Allied Health Faculty Publications
Periodic Fitness Testing: Not Just for Athletes Anymore
Strength and Conditioning Journal
Sports and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and competitive athletes have long used periodic fitness testing as an effective training practice. This concept is rarely used, however, by the novice exerciser or general public. In addition, most of the current fitness tests assess only a few of the different components of fitness. Unlike current fitness tests, the proposed assessment evaluates 10 of the different components of fitness, thereby providing users with a more complete overview of their current fitness. In addition, if users are found deficient in a particular component(s) of fitness, the proposed assessment provides specific training recommendations for improvement.
Body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, power, anaerobic capacity
Peterson, David D., "Periodic Fitness Testing: Not Just for Athletes Anymore" (2018). Allied Health Faculty Publications. 69.