Sport Specific Testing

There is large variations in the physical demands required to compete in different sports. The event duration can vary greatly, from the explosive single action of the shot put, to ultra endurance events lasting many days.

The primary energy systems required can also vary, ranging from the highly aerobic marathon, to the anaerobic 100m sprint, and the multitude of team sports which require a combination of the energy systems.

In line with the variations in the demands of the sports, the fitness tests that are implemented should reflect these differences. Also, when attempting to interpret fitness testing results, it is important to have an idea of what is the relative importance of the specific fitness components.

More information about fitness testing can be found in the Guide to Fitness Testing.

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