiological fitness tests. It has looked at the validity of the fitness tests, the reliability of the fitness tests, the practicality of the fitness tests, the component of fitness being used in the fitness tests. This was then applied to a client who is a sports person. To help to understand what the client wanted to improve, he filled out a questionnaire. This questionnaire had questions on it that helped to understand how much exercise he participated in, in a week. ...read more.

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