Strength Fitness Tests should only be performed once adequate results are achieved on the Stabilization Test.  Otherwise, maximal effort exercises may result in injuries.

Significant gains in strength can take time to emerge, so we suggest that this Fitness Test be performed every 4 weeks.

Weight:  This is a baseline measurement that should be updated regularly as it is included in multiple TrainerMetrics calculations.

Body Fat %:  In addition to Bioelectrical Impedance (via a BIA device) methods, skinfold measurements are introduced to do the increased fitness level of the client.

VO2Max:  Cardiovascular capacity and/or muscular endurance are the immediate goals.  

Biomechanics:  We suggest using the following assessments:

  • NASM’s Overhead Squat Assessment (OHSA) because it is easy to perform and produces a total body list of overactive and underactive muscles.
    • It also provides a list of myofascial release, flexibility, and activation exercises.  These corrective exercises can be found on the “Program” screen under “Mobility.”  
    • A complete report of corrective exercises can also be printed by selecting it on the “Report” screen.  We suggest printing this report and giving it to your clients as homework.
  • FMS movement screen score cards are also available for those that prefer the FMS protocols.
  • ACE movement screen score cards are are also available for those that prefer the FMS protocols.

Strength:  TrainerMetrics calculates 1-Rep Max based on load and repetitions.  

Muscular Endurance:  As core strength is a key component of large strength exercises, we suggest including the Max Time: Plank assessment in the design of a strength program.

Note:  The Default Fitness Tests outlined in this section are merely a starting point for the creation of Fitness Tests that are appropriate for your business.  They can also be updated on an account level or at the client level and are subject to change.

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