Selecting Appropriate Objective Assessments Based on Resistance Training Status and Experience

by Jonathan H. Anning, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, Brock Jensen, PhD, and Christopher Richard Lefever, PT, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly June 2017
Vol 4, Issue 3

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While exercise is safe for most participants, many screening strategies have been implemented to reduce the likelihood of injury, and possibly death, from exercise. This article shares an objective strategy for selecting an appropriate assessment method based on a client’s resistance training status and experience.

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Jonathan H. Anning, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, United States

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Brock Jensen, PhD

Brock Jensen is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at Slippery Rock University. He completed both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Scienc...

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Christopher Richard Lefever, PT, CSCS

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