My Fitness Results and How I Can Improve Them Essay

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My Fitness Results and How I Can Improve Them

Body Composition

For my client the skinfold test which measures body fat percentage is an easy method of discovering correct body weight and composition. It is a useful test because the measurements taken are plugged into a formula to determine your percent body fat. A major advantage of this test is that it is readily available at most health clubs, sports clubs and hospitals. The only drawback is that results can vary greatly in the hands of an inexperienced technician. This information is very useful because no doubt about it excess body fat hinders performance in my sport which is football. Outstanding sports men and women come in all shapes
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Some people might feel and perform better at a higher or lower body fat percentage than others of the same age and sex. And that's why I think that my client may not need to improve much in his body composition although a percentage or two probably wouldn’t hurt.

How can this result be improved?

To improve this result my client will have to enter a strict exercise and nutrition program and will need to be highly motivated. Calorie burning is the best way to achieve it. The most effective way to lose body fat is to burn slightly more calories than you take in, and to continue this negative energy balance over an extended period of time. To help achieve this my client could cycle, swim, row or run at a modest intensity.

Blood Pressure

At rest, a typical blood pressure might read 120/75 mm Hg. During exercise systolic pressure (the pressure during contraction of the heart or systole) can increase to over 200 mm Hg. Diastolic pressure on the other hand remains relatively unchanged. Having my client’s blood pressure taken is useful to him playing football as it would be very dangerous to play if my client suffered from either high or low blood pressure. Raised blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the higher your blood pressure, the greater your chance of cardiovascular disease. It is also important to take blood pressure

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