COURSE TITLE bsd sport (DCF)
2 – the physiology of fitness
Assignment Title responses to acute exercise
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As an exercise professional, you are required to have a wide range of knowledge and an in-depth understanding of both theoretical and practical elements of training and physiology.
You work at a sport science laboratory which specialises in investigating the effects of exercise on the human body, and you have been invited to a training camp in which athletes are going to be part of a large scale and long-term training programme.
You have been asked to design a written report which shows the body’s responses to acute exercise.
For P1 and P2, you must:
1. Design a written report to describe fully the body’s response to acute exercise, to include:
a. Musculoskeletal response (P1)
(increased blood supply; increase in muscle pliability; increased range of movement; muscle fibre micro tears)
b. Cardiovascular response (P2) (heart rate anticipatory response; activity response; increased blood pressure; vasoconstriction; vasodilation)
c. Respiratory response (P2)
(increase in breathing rate (neural and chemical control); increased tidal volume)
2. You will also need to demonstrate your knowledge of the energy systems (P1), to include:
a. The energy continuum
b. The three energy pathways
c. The energy requirements of different sport and exercise activities
For M1, you will:
3. Explain the response of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems to acute exercise.
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You can gather information from:
1. The course textbook
2. The LRC – the ‘600’ section and journals including ‘Peak Performance’
3. The Internet – www.brianmac.co.uk, www.pponline.co.uk, www.bbc.co.uk/sport, www.bases.org.uk, www.topendsports.com
Effective research is a key skill and should be developed carefully in order to give yourselves the best chance of success
P1 - describe the musculoskeletal and energy systems response to acute exercise.
P2 - describe the cardiovascular and respiratory systems responses to acute exercise.
M1 - explain the response of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems to acute exercise.
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Acute responses to exercise
An acute response to exercise is a response that happens within the first 30 minutes of exercise.
Increased blood supply – The body increases blood supply to the muscles by vasodilation, the vascular pump mechanism and increasing cardiac output. As the