Kinesiology and Allied Health Faculty Publications

Title

Periodic Fitness Testing: Not Just for Athletes Anymore

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2018

Journal Title

Strength and Conditioning Journal

ISSN

1524-1602

Volume

40

Issue

5

First Page

60

Last Page

76

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, power, anaerobic capacity

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