ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual / Edition 2

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From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this text provides the reader with the information necessary to develop skills for assessing an individual's health-related physical fitness. It provides a practical "how-to-do-it" approach for performing assessment skills effectively, and an understanding of the theory behind and the importance of each skill or assessment. This edition has a new chapter on postural analysis and body alignment assessments, new photographs of key assessments and techniques, and updated references to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Seventh Edition.

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Reviewer: Thomas J Saunders, BS in Athletic Training(University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: This book provides clinicians, exercise physiologists, and personal trainers with assessment tools to determine the physical fitness levels of their patients or clients. This version includes updated information about fitness testing and patient evaluation based upon the newest research available. The first edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide tools for the evaluation of health-related aspects of physical fitness. The book uses the most current research and data to provide up-to-date tools for practitioners to effectively evaluate their clients. The authors succeed in compiling the research and data into a concise and effective manual for easy reference.
Audience: Written for both practitioners and students, the book can be used as both a teaching tool and a professional reference.
Features: The book compiles data about physical fitness exercise parameters and divides it into usable chapters for determination of physical fitness levels covering body composition, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, exercise testing, anthropomorphic measurement testing techniques, and standards and parameters. Charts, graphs, and tables help explain standards and fitness levels. Illustrations are used to further explain details of specific tests.
Assessment: This is an update of an excellent book for practitioners to use as a daily reference. It also provides a usable platform for teaching physical fitness evaluation in a collegiate setting. It is a necessary update to the previous edition, including the most recent research in this edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781775496
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Pre-Activity Screening

Chapter 3: Resting and Exercise Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Chapter 4: Body Composition

Chapter 5: Muscular Fitness: Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility

Chapter 6: Postural Analysis and Body Alignment Assessments

Chapter 7: Cardiorespiratory Fitness Management

Chapter 8: Laboratory Submaximal Exercise Testing

Chapter 9: Maximal Exercise Testing

Chapter 10: Interpretation of Assessment Results: Case Studies

Appendix A: Conversions

Appendix B: Risk Stratification Cases

Appendix C: Forms

Index

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