How to Improve Body Composition


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Which is NOT an important ingredient in building muscle?

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1. Which of the following is a true statement?

2. Aerobic capacity is the ability of the lungs and heart to deliver oxygen to the muscles, with 100% being full capacity. Many sports scientist believe high intensity exercise may be best for reducing body fat. What percentage of effort is considered high intensity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When we consider altering the composition of our bodies to improve our general appearance, health and strength, there are certain things we have to look at. Do you want to lose fat, gain muscle, or both? The questions on this quiz/worksheet combination will test you on what body composition is, what some of the factors are that have bearing on its measurement, and other important facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test your understanding of:

  • The ingredients for muscle-building
  • What constitutes high-intensity aerobic exercise
  • Which methods are appropriate for measuring body composition

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the human body to identify a true statement in a given list
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand what you've read about what you need in order to build muscle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is included with calculating body composition

Additional Learning

For a more comprehensive look at this topic, go to the lesson titled How to Improve Body Composition. The lesson will help you learn how to:

  • Identify the techniques that are most helpful in strength training with weights
  • Discuss the benefits of cardiovascular vs. strength training
  • Explain the importance of preserving bone density, especially in older adults
  • List some popular forms of aerobic exercise