How to Interpret Changes in Athletic Performance

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Error in measurement is a limitation all practitioners must be aware of to ensure accuracy and repeatability in your test results.

The smallest worthwhile change that indicates an improvement or lack there-of may be bigger than what you are expecting.

The web abounds in information on this, but the following Powerpoint slideshows from Dr Will G Hopkins outline the nuts and bolts of this very well.

Hopkins  reminds us of the importance of both test validity and reliability, and that reliability is paramount.

Dr Chris Gore

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