Some people love to compete, but many do not.
While competition is a valid way to test your capabilities, it is not for everyone.
You will hear people say, “I only compete against myself.”
That statement is true in many cases, but they still need a way to measure their progress, even if it is only keeping a training journal and logging their workouts.
That is where local, on-site testing comes in.
This gives everyone a good chance to see what they need to improve on and reinforces what they are good at already.
I have found that small group or individual testing can be of great value if done regularly and gives a good cross section view of each person’s fitness level.
It is important to know what you want to find our from the tests you use, then to be able to analyze the results so any changes you need to make in program design can be implemented smoothly at your training facility.
Testing should be challenging, but just administering a “beat down” proves nothing.