“The five Ss of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.”
As a sports performance analyst, you will serve your clients best if you are aware of the measurement methods for physical performance variables. This chapter focuses on physical variables: body composition, muscular strength, power and endurance, flexibility, balance, anaerobic power, aerobic power, reaction time, agility, and level of sport-specific skill.
Years ago physicality measures were associated with only five fundamentals of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body composition. These measures were used to assess fitness ...