Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription-6th Edition / Edition 6

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription-6th Edition / Edition 6

by Vivian Heyward
     
 

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Sixth Edition, bridges the gap between research and practice for fitness professionals. Its unique scope, depth of coverage, and clearly outlined approach make it a valuable learning tool for students and exercise science professionals to increase their knowledge, skill, and

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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Sixth Edition, bridges the gap between research and practice for fitness professionals. Its unique scope, depth of coverage, and clearly outlined approach make it a valuable learning tool for students and exercise science professionals to increase their knowledge, skill, and professional competence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736086592
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,273,894
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease

Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview

Cardiovascular Disease

Hypertension

Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia

Tobacco

Diabetes Mellitus

Obesity and Overweight

Metabolic Syndrome

Cancer

Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders

Aging

Review Material

Chapter 2 Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification

Preliminary Health Evaluation

Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram

Review Material

Chapter 3 Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence

Physical Fitness Testing

Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design

Exercise Program Adherence

Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity

Exercise Science as a Profession

Review Material

Chapter 4 Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Definition of Terms

Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures

Maximal Exercise Test Protocols

Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols

Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitness

Exercise Testing for Children and Older Adults

Review Material

Chapter 5 Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs

The Exercise Prescription

Aerobic Training Methods and Modes

Personalized Exercise Programs

Review Materials

Chapter 6 Assessing Muscular Fitness

Definition of Terms

Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment

Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testing

Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing

Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults

Muscular Fitness Testing of Children

Review Material

Chapter 7 Designing Resistance Training Programs

Types of Resistance Training

Developing Resistance Training Programs

Common Questions About Resistance Training

Effects of Resistance Training Programs

Muscular Soreness

Review Material

Chapter 8 Assessing Body Composition

Classification and Uses of Body Composition Measures

Body Composition Models

Reference Methods for Assessing Body Composition

Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition

Review Material

Chapter 9 Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs

Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trends

Obesity: Types and Causes

Weight Management Principles and Practices

Well-Balanced Nutrition

Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Steps

Designing Weight Loss Programs

Designing Weight Gain Programs

Designing Programs to Improve Body Composition

Review Material

Chapter 10 Assessing Flexibility

Basics of Flexibility

Assessment of Flexibility

Flexibility Testing of Older Adults

Review Material

Chapter 11 Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care

Training Principles

Stretching Methods

Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription

Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs

Review Material

Chapter 12 Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs

Definitions and Nature of Balance

Factors Affecting Balance and Risk of Falling

Assessment of Balance

Designing Balance Training Programs

Review Material

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