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Criterion Repetition Maximum Testing

Faigenbaum, Avery D. EdD, CSCS1; McFarland, James E. EdM, CSCS2

Section Editor(s): Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 88–91
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000029
Special Populations

ABSTRACT: CRITERION REPETITION MAXIMUM TESTING IS A METHOD OF ASSESSING MUSCULAR STRENGTH THAT FOCUSES ON THE TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE OF A MAXIMAL OR NEAR-MAXIMAL LIFT. ACCEPTED COMMONALITIES OF RESISTANCE EXERCISE PERFORMANCE ARE USED AS PRIMARY CRITERIA FOR SAFELY AND EFFICACIOUSLY EVALUATING MUSCULAR STRENGTH.

1Department of Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey; and

2Department of Physical Education, Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, New Jersey

The Special Populations Column provides personal trainers who work with apparently healthy or medically cleared special populations with scientifically supported background information.

COLUMN EDITOR: Peter Ronai, MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Avery D. Faigenbaum is a full professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey.

James E. McFarland is a health/physical education teacher at Hillsborough High School and the Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning for Hillsborough School District in New Jersey.

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