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
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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.