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    1. hantaba

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      What tests can be used to measure a bodybuilder's fitness level?
       
    2. Myjourney

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      I saw this list, hope it helps:-

      Body composition analysis
      Strength tests
      Muscular endurance tests
      Flexibility assessments.
      Cardiovascular fitness tests.
       
    3. Newstarter

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      How exactly do these test work? Who carries them out?
       
    4. admin

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      Are there any websites we can link to for more info?

      We arent against external links where appropriate.
       
    5. timmothysmith01

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      The most common tests used to measure a bodybuilder’s fitness level are the body fat percentage test and the VO2 max test.
       
    6. Myjourney

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      Is there a target we should be look towards for these 2 tests?
       
    7. FT Mike

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      To measure a bodybuilder's fitness level, various tests and assessments can be utilized, including:

      1. Body Composition Analysis: This assesses the proportion of muscle mass and body fat through methods like DEXA scans, skinfold measurements, or bioelectrical impedance analysis.

      2. Strength and Power Tests: Utilize one-rep max (1RM) tests for key lifts like bench press, squat, and deadlift to gauge maximal strength, while power can be assessed with tests like the vertical jump or power clean.

      3. Cardiovascular Fitness: Employ assessments such as the VO2 max test or a timed mile run to evaluate cardiovascular endurance.
      4. It's important to use a lifting belt to provide additional spine support and stability while minimizing the risk of injury.
       
    8. Newstarter

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      What measurements should I take before I start getting a little more serious about increasing my muscle tone? Be good to look back at some point and see (hopefully) how far I have come.
       
    9. admin

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      Also useful to know what these measurements should be at the start, throughout and at the end of your program.
       

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