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Cardiovascular Fitness - Chapter Summary
The instructors in this chapter will teach you about the world of cardiovascular fitness. You'll define terms related to cardiorespiratory exercise and identify different types of aerobic exercise. You'll also learn how to properly monitor these exercises and reduce the potential risks associated with cardiorespiratory endurance training. The chapter also includes instruction on how to design a program that promotes cardiovascular endurance through principles rooted in anatomy, kinesiology and physiology.
After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define aerobic exercise and understand its health benefits
- Identify cardiorespiratory fitness activities at different fitness levels
- Develop aerobic endurance and understand its principles
- Understand concepts such as heart rate, cardiac output and stroke volume
- Recognize the ways in which the human body regulates heart rate and stroke volume
- Describe the correlation between exercise and energy-containing molecules
- Define perceived exertion
- Name risk factors related to cardiovascular endurance training
- Monitor the intensity and duration of aerobic exercises
- Design a cardiovascular endurance program
These video lessons are taught by professional instructors who present the lesson material in an engaging and concise manner. This makes the learning process simple and fun, and the lessons are easy to understand. Each lesson comes with a self-assessment quiz and a lesson transcript you can use to solidify your understanding of the material. You can also easily jump to topics you need to review with video timelines.
1. What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of aerobic exercise and its many health benefits. You will also read about examples of different types of aerobic workouts.
2. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels
Cardiorespiratory fitness is important at all ages and at all levels of development. This lesson will explore the many different types of fitness activities for various levels of fitness. We will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.
3. Developing Aerobic Endurance
What is aerobic endurance, and how do you increase this metric that is beneficial for so many sports? This lesson describes its basic principles and outlines how to develop skills and ensure safety while practicing.
4. Heart Rate, Cardiac Output & Stroke Volume
The amount of blood your heart pumps is constantly changing to meet the needs of your body. In this lesson, you will learn how the heart maintains an adequate cardiac output, heart rate and stroke volume.
5. Regulation of Heart Rate and Stroke Volume
The amount of blood being pumped through your body changes constantly due to the demands of daily life. In this lesson, you will learn how your body adjusts the heart rate and stroke volume to increase or decrease blood flow.
6. How Energy-Containing Molecules Support Physical Activity
Physical activity requires energy. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the form of energy your body likes to use. In order to keep enjoying your physical activity, your body must continually make ATP. Learn how this is done both with and without oxygen.
7. Perceived Exertion: Definition & Rate
Perceived exertion, though subjective, has been shown to have strong correlations with several objective physical metrics. This lesson defines perceived exertion and shows how to use an athlete's perceptions in order to fine tune their workout and workout load.
8. Potential Risks in Cardiovascular Endurance Training
Is exercise really all that good for you? What about prolonged cardiovascular exercise? Find out whether or not there truly is such a thing as too much exercise, how much may be too much, and how to reduce your risks if needed.
9. Aerobic Exercises: Monitoring Intensity & Duration
Monitoring the measurable elements of aerobic exercise can aid in adjusting exercises to see greater gains in intensity, duration, and endurance. In this lesson we will review how to monitor these metrics and make assessments using the information acquired.
10. Designing a Program to Promote Cardiovascular Endurance
In this lesson, we discuss ways to promote cardiovascular endurance and review the four major factors to consider when creating a program. We also explore several of the most popular and effective exercises to help achieve the goal of cardiovascular endurance.
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