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Unformatted text preview: …the ability of a muscle to exert high force
while contracting at high speed.”
Physics: work done per unit time Are'muscular'power'and'muscular'
• Strength: maximal force that a muscle /muscle group
can generate at a given velocity
• Power: rate of doing work where work is force exerted
on an object over a distance (Work = F*d and P=Work/Time Other'Things'to'Think'About' Measurement'Error'in'Muscular'
• Client factors – familiarization, meds, sleep, motivation people who are not used to
pushing themselves will
have less motivation • Equipment
– if assessing progress, consistency is important
Calibration!! also - is the labeled weight the correct weight of the stack?
Size • YOUR skill (assessor’s skill)
– Assess proper lifting & spotting
– Cheating • Environmental factors can affect
– Distractions motivation recognizing when people are not using good form,
when people are cheating (using other muscles to
compensate to help produce that force and
therefore, this will affect how they move through
the training program
if a person has never lifted weight before, how will
you est. the proper wt for the 1st trial? experience is...
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This document was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course KIN 405 at Waterloo.
- Fall '12