Fitness Tests are groups of assessments that present a complete picture of your Clients’ current fitness level and provide an objective baseline for goal setting and program design. They also provide you with a great way to prove to your client that you’re delivering the results they’re paying for.
A Fitness Test focused on stabilization would be appropriate for a de-conditioned client who has biomechanical imbalances, poor core stabilization, and limited cardiovascular capacity. It would include assessments such as:
- Circumference Measurements
- NASM’s Overhead Squat Assessment or FMS’s movement screens
- YMCA’s Sit & Reach
- VO2Max via the 1 Mile Walk test
- Max Time Plank
These objective assessments could provide the basis for a training program focused on stabilization. As these assessments improve, the training program can evolve to include endurance or strength goals.