Guidelines for Preparing for Testing

(this is an extract from the Fitness Testing Guide)

For any fitness assessment, it is recommended that you ensure that your body is primed physically to perform to your potential. Maximum performance is more likely if these nutritional and physical guidelines are followed. If all participants follow the same procedures and are in the same physical state, then comparisons are more valid, and if the same procedures are followed for each testing session, then the results will be more reliable.



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Physical Preparation


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