The relationship between muscular fitness and qualifty of life over an individuals lifespan has been heavily researched with established benefits. The benefits of muscular fitness development include improvements in lean body tissue, anaerobic power, bone mineral density, activities of daily living capacity (older adults), low-back health, and mental health as well. Exercise perfessionals develop various resistance training regimens based upon the client’s goals, however, baseline testing is a critical aspect to assist in the appropriate design of a program for the client. This would include testing for muscular strength and muscular endurance. Although, one critical aspect of this to consider is the clients age and activity levels as this can impact the appropriate tests to be utilized. The most important reason for monitoring muscular fitness is for evaluation and the progression of the resistance training program, but in older adults, function capacity for activity of daily living as well. The purpose of this case study is to identify the appropriate methods of muscular fitness assessment for the proposed group of clients.


Read the case study below and answer the question thoroughly in paragraph form. Be specific in your answer. You may utilize the course presentations, lectures, and the textbook as resources. Your response must be in current APA format. Include your name and student ID number at the bottom of the last page.

The Wisdom Master’s Athletic Club in Smithville, USA, has hired you to conduct a thorough analysis of their members. Among their membership are many geriatric cyclists and runners. What modes of testing would you use, what data would you collect (muscular strength or endurance and cardiovascular endurance, etc.), and how would you collect the data (types of testing protocols)? Be thorough and specific.


Gibson A. & Heyward V. (2019). Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription with online video (8th ed.). Human Kinetics.

ISBN: 9781492561347.

Case Study Grading Rubric

Case Study Grading Rubric
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of Information and Content70 to >63.0 pts Advanced All key components of the Case Study prompt are answered. The thread has a clear, logical flow. Major points are stated clearly. Major points are supported by good examples or thoughtful analysis. 63 to >58.0 pts Proficient Most of the components of the Case Study prompt are answered in the thread. The paper has a logical flow. Major points are stated reasonably well. Major points are supported by good examples or thoughtful analysis. 58 to >0.0 pts Developing The Case Study prompts are addressed minimally. The paper lacks flow or content. Major points are unclear or confusing. Major points are not supported by examples or thoughtful analysis. 0 pts Not Present70 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling, Grammar, and Current APA Format30 to >27.0 pts Advanced Spelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Paragraphs contain appropriately varied sentence structures. References are cited in current APA format. Page requirement is met. 27 to >24.0 pts Proficient Spelling and grammar has some errors. Sentences are presented as well. Paragraphs contain some varied sentence structures. References are cited with some APA formatting. 90-99% of page requirement is met. 24 to >0.0 pts Developing Spelling and grammar errors distract. Sentences are incomplete or unclear. Paragraphs are poorly formed. Where applicable, references are minimally or not cited in current APA format. 70-89% of page requirement is met. 0 pts Not Present30 pts
Total Points: 100

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