As we learn about the musculoskeletal system this week, I would like for each of you step back from the computer for a bit, get active, and try something new. Try a new class (spinning) or new activity and tell us about it.
First, tell us about the activity you selected. Why did you choose this workout/event? What are things you liked about it? What are things you did not like? If you were to continue this class/event what are goals you hope this activity would help you to achieve? Would you recommend this workout to anyone?
Next, discuss the anatomy and physiology of your activity. What specific muscles/areas of the body did this activity focus on? Is the activity considered aerobic exercise? Were your muscle fibers using aerobic or anaerobic cellular metabolism? Was it a mixture? Were the muscle contractions mostly isometric or isotonic? Please be sure to explain your answers. If your activity included different movements (ex. circuit training with lifting and running), pick a specific example for this part of the discussion.