GAINcast Episode 167: Testing use and abuse

Athletes are reporting to training camp in many sports right now and that often means one thing: grueling fitness tests to check an athlete’s shape. But the testing is getting out of hand. On this episode of the GAINcast we take a close look at fitness and performance testing, with examples of how to do it right and wrong.

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:

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  • We’ve covered testing before on GAINcast 101, as well as fitness for team sports on GAINcast 99. HMMR Podcast 47 also covered testing.
  • Our January 2018 HMMR Hangout also looked at putting together a practical testing framework for an amateur rugby club.
  • Vern has also written about the related testing = training and training = testing concept.
  • You can learn more about the Max Jones Quadrathlon here.