Daily Learning And Proscular Fitness

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Describe the weekly learning and practical activities completed this week:

In Week 5, there was a range of activities which I completed, this included;

Watching four online lectures which introduced me to the concept of muscular fitness. The online videos were really interesting in describing the different components of muscular fitness and how beneficial it is to an individual’s health. In addition, the video’s described how to assess muscular fitness by using a range of tests and the different methods, modes and systems of resistance training. Furthermore, online lecture 4 highlighted the importance of assessing muscular fitness in certain/special population groups within our society.

- Taking part in the practical on Thursday morning.
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This aim was covered in the first online lecture of Week 5. The lecture discussed and gave examples of muscular fitness and how it is broken down into two areas; strength and endurance. In addition, it demonstrated how an individual can distinguish between muscular strength and muscular endurance - this is by the number of repetitions a person can perform with a given weight. For example; muscular strength is high intensity but fewer repetitions (15). Furthermore, the online video focused on the benefit of improving one’s muscular fitness. Some of the benefits it discussed were; increasing bone health, reducing BP and HR and increasing the ability of older adults to carry out activities of daily …show more content…
In particular the older adults. This concept focuses on prescribing muscular fitness exercises to older adults but in certain amounts and types. In addition, it focuses on testing the older adult before prescribing an exercise routine. For example; I will have to conduct a 30-second chair stand and arm curl test to assess their level of muscular fitness. Prescribing muscular fitness exercises come with a range of benefits. It helps to increase muscle mass, psychological and cognitive functions and reducing the risk of falling. As a health professional, I want the best for my clients and by prescribing them muscular fitness exercise it will increase the chances of that

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