Scenario Assessment

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Sept. 10, 2014

Member is 45-year-old female with 31% body fat. She wants to lose 20 lbs. and weighs 150 currently. Her last time working out was 15 years ago in college. She has high blood pressure. She sits in a desk all day at the computer. What should her healthy body fat range be? A healthy body fat range for her at her age would be about 20%-30%.

What would be some concerns to look for during an assessment? * Heart Rate * How quick she reaches fatigue * Ability to maintain own body weight * Flexibility and stiffness

What would you do for an assessment? * For initial assessment, I would take down all her information including medical history and the risk factor assessment, I would also ask for a doctors notice stating that she is okay to participate in physical activity. Then I would put her through 10min of a series of simple dynamic stretches to get her blood flowing and also be able to see where some of her flexibility and stiffness levels are. After that I would put her through the push up/sit up test to be able to assess her ability to maintain her own body weight and see where her strengths and weaknesses are there. After that, I would have her walk on a elevated treadmill for 15mins as I closely monitor her heart rate to ensure she isn’t going too hard and nor not going hard enough, and is walking at a perfect pace. At this point I should have all the information needed for a complete assessment.
What would be a safe workout for her to perform on her first few visits? Please list all variables that would apply based on the information provided above. * For her first few visits I would be sure to keep her away from weights and any moderate or vigorous cardiovascular exercises. I would keep her at an intermediate level of exercises using her own body weight. Being able to maintain your own…...

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