Strength Training

Jess Fassnidge

Strength training increases muscle mass, bone density, and joint stability, whilst reducing the disease development. Read on to explore how.

Sit and Reach Test

Tom Green

The sit and reach test is used to evaluate the degree of movement available at both the hamstring and lower back.

VO₂ max

Eric Curry

VO₂ max is used to determine cardiovascular fitness by calculating maximal oxygen uptake during aerobic activity.

Talk Test

Dr. Tom Brownlee

While sports technology continues to develop at a rapid rate, there are simpler ways to monitor your exercise intensity. One of these old-school methods is the Talk Test.

Skinfold Calipers

Carla Robbins

Delve into the science, validity, reliability and practical recommendations for using skinfold calipers to measure body fat.


DEXA Scans

Charlie Beestone

Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scans can be a valuable assessment tool for measuring body composition (e.g. levels of body fat).

Static SJ-IMTP test

Owen Walker

The Static SJ-IMTP is an accurate and reliable measure of an athlete’s Dynamic Strength Index but it can be problematic to conduct.


Hydration Testing

William Jardine

Hydration testing is used to determine an athlete’s body fluid balance, and can prevent serious performance and health deficiencies.



Dr. Ian Dobbs

Maturation should be measured in youth athletes to properly monitor their growth and well-being as athletes.

Vertec Jump Test

Alexander Dear

The Vertec device is a simple-to-use, inexpensive, and portable device which can measure an athlete’s vertical jump height.

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