2Purposes Of Fitness Testing To educate the patient about their present fitness relative to health-related standards as well as age and gender matched norms.
3Providing the data that is helpful in writing responsible and physiologically meaningful exercise prescriptions & which is matched with the patient’s pathologies.
4Collection of data over time which provides evidence of progress and training for the patient.
5To provide motivation to the patient by establishing reasonable and attainable fitness goals.
6Helps the exercise leader to evaluate intensity of the exercise program relative to the patient’s risk profile.
7Patient Pre-Test Instructions The patient should have completed the PAR-Q before coming to the clinic for testing.Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing for the test.
8Drink plenty of fluids 24-hours prior to coming for the test. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and food at least 3-hours prior to the test.
9Avoid exercise on the day of the test. Make sure that they are adequately rested the night before the test.
10Body Composition Hydrostatic Weighing Plethysmography Body Mass Index (kgbw/Hgtm2)Waistc/Hipc CircumferenceWaist CircumferenceSkinfold MeasurementsBioelectrical Impedance
11For any method used to assess body composition, the patient should : Avoid caffeine, ETOH, diureticsVoid completely before assessmentNo food or drink x 4 hrs. before testAvoid exercise x 12 hrs. before test
12Some Field Tests That Are Commonly Used To Assess Fitness Astrand-Ryhming Ergometer TestCooper’s 1.5 Mile RunCooper’s 12-minute TestFisher-Fairbanks Walking TestSharkey’s Step testRockport One-Mile Walking Test
15Reasons To Stop An Exercise Test Onset of anginaDrop in systolic BP or failure to rise when load is increasedBP >260/115 mm HgSigns of poor perfusion - cyanosis, dizziness, confusion, light-headedness, ataxia, etc.
16Failure of HR to rise with increased workload Noticeable change in heart rhythmSubject requests to stopSevere fatigueEquipment failure
17Other Tests Evaluations Of Muscle Strength Muscular Endurance 1 RM6 RM10 RMMuscular EnduranceFlexibilitySit and Reach test