Measuring fitness level by muscle groups?

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Measuring fitness level by muscle groups?

Post by Dirk101 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:11 am

I've tried searching the internet for how to evaluate the fitness level of different muscle groups, to objectively test whether one muscle group is at a different fitness level than others. I've had no luck, so either what I'm looking for isn't there or I'm not searching for the right terms. Do you have any advice regarding this? Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Re: Measuring fitness level by muscle groups?

Post by stuward » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:06 pm

You should test movements, not muscle groups. It's how your muscles work together that tell you is something is wrong. The strength standards in the testing section here will give you an idea of movements that might be weaker than others. You might also want to gt a FMS movement screen. That will tell you if you have any movement issues.
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Re: Measuring fitness level by muscle groups?

Post by Dirk101 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:45 am

I had stumbled over the strength standards once before, but I wasn't sure how to use them at the time. Thank you for the help, I will look into it. Reading about FMS movement screens, I'm not sure what kind of practitioners would offer this. Where do you get this from in the US?

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Post by stuward » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:31 am

FMS is common in many training facilities. I know most of the military trainers are qualified. I think the FMS site has a list of qualified trainers.
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Re: Measuring fitness level by muscle groups?

Post by Dirk101 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:51 pm

I understand. It sounds like something a kinesiologist might know more about, and I'll see what I can find out.

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