Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing
Review Chapter 4 in the course text before completing this assignment. After completing a health history assessment and reviewing the Informed Consent, the next step in designing an exercise program for your special population, or any individual, is to assess the client’s initial fitness level. Physical fitness testing has many purposes such as providing baseline information about your client which can assist you in helping him or her develop fitness goals. In this assignment address the following prompts:
- Summarize three purposes of health-related physical fitness testing.
- Assess the risks, precautions, and contraindications involved with exercise testing.
- Provide an example of a health-related physical fitness test for each of the following categories: body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.
- Give three examples of indications for stopping an exercise test.
Your assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length (excluding the title page or reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include the text as a reference.