Excerpts — Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide
Testing human performance under exercise conditions allows for the evaluation of the human body’s functional ability. This information can give us an understanding of the individual’s overall health and wellness as well as athletic performance capacity.
Many sports are, for the most part, undertaken in an intermittent fashion. It is well documented in the scientific literature that speed, agility, strength, explosive power, and the ability to repeat brief supramaximal exercise is highly related to performance in sports that are dominated by intermittent activities.