Practical Fitness Testing

Practical Fitness Testing

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This is an indispensible guide for anyone involved in prescribing exercise programmes for clients or groups. Fitness tests are crucial to measure current fitness and then monitor progress to check the effectiveness of a training programme. The theory and practice of fitness testing, in both exercise and sport settings, are covered in a clear and accessible way. The information is fully up to date with current research and population norms, and lots of diagrams and illustrations make the content easy to understand. The content covers all the topics identified in the competency framework for Levels 3 and 4 of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Instructors within the Health and Fitness Industry. Includes: assessment techniques, sample questions, normal population data, basic measurement and analysis, methods of testing, how to test strength, aerobic endurance, speed and agility, flexibility and power.In 2001, the Polar Team System was launched to the sport and exercise market. ... One of the disadvantages is that the tester must, at intervals, check that the heart rate monitor is still picking up the ... watch. Fig. 3.6. Testing. method. 1. Attach the heart rate chest strap to the subject (instructions for fitting will come with theanbsp;...

Title:Practical Fitness Testing
Author:Morc Coulson, David Archer
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2011-10-10


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