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NASM CPT III Chapter 5 - Fitness Assessment II

Explain the components and function of an integrated fitness assessment. Ask appropriate general and medical questions to gather subjective information from clients. Understand the importance of posture and how it relates to movement observation. Perform a systematic assessment to obtain objective information about clients.
the alignment and function of all components of the kinetic chain at any given moment
structural efficiency
the alignment of the musculoskeletal system that allows our center of gravity to be maintained over our base of support
functional efficiency
the ability of the neuromuscular system to monitor and manipulate movement during functional tasks using the least amount of stress on the kinetic chain
postural equilibrium
maintaining a state of balance in the alignment of the kinetic chain
neuromuscular efficiency
the ability of the nervous system to communicate effectively with the muscular system
functional strength
the ability of the neuromuscular system to contract eccentrically, isometrically, and concentrically in all three plans of motion
postural distortion patterns
predictable occurrences of muscle imbalances caused by altered movement patterns
systolic pressure
reflects the blood produced by the heart as it pumps blood to the body
diastolic pressure
signifies the minimum pressure within the arteries through a full cycle
subjective information
feedback from the client to the fitness professional
objective information
measurable data that can be utilized to denote improvements in the client, as well as the effectiveness of the program
integrated fitness assessment
provides fitness professional with a three dimensional representation of the client, which enables proper construction of a training program