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Testing And Evaluation

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Overtraining

May 1, 2017

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Understanding how the body adapts to the overload of aerobic exercise is critical to designing effective exercise training programs, monitoring exercise responses and progress, and assessing training outcomes.

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Operationalizing Power

June 1, 2017

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Considering that the term "power" typically evokes the perception of high-speed movement, many people are inclined to take the tenets of specificity to literally mean “train fast, be fast.” However, to create the most strategic methods of training and adaptation, it is vital to compartmentalize power into the primary testable and trainable elements.

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Tests of Core Muscle Power

May 1, 2017

Article

This article describes two different methods for testing core muscle power. Both of the described methods utilize medicine ball throws.

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Purposes of Assessment

May 1, 2017

Article

The purposes of assessment are to gather baseline data and to provide a basis for developing goals and effective exercise programs. Gathering and evaluating the various pieces of information give the personal trainer a broader perspective of the client. The process and the data collected assist the trainer in identifying potential areas of injury and reasonable starting points for recommended intensities and volumes of exercise based on the goals and fitness outcomes.

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Normalizing Fitness Data

May 1, 2017

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Field tests have become popular in applied exercise science and sport performance enhancement programs because of their simplicity and ability to generalize results. However, numerous confounding factors may influence the validity of test data from such evaluations.

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Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

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Assessing Agility Using the T Test, 5-10-5 Shuttle, and Illinois Test

May 1, 2017

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Before implementing an agility training program, baseline measures of change of direction ability should be assessed. This article presents norms for three tests that can be used to assess change of direction ability.

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Agility and Quickness Test: Box Step-Off Landing Assessment

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt explains how to perform the box step-off landing assessment, which is used to determine an athlete’s readiness before beginning a program in agility and quickness.

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3 Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt describes field methods for assessing body composition that are portable and easy to use for assessment of several people in a short time period.

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A Scalable Approach to Athlete Monitoring

October 29, 2021

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From the 2021 NSCA’s Coaches Conference, Guy Hornsby, Teaching Assistant Professor in Athletic Coaching Education at West Virginia University, and John Wagle, the Director of Performance Science and Player Development for the Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball (MLB) team, discuss applied sports science and athlete monitoring for both intercollegiate student-athletes and professional athletes.

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