Two words can help you determine the difference between genders, age and maturity related to exercise assessments and/or prescription: absolute and relative. How do absolute and relative measurements of strength and cardiovascular fitness stack up when comparing men to women? Adult vs. older adults? Adults vs children and adolescents? Which would you use to compare the variety of individuals in the exact same exercise at the exact same workload (absolute or relative)? Why?
What are the key factors that are associated with the changes in VO2, strength, ability and body composition from birth to adulthood to older, aging adults? How does aerobic, resistance and anaerobic training affect these factors in children and adolescents and older adults?
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