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Active Physical Assessments Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Core Function and Balance Assessments

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Core Function and Balance Assessments

This final installment of a blog series addressing the four main types of functional assessment takes a close look at core function and balance assessments. Because balance and core function go hand in hand, these assessments help shed light on the exercises you should focus on when designing your clients’ resistance-training programs.

Active Physical Assessments Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Flexibility Assessments

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Flexibility Assessments

Functional assessments are an important tool for determining how to design individualized strength and flexibility programs for your clients. In this third installment of a four-part series examining the four main types of functional assessments, we take a closer look at flexibility assessments and how to use them to address any range-of-motion issues your clients may exhibit.

Active Physical Assessments Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Movement Assessments

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Movement Assessments

Functional assessments are an important tool for determining how to design individualized strength and flexibility programs for your clients. In this second installment of a four-part series examining the four main types of functional assessments, we take a closer look at movement assessments and how to use them to address any muscular imbalances your clients may exhibit.

Active Physical Assessments Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Static Postural Analysis

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Static Postural Analysis

Functional assessments are an important tool for determining how to design individualized strength and flexibility programs for your clients. In this first installment of a four-part series examining the four main types of functional assessments, we take a closer look at static postural analysis and what information you can gather from this assessment.

Active Physical Assessments Physiological Assessments: Sports-skills Assessments

Physiological Assessments: Sports-skills Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this final installment of a four-part series, sports-skills assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

Active Physical Assessments Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this third of a four-part series, muscular fitness assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

Active Physical Assessments Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this second of a four-part series, cardiovascular assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

Active Physical Assessments Physiological Assessments: Anthropometric Measurements

Physiological Assessments: Anthropometric Measurements

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this first of a four-part series, a variety of anthropometric measurements are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

Active Physical Assessments Posture and Movement Assessments

Posture and Movement Assessments

Posture and movement assessments are essential to designing an exercise program that meets the needs of your clients. Through these assessments, you can identify which muscles need to be stretched or strengthened to help improve overall function and movement.