Pre-Test Procedures

For any testing session, there are many important steps to be taken to ensure the session runs smoothly and safely, and that the information collected is accurate. Here is a list of many of the steps that should be considered. The same steps should be taken each time, as it is important standardize the testing conditions, such as the test procedures and equipment, so that the test can be more reliable. In the days leading up to the testing session, there are also many things the athlete can do to prepare themselves physically (see info about test preparation).

Prepare Equipment

Pre-Test Measures

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Prepare Athletes

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