Fitness Tests

To perform a series of fitness tests before, during and after an exercise programme can have numerous benefits.

Resting Heart Rate Test

Resting Heart Rate Test Resting heart rate is most accurately measured just before you get out of bed in the morning. To further enhance accuracy you should record... Read More

Blood Pressure Test

Blood Pressure Test Blood pressure reflects the force of our heart beat and the resistance of the arteries to the pumping action of the heart. It is measured... Read More

Body Circumferences

Body Circumferences Circumference measures are easily used to assess body composition. To ensure accuracy, you must use anatomical landmarks for taking each... Read More

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) It is important to be aware that BMI uses total body weight and does not discriminate between fat and lean body mass. Therefore, BMI should... Read More

Body Composition Tests

Body Composition Tests There are a number of health risks associated with excess body fat. These include heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and many more, it... Read More

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing Ideally cardiorespiratory fitness is assessed by way of measuring the oxygen uptake during a maximal exercise test. However, that requires... Read More

Flexibility Tests

Flexibility Tests Flexibility affects both health and fitness. Poor flexibility increases the risk of muscles and joint injury, this is often evident in... Read More

Muscular Strength Tests

Muscular Strength Tests There are three types of strength testing, they are Isometric, Isokinetic and Isotonic. Of the three types of testing, it is Isotonic... Read More

Muscular Endurance Tests

Muscular Endurance Tests Muscular Endurance testing also measures strength to some degree. The lower weight and higher repeitition tests would be more suitable to... Read More

Fitness Tests

If we reviews the different fitness tests in the market we will see that there are hundres of standard fitness tests adn hundreds more variations of these.

These tests can range from simple and inexpensive field tests to the more elaborate and expensive laboratory tests. Whatever tests you choose it is important to consider the benefit and need for them, fitness testing can have a number of benefits, which incclude:

- Identifying strengths and weaknesses

- Identifying areas of improvement

- Defining current fitness levels

- Monitoring progression

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