14 - Testing

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Testing Testing Components of Physical Fitness • Car dior espir ator y Endur ance – VO 2 max • M usculoskeletal Fitness – M uscular str ength – M uscular endur ance • Body Composition • Flexibility Pur poses of Physical Fitness Testing • I dentify str engths and weaknesses • Set goals • H elp w/ pr ecise exer cise pr escr iptions • Use as baseline to evaluate pr ogr ess Factor s Affecting Test Selection • Age • Sex • Pr etr aining Status Testing Envir onment • Establish good r appor t to r educe anxiety • Pr oject a sense of r elaxed confidence • M aintain appr opr iate r oom temp • Chair s and table for paper wor k • M ake sur e equipment is calibr ated and pr epar ed befor e client ar r ives Test Validity • The degr ee that each test measur es what it claims to measur e • Dir ect vs. I ndir ect measur es (VO 2 max) – Validity coefficient – Closer to 1.0 = str onger validity – Valid field tests usually at least 0.80 Test Reliability • Ability of each test to pr oduce consistent and r epeatable r esults – good tests usually >0.90 • Test must have good r eliability to be valid, but can have ver y high r eliability and have poor validity – ex. sit and r each Pr etest I nstr uctions • Comfor table clothing • Plenty of fluids...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PXW 326 taught by Professor Amyjohnson during the Spring '08 term at North Dakota.

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