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January 21, 2016
Muscular Endurance Abstract Introduction
Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or muscle group to use a less-than-maximum force repeatedly overtime ( NASPE,2005). Muscular endurance training tests can be used to assess different types of body health for example cardiovascular health. These tests play a role in prevention of cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer in America (CDC,2013). An example of a muscular endurance test would be the sit up test. To perform the sit up test the participant must lay on the mat, face up in a supination position with knees bent. With feet flat, arms crossed the timer starts and the participant does as many repetitions as possible in sixty seconds (Esco, Olson, Williford,2010). Other muscular endurance tests also include max repetitions of squat, bench press and deadlift( Clarke,Kornilios,Richardson,2015). Muscular endurance tests can be used to assess a patients health strengths and weaknesses. After assessment the patient can be prescribed the correct workouts to work on weaknesses and maintain their strengths. Muscular assessment tests vary based on the population being assessed. For example obese or elderly people that have trouble with body weight would perform different modified tests. An advantage to muscular endurance testing would be that if the test can be completed it is fair and gives an accurate reading of endurance. The disadvantage of this testing would be that if a participant cannot complete a test then we do not have an accurate reading of their endurance. There is no gold standard test but the most popular tests are the push up and the curl up test.