Developing Cardiorespiratory Fitness

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Specificity means an exercise program should have end goals that target specific areas.


Which of the following BEST describes cardiovascular fitness?

A. the ability of the body to do prolonged work

B. the ability of the body to transport oxygenated blood efficiently

C. the ability of the body to quickly shed fat

D. the ability of the body to convert sugar into energy


Which of the following is the BEST reason to rest muscle groups between workouts?

A. It allows the muscles to store more energy.

B. It allows you to focus on other muscle groups.

C. It allows the muscles time to heal.

D. It allows the muscles to properly overload.


Which of the following is NOT an example of an anaerobic exercise?

A. sprinting

B. jumping rope

C. push-ups

D. none of the above


What effect does increased blood flow have on the body when performing exercises?

A. delivers more sugar to organs

B. delivers more energy to muscles

C. delivers more oxygen to the body

D. delivers more protein to muscles


Anaerobic and aerobic exercises are important in developing cardiorespiratory fitness.


Anaerobic exercise does not require the body to use any extra oxygen.


What’s the first step one should take when determining the amount of overload to include in an exercise program?

A. consulting the Internet for exercise plans

B. asking around at a local gym

C. assessing your current level of fitness

D. asking a health-conscious friend


Plyometrics can help a person maintain cardiorespiratory fitness.


The muscular and cardiovascular systems can both be overloaded during exercise.


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