SES1502 – Fundamentals of Sports Science
Physiology Assessment Workbook
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Introduction
This workbook should be completed following each week of teaching, and then submitted within the appropriate submission inbox prior to the deadlines:
For each assessment deadline the assessment workbook must be fully completed for each week listed. However, only one week’s work will be marked which you will not know in advance. Therefore, if you miss out the section that is assessed you will receive a mark of 0%.
You are encouraged to use the feedback from part I to improve on the completion of part II.
Assessment Workbook
Part I
Part I
Week 1 – Lab essentials
 State 10 lab health and safety rules
 No Sitting
 No jewellery
 Carefully Listen to instructions by lecturer
 Emergency Exits must be clear
 Long hair must be tied back
 No Drinking
 Wear Appropriate Clothing ( Footwear)
 What are the common units for the following measurements?
Heart Rate  BPM 
Blood pressure  mmHg 
Mass  KG 
Height  M 
 Please provide definitions of the following
 Systolic blood pressure
Systolic blood pressure provides the estimate pressure against the arterial walls during ventricular systole.
 Diastolic blood pressure
Diastolic blood pressure indicates the peripheral resistance, which is the resistance which blood flows.
 Resting heart rate
RHR refers to the number of times the heart beats per minute. ( BPM)
 What weight (kg) would need to be added to a cycle ergometer to create a power output of 200w if the participant was cycling at 60 rpm? (please show your calculations)
200 Divided by = 3.33……………………kg
Week 2 – Homeostasis
 Using the results on Moodle for your practical time produce a line graph (on excel and copy and paste into here) to demonstrate the change in blood glucose as a result of consuming an 8% CHO sports drink

 Are these (Q1) results what you expected to see? If not, please provide a brief explanation of what you should have observed?
 Provide a discussion detailing how blood glucose concentrations are maintained (homeostatic control)
 Using the data provided on Moodle for your practical session produce a bar chart (on excel and copy and paste into here) to show the difference between heart rate in a lying and standing position.
 Using the data provided on Moodle for your practical session state what happens to systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure when the participant moves from a lying to a standing position (please state results appropriately)


 Are these (Q4 and Q5) results what you expected to see? If not, please provide a brief explanation of what you should have observed?

 Provide a physiological explanation of the results you (or should have) observed for the change in HR and BP from lying to standing using literature. Include a reference list at the end of this question (this is not included in the word count)
Part I
Week 3 – Lung Function
 Using the data provided on Moodle for your practical session produce an appropriate figure(s) (on excel and copy and paste into here) to show the difference between predicted and measured values of FEV_{0}, FVC and FEV_{1.0}/FVC

 Provide a brief description of any differences between measured and recorded values of lung function (based on results from Q1), and reasons for this.

 Provide a description of the process of pulmonary ventilation using appropriate references. Include a reference list at the end of this question (this is not included in the word count)
 Describe the process of oxygen moving from the environment to the lungs, from the lungs to the blood, and from the blood into the muscle.

Assessment Workbook
Part II
Part II
Week 4 – Cardiovascular Response to Exercise
 For the Douglas bags collected at 50W, 100W and 150W calculate and using the calculations below (show all working)
50 W Bag
Step 1 – Standardising expired air collections
V_{E} (STPD) = V_{E} (ATPS) ………. x (273 / (273 + TºC……….))( (P_{B………. }– P_{H2O……. …}) / 760)
Calculate the values in the brackets and enter below
V_{E} (STPD) = V_{E} (ATPS) x ( ) ( )
V_{E} (STPD) =
Convert to L·min^{1}. (divide V_{E} (STPD) by collection time in seconds and times by 60)
_{E} (STPD)………….. / collection time…………..s) x 60 = …………. L·min^{1}
Step 2 – Calculating and
_{E} O_{2} = _{E……………………} x (F_{I}O_{2…………………} – F_{E}O_{2…………………….})
_{E} O_{2} =………………
_{E} CO_{2} = _{E………………..} x (F_{E}CO_{2……………………} – F_{I}CO_{2…………………………}).
_{E} CO_{2} =…………………………
Step 3 – Change into ml.kg.min
Divide L.min1 by the participants body mass in kg, then multiply by 1000
(…………L.min^{1} / body mass……………kg) x 1000 = ………….ml.kg.min
100 W Bag
Step 1 – Standardising expired air collections
V_{E} (STPD) = V_{E} (ATPS) ………. x (273 / (273 + TºC……….))( (P_{B………. }– P_{H2O……. …}) / 760)
Calculate the values in the brackets and enter below
V_{E} (STPD) = V_{E} (ATPS) x ( ) ( )
V_{E} (STPD) =
Convert to L·min^{1}. (divide V_{E} (STPD) by collection time in seconds and times by 60)
_{E} (STPD)………….. / collection time…………..s) x 60 = …………. L·min^{1}
Step 2 – Calculating and
_{E} O_{2} = _{E……………………} x (F_{I}O_{2…………………} – F_{E}O_{2…………………….})
_{E} O_{2} =………………
_{E} CO_{2} = _{E………………..} x (F_{E}CO_{2……………………} – F_{I}CO_{2…………………………}).
_{E} CO_{2} =…………………………
Step 3 – Change into ml.kg.min
Divide L.min1 by the participants body mass in kg, then multiply by 1000
(…………L.min^{1} / body mass……………kg) x 1000 = ………….ml.kg.min
150 W Bag
Step 1 – Standardising expired air collections
V_{E} (STPD) = V_{E} (ATPS) ………. x (273 / (273 + TºC……….))( (P_{B………. }– P_{H2O……. …}) / 760)
Calculate the values in the brackets and enter below
V_{E} (STPD) = V_{E} (ATPS) x ( ) ( )
V_{E} (STPD) =
Convert to L·min^{1}. (divide V_{E} (STPD) by collection time in seconds and times by 60)
_{E} (STPD)………….. / collection time…………..s) x 60 = …………. L·min^{1}
Step 2 – Calculating and
_{E} O_{2} = _{E……………………} x (F_{I}O_{2…………………} – F_{E}O_{2…………………….})
_{E} O_{2} =………………
_{E} CO_{2} = _{E………………..} x (F_{E}CO_{2……………………} – F_{I}CO_{2…………………………}).
_{E} CO_{2} =…………………………
Step 3 – Change into ml.kg.min
Divide L.min1 by the participants body mass in kg, then multiply by 1000
(…………L.min^{1} / body mass……………kg) x 1000 = ………….ml.kg.min
 Produce a line graph (on excel and copy and paste here) to demonstrate what happens to as exercise intensity increases (50W, 100W, 150W)
 Are these (Q2) results what you expected to see? If not, please provide a brief explanation of what you should have observed?

 Provide a discussion (using literature) to explain the response to increasing exercise intensity – approx. 100 – 150 words. Include a reference list at the end (this is not included in the word count.

Week 5 – Aerobic Energy System
 Using the data provided on Moodle for your practical session produce an appropriate figure (on excel and copy and paste into here) to show the difference between males and females predicted max.

 Provide a brief description of any differences between males and females (based on results from Q1), and reasons for this using literature (include reference list at the end of this question).

 Detail the process of ATP resynthesis via the aerobic system (ensure you use appropriate terminology).
 Outline the different tests that can be used to measure max (using literature – include references at end of question) and in what situations they be utilised.

Part II
Week 6
Interaction of Energy Systems
 Using the data on Moodle for your practical session produce a bar chart (on excel and copy and paste into here) to demonstrate the rate of each energy system (ATPPC; Glycolysis; Aerobic)
 Write a discussion (including references) that compares the rate and capacity of the ATPPC system, glycolysis and the aerobic energy system. Discuss the limiting aspects of each system – approx. 150 – 200 words. Include the reference section at the end (this is not included in word count)

 Discuss what types of muscle fibres are suited to each energy system, and why

Week 7 practical assessment preparation
 Create a data recording sheet to use for your practical exam and include the filled out version in this section
Week 8 – Endocrine System

 What role does epinephrine play during exercise?
For the following questions the journal article (Febbraio et al, 1998) on the reading list will be useful
 Following exercise stored muscle glycogen will be used (pre to post exercise it will decrease). Do you think this decrease will be more or less if someone has higher levels of epinephrine, and why?

 Following exercise lactate concentration will increase from preexercise levels. Do you think this increase will be more or less if someone has higher levels of epinephrine and why?

 Following a bout of strength training exercise what would you expect to see happen to growth hormone and testosterone? Explain what role these hormones have.
