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Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

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Physical Fitness Assessments and Norms for Adults and Law Enforcement

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Recent updates include:

  • Additional information on First Responders' fitness levels
  • Additional information on the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  • Updated Cardiorespiratory normative data
  • New Curl-Up Test with additional normative data
  • Verbal scripts
  • Body Composition normative data updated

This manual provides physical assessment protocols and norms for the following tests:

  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness Testing
  • Absolute Strength Testing
  • Muscular Endurance Testing
  • Flexibility Testing
  • Anaerobic Power Testing
  • Body Composition Testing

The Cooper Institute's "Common Questions Regarding Physical Fitness Tests, Standards, and Programs for Public Safety" is included as well.