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Strength Training and Testing

National Strength and Conditioning Association
Bringing together top strength and fitness professionals.

Methods of Muscular Fitness Assessment   One area of physical fitness testing is muscular fitness and this article discusses the various methods of assessing muscular fitness. The importance of muscular fitness is highlighted and then you learn about setting a goal of strength or endurance. You will also learn about strength testing using repetition, a prediction equation, and muscular endurance testing. The method for percent of body weight is explained along with calisthenic exercises, assessment equipment, exercise techniques, and safety issues.
Topic: Physical fitness--Testing   Language: English   Lexile: 1290    http://www.unm.edu

Strength Training Grade Level:  This exercise and physical fitness page is offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health of Georgia State University. You will be able to read about the benefits of strength training and strength training principles. Strength training exercises to build muscle are included on this site. View instructions and photographs that demonstrate abdominal exercises, upper body exercises, and lower body exercises. Building body muscle mass is important for good health, and weight training is a good way to get started.
Topic: Bodybuilding   Language: English   Lexile: 1150    http://www2.gsu.edu

Training for Boot Camp    There are many physical events that occur during boot camp. One of them is your Physical Fitness Test. These tips are designed to help you be in the best physical condition possible before boot camp. What happens during the test and how to train for the test are explained. Different tests may be performed in different areas of the Armed Forces. Sit-ups, pull-ups, running, and push-ups are typical tests. There are links to bettering your performance on different parts of the test.   Topic: Physical fitness, Military training camps   Language: English   Lexile: 1260   http://www.military.com.

Plyometrics: The Number One Method for Developing Sport-Specific Power   Sport Fitness Advisor provides this web site about the plyometrics training method. Plyometrics aims to achieve the highest possible force in the shortest possible time. The article gives a thorough definition of plyometrics, and then it gives useful guidelines for plyometric training. You'll find an informative chart about the intensity of plyometric exercises, and then see sport-specific plyometric training programs at this educational web site. There is a link at the bottom of the web page that will lead you to further information about plyometrics.  Topic: Plyometrics   Language: English   Lexile: 1310     http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com

Muscle Testing
Source Citation: Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, 3rd ed., Detroit: Gale, 2013, pp. 2240-2243.


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