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Why is it Important to Be Tested?
Muscular Strength: The maximal amount of force that a muscle group can exert at one time. You'll see increases in your muscular strength as you are able to do 1 repetition of an exercise with a greater amount of resistance (or weight). Benefits of muscular fitness: ability to do more strenuous work, to do more work over a longer period of time, less susceptible to muscular fatigue, less injury prone, improved appearance and improve athletic performance.
What is done with the information gathered?
A report of your fitness assessment will be discussed with you. To objectively identify areas that may require emphasis in your exercise prescription, consideration will be given to the established norms for various levels of physical fitness. The purpose of this assessment is not to place you in a fitness category. Rather, we feel it is more helpful to measure your current physical capacities and compare these with regularly scheduled fitness assessments overtime.