Assessing Muscular Fitness

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Unformatted text preview: Assessing Muscular Fitness Objective: To provide an understanding of the concepts, principles and techniques involved in the determination of muscular strength, muscular fitness and flexibility. Muscular Strength and Endurance Strength Endurance- Both strength and endurance can be assessed for static (isometric) contractions dynamic contractions- (concentric, eccentric, or isokinetic) Dynamic Strength / Endurance Concentric- resistance less that the force produced by the muscle Eccentric- muscle exerts tension while lengthening Concentric + Eccentric = During an isotonic contraction The Strength Curve: A Consideration for Strength Testing Dynamic Strength / Endurance Isokinetic - maximal contraction of a muscle group at a constant velocity throughout ROM Assessing Muscular Strength Static Strength Handgrip Dynamometer grip strength correlates to overall strength adjust handgrip stand erect, hands at sides squeeze as hard as possible; dont let arms touch sides 3 trials for both sides; use best score Isometric Dynamometer for back and legs Cable Tensiometers Assessing Muscular Strength Dynamic Strength Tests One Repetition Maximum (1 RM) max weight that can be lifted for 1 complete rep client warms up by completing 5-10 reps at 40-60% estimated 1RM rest 1 minute - stretch the muscle while resting complete 3-5 reps at 60-80% of the estimated 1RM increase weight conservatively and attempt 1RM rest 3-5 minutes before attempting next weight increment...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course KIN 325 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '07 term at Rhode Island.

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