What are the benefits of performing multiple assessments?

Case Study: Resistance Training

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On pages 139-147 of your course text, Wellness: Concepts and Applications (8th ed.), Assessment Activities 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, and 4-4 describe how strength and endurance can be assessed.  After reviewing all four of these assessments, select one of the case studies below for this assignment.

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Once you have selected a case study (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., complete the following steps:

  1. First, examine the assessments used to obtain the provided results for your client by addressing the following:
    • What is the purpose of each of the assessments?
    • What are the benefits of performing multiple assessments?
    • Compare each of the assessments to one another. What is different and/or similar between them?
  2. Next, assess the muscular strength and endurance status of your client by addressing the following:
  3. Then, develop a resistance-training exercise plan by addressing the following:
    • Complete the “Resistance Training Log (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” to develop an exercise plan for your client.
      • Select eight exercises that will enhance your client’s muscular fitness.
      • Illustrate the intensity and duration by indicating the numbers for the resistance, reps, and sets that will be required.
      • Designate a frequency by indicating the dates that each session should occur.
      • Demonstrate your understanding of progression and overload by steadily increasing one of the variables of the exercise plan.  This can be designated in the plan through writing a detailed statement in the “Notes” section of the log.
  4. Lastly, explain the assessment results and exercise plan to your client (from your selected case study).  Use your client’s name and act as if you were speaking directly to him or her.  After explaining the results of the assessments, provide your rationale for each component of the plan: exercises, intensity, frequency, progression, and overload.