Assessments and Measures—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

by Carmine R. Grieco, PhD, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly April 2015
Vol 2, Issue 3


While a basic fitness assessment will always be a part of a comprehensive client assessment, there is an array of more sophisticated tests and measures that are available to the personal trainer today.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »



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Carmine Grieco received his Doctoral degree from Old Dominion University at the age of 43 and is now an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Colorado ...

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