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Training Program for Gaining Muscle Mass

Chris is a high school student and is eager to gain some muscle mass. He eats a diet that consists primarily or processed foods (fast food, cafeteria, etc.) Chris is anxious to get stronger so that he can go out for the wrestling team.

1.) Discuss fitness tests or methods of evaluation that should be used to assess the client, providing rationale for your recommendations. Be sure to address the specific conditions presented by your client.

2.) Provide a detailed, comprehensive, 12-week periodized training program, including specific sets, repetitions and exercises, utilizing an integrated approach.

3.) Discuss nutritional strategies and supplement recommendations with a rationale for your choices.

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The fitness tests that I would use to evaluate and assess this client would be the US Army physical fitness test. This assessment method will include an assessment of how many pull-ups that the client can complete in 2 min., how many push-ups that the client can complete in 2 min., and how many situps that the client can complete in 2 min., As a means by which to ascertain the clients upper body strength and endurance. The second component of this assessment will consist of a timed two-mile run in order to ascertain the client's cardiorespiratory endurance and condition. The rationale for utilizing this method of evaluation is that it is a scientific and proven method utilized by the U.S. ...