Testing and Program Evaluation
Baseline data is essential for individual exercise prescriptions. The development of proper strength and conditioning programs is based on the scientific evidence gathered through quantitative fitness assessments.
Appropriately selecting and administering tests, interpreting results from assessment, and understanding their results are all important to appropriately designing your program.
A Client evaluation needs to be interpreted in relation to a number of factors, including body size, injury history, and training status.
The selection of a testing battery is based on the relevance of each particular component of fitness. A typical testing battery may include tests for the upper and lower body, assessments for balance, cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, and flexibility.
Once testing is completed, the information obtained must be communicated to you, the client. Post-training results are compared to pre-training results to evaluate progress in the conditioning program.