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MTTC Physical Education: Body Composition - Chapter Summary
This chapter will provide you with the opportunity to study body composition. Through its video and text lessons, you can recall how to calculate body fat percentage, body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio. In part, the lessons compare fat-to-lean mass, provide methods for estimating body composition, and explain the differences between stored and essential fat. As you learn these and other topics, you'll become more prepared for MTTC Physical Education questions. Utilize this chapter in order to:
- Define and give examples of body composition
- Master techniques for calculating body composition, including bioelectrical impedance
- Develop the skills necessary to improve body composition
Each of the lessons were developed by science and health science experts, and they highlight a different body composition topic. The educational lessons can be accessed online with your mobile device or laptop computer. Check out the chapter as part of your preparation for the MTTC Physical Education examination. Video tags can make navigating the lessons simple, and worksheets containing your quiz answers can be printed out for your convenience.
1. What Is Body Composition? - Definition, Tests & Examples
Body composition is an analysis of the percentage of stored fat in a body as compared to lean mass. In this lesson, learn more about body composition and tests to measure it.
2. Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight
Many measurements and tests exist to determine your approximate body fat percentage and whether or not your body composition is of healthy proportions. Some of the well-known techniques are going to be the topic of discussion in this lesson.
3. Body Composition Estimations: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis & Waist-to-Hip Ratio
Your body composition is the relative proportions of fat and lean tissue found on your body. Learn how body composition is evaluated using methods such as bioelectrical impedance analysis and the waist-to-hip ratio.
4. How to Improve Body Composition
In this lesson we will review ways to improve body composition. We will discuss the two major ways to change body composition which are strength training and cardiovascular training. We will also touch upon diet and safety practices.
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