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Purposes of Assessment

May 1, 2017

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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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Speed and Agility Testing Process

May 1, 2017

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In order to ensure consistent and accurate results, coaches must take certain steps to ensure proper data collection. It is also important to establish sound protocols prior to testing.

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Performing a Lactate Threshold Test

January 26, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments briefly discusses the method behind a lactate threshold test and the pretest considerations one might take prior to this test.

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History of Fitness Testing in Tactical Occupations

June 1, 2017

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Physical assessments have evolved as a result of developments in scientific research, equipment loads, operational environments, and doctrine.

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How to Design and Implement a Legally Defensible Tactical Fitness Test

May 1, 2015

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This session from the NSCA’s 2015 TSAC Annual Training provide examples of how different agencies (i.e., fire, military, and police) have implemented legally defensible fitness tests. Previous experiences will be shared as well as general recommendations on how to implement a scientifically-based testing battery.

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Occupational Physical Fitness Tests for Police Officers—A Narrative Review

January 8, 2019

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Occupational police tests described in the literature can serve as indicators of the occupational performance of their employees. In addition, practitioners in charge of police training should develop and employ obstacle courses composed of critical work tasks, as they may be strongly related to tests of aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and agility.

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An Example Fitness Assessment Battery for Community Service Officers

February 14, 2020

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This article details an example assessment battery that could be used to measure the relative health and fitness of community service officers (CSO) within the context of similar populations.

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Comparing Metabolic Rate Measurement Methods

May 1, 2017

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Although accelerometers, pedometers, heart rate monitors, and questionnaires are not as accurate as direct and indirect calorimetry in determining metabolic rate, these less expensive tools can be used to create exercise plans, particularly those focused on health promotion and fitness.

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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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