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Selecting Appropriate Objective Assessments Based on Resistance Training Status and Experience

June 1, 2017

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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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Assessments and Measures—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

April 2, 2015

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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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Functional Core Assessment

October 11, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing the Core discusses two testing methods that may predict a strong or weak core based on how well the participant completes the task.

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Movement Screens and Identifying Weaknesses

May 1, 2015

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Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, spoke at the NSCA's 2012 National Conference on using movement screen to identify weakness in athletes.

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Practical Assessments of Power for Law Enforcement Populations

September 17, 2018

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This article consists of five assessments that could be utilized by the tactical facilitator to measure upper- , lower- , and total-body power in law enforcement officers (LEOs). Although the focus of this article is LEOs, the assessments could also be used for other tactical populations.

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Real World Corrective Exercise

July 28, 2014

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 Coaches Conference, Mike Robertson talks about corrective exercise and its application. Invoking Gray Cook, Mike defines corrective exercise as "a holistic approach where an assessment is used to determine specific weaknesses and/or limitations of the athlete" - be it aerobic, strength, or agility.

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Assessment Batteries—Practical Decision Making for Firefighter Fitness Batteries

April 1, 2016

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In addition to standard health, fitness, or sport assessment guidelines, several guidelines exist for the fire service. Since each agency is different in its preferences, capabilities, and philosophies, applying a standard recommendation may not be possible. This article introduces basic decision-making considerations for fire service assessment batteries.

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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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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 1: An Introduction to Movement and Potential Problems

April 1, 2015

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This is the first part of a four-part series that will address implementing a comprehensive evidence-based approach to proper movement patterns in order to reduce movement dysfunction in Marines.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test – Redefining Physical Training for the United States Army

July 29, 2019

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This article describes the transition from the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), as well as the detailed events that make the ACFT.

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