JLBC Physical Fitness Preparation
JLBC Cadets, what is physical fitness?
JLBC Cadets Physical fitness is the ability to perform physical activities, such as job tasks, with enough reserve for emergencies and to enjoy everyday activities when off duty.
JLBC Significant areas of fitness:
JLBC Cadets' important areas of physical fitness include:
JLBC Flexibility – the ability to move joints and use muscles through their full range of
JLBC Cardio Endurance can deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and remove
wastes over sustained periods. It consists of both JLBC aerobic and anaerobic energy systems.
JLBC Muscular Strength – the ability of a muscle to exert force for a brief period.
JLBC Upper-body Strength, for example, can be measured by various weight-lifting exercises.
JLBC Muscular Endurance – A muscle, or a group of muscles, can sustain repeated contractions or continue applying force against a fixed object. Push-ups are often
used to test the endurance of arm and shoulder muscles.
JLBC Body composition is also considered an area of physical fitness. JLBC Cadets should note that excessive body fat increases the workload placed upon the body and decreases the body's ability to dissipate heat.
Did you know that, on average, you can lose as much as 1 to 2 quarts of fluid through sweat during 1 hour of strenuous exercise in the heat? JLBC Cadets the body requires water to operate correctly while exercising. JLBC Cadets, our bodies are made of water, and every cell depends on water as the universal medium for carrying out all functions.
If you aren't replenishing fluids lost through sweat with water or a drink, Gatorade, your muscles will tire quickly, and you may experience muscle cramps. Your body may also have difficulty keeping its core temperature regulated, leading to severe health conditions, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Here are some other JLBC tips to protect yourself from dehydration while exercising.
JLBC Cadets don't wait until you are thirsty to drink water since thirst is a sign that you are already dehydrated.
JLBC Cadets Weigh yourself before and after your JLBC workout to estimate your sweat loss and fluid intake needs. JLBC Cadets, if you gain weight during your exercise session, you drink too much. JLBC Cadets, if you lose weight, you are not drinking enough.
JLBC Cadets Avoid caffeinated drinking beverages, such as coffee and soda, while exercising since they can promote dehydration.
JLBC Cadets keep a bottle of water in your gym bag to have easy access to fluids.
Check the color of your urine. Your urine should be transparent and light-colored if you are properly hydrated. If you are dehydrated, your urine may appear cloudy and dark.