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Fitness Testing Newsletter: Preparing for Testing

Hi and welcome to the December 2008 fitness testing newsletter. The last few newsletters have been few and far between as I have been traveling with my family. If you are interested in where we are, you can read my travel blog (

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This newsletter is about the steps you should consider when preparing your subjects for fitness testing.

Why have preparation guidelines?

For any fitness assessment, it is recommended that you ensure that your athletes are primed physically to perform to their potential, and achieve their maximum possible score. If all participants follow the same procedures, such as those outlined below, ensuring that they are in the same physical state, then comparisons are more valid. If the same procedures are followed for each testing session, then you will get better reliability for the results.

The Physical Guidelines

The Nutritional Guidelines

Need More Info?

These guidelines have been published online at:

About this Newsletter

Fitness testing news and latest information, including notification of updates to the ultimate source of all fitness testing information - 'Rob's Home of Fitness Testing'. Topics covered include methods for measuring body fat, shuttle run beep test issues, strength and power testing and much more.

Thank you for your ongoing support of my site.

Rob Wood

Rob's Home of Fitness Testing

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