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Biomechanical Foundations

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1. Reflect on your own physical education classes in elementary or secondary school. Were you the student who exhibited poor motor skills or well-developed motor skills? Was your teacher helpful in your learning motor skills or detrimental? What would you have done different? What would you have done the same?

2. Define biomechanics. Why study biomechanics?

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3. Complete the following task:

A. Design your own cardio respiratory endurance program. (What activity? How often? How much intensity? How long?)
B. Create a healthful fast food meal under 400 calories. List food and beverage. List total calories, fat, sugar, sodium and fiber grams.
C. Find your resting heart rate. Calculate your target heart rate at 60% intensity using the Karvonen Equation (pg. 229). Show your work. I need to see if you are doing it correctly. Karvonen Equation- THR=(Target Intensity)(HR max-RHR+RHR
D. Time yourself running or walking 1 mile, taking heart rate at the end.
E. Did you find your heart rate to be less than, close to, or higher than your target heart rate? What is the significance of the target heart rate?