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Scope of Practice: 5 Components of Fitness

A personal trainer’s scope of practice:  To enhance the components of fitness for the general healthy population.

1) Cardiovascular Endurance (cardiorespiratory):  the ability of the heart and lungs to provide oxygen to the body.

2) Muscular Strength:  the ability of a muscle to contract one time (1 rep max).

3) Muscular Endurance:  the ability of a muscle to contract repeatedly.

4) Flexibility:  the range of motion at a joint

5) Body Composition:  fat free mass -vs- fat mass as measured by calipers, hydrostatic weighing, DEXA X-ray imaging, Bioelectrical Impedance, and BOD POD.


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