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The fifth edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription provides a comprehensive and advanced approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. With new information, expanded chapters, and an array of ancillary materials, this text will serve as a unique resource for both students and practitioners. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Fifth Edition, provides a well-balanced approach to the assessment of physical fitness and the design of exercise programs, addressing cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness, body weight and composition, and flexibility. Two chapters are dedicated to each of these fitness components: one on assessment, followed by one on exercise prescription. The text is reflective of updates made in the seventh edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and it is expanded to include new or updated information on the following areas:
*  Maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, including treadmill and cycle ergometer ramp protocols
*  Muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults
*  Field tests and norms for evaluating the cardiorespiratory fitness, functional strength, and flexibility of older adults
*  Guidelines for developing periodized resistance training programs for novice, intermediate, and advanced lifters
*  Physical activity and exercise recommendations for health benefits, weight loss, and weight maintenance Both students and practitioners will benefit from the multidisciplinary approach used in this book. It synthesizes concepts, principles, and theories based on research in exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a direct and clear-cut approach to physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Fifth Edition, includes pedagogical tools such as key questions at the beginning of each chapter, key points, review questions, and key terms. In addition, the text features an array of ancillary tools: an instructor guide, as with the previous edition, and two new tools, including a test package and a presentation package. All three ancillaries are offered online through a convenient product-specific Web site. These ancillaries will greatly aid the teaching process and provide a richer educational experience. To enhance the material, this text is packaged with the supplemental online course, Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment and Prescription. The course works in tandem with the text to bridge the gap between research and practice, providing a comprehensive and advanced approach to physical fitness testing and exercise prescription. The online course component will help readers test and assess cardiorespiratory fitness in normal adults and design exercise programs to match their individual requirements and abilities. Readers will assume the role of a newly hired fitness trainer and will interact with six virtual clients in real-life situations as they move through a series of situations and exercises. A brief quiz will complete each daily session. The substantially updated Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Fifth Edition, is an essential text and reference for students and professionals of exercise science. Additions and revisions to the text make it the most valuable and relevant resource available for practitioners.

Includes exercise-induced muscular hypertrophy, obesity & hypokinetic disease, selecting computer software.

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Editorial Reviews

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Heyward (U. of New Mexico) integrates principles and theories from a number of fields in her presentation of the physical fitness testing and exercise prescription program design. Writing for exercise science students, she limits clinical information in her treatment of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body weight and composition, flexibility, and neuromuscular relaxation. Throughout, information from ACSM's Guidelines for Guidelines for Testing and Prescription (2000) is incorporated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Shows how to select physical fitness tests, conduct physiological assessments, and design individualized exercise prescriptions for healthy clients. Early chapters cover hypokinetic diseases, health screening and risk classification, and principles of assessment. Includes separate chapters on assessment and exercise prescription for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, body composition and weight management, flexibility, and neuromuscular relaxation. Features key concepts and b&w photos and drawings, plus sources for equipment and appendices of forms and test protocols. This third edition incorporates new information on tests, guidelines, and measurements developed since 1991, and contains specific exercises for low back exercise programs. For students in advanced professional courses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Reviewer: Edward M. Heath, PhD (Utah State University College of Education & Human Services)
Description: This is a 4th edition of an undergraduate text (previously published in 1998) covering fitness appraisal and exercise prescription for healthy individuals. The author has incorporated new information in the field, with particular attention to the 6th edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (2000), as well as some new pedagogical features.
Purpose: This is a book designed for a one-semester undergraduate fitness assessment and exercise prescription course.
Audience: The book is predominantly targeted at undergraduate students in exercise science but will also be an excellent resource for those working with healthy individuals in all aspects of the exercise and wellness field. Dr. Heyward has been a leader in this field for more than a decade.
Features: The book begins with a brief description of the impact of physical activity on health and disease followed by a chapter on screening and risk classification. The rest of the text includes information devoted to the assessment of and prescription for the five components of fitness. The information on assessing body composition, which is the primary research focus of the author, is particularly well done. The most appealing feature of the book must be the numerous choices the author has included in the assessment of the different fitness components. The choices that are offered the reader and the forms and norm tables throughout the text and in the appendices will be extremely useful for students and practitioners.
Assessment: The 4th edition of Dr. Heyward's text is an excellent undergraduate text that is a standard in the field. There is not a better undergraduate assessment and prescription text for practical information on the testing and prescribing exercise for apparently healthy individuals.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736057325
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health and Chronic Diseases
Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
Cardiovascular Disease
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Cigarette Smoking
Diabetes Mellitis
Obesity and Overweight
Metabolic Syndrome
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Review Material

Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification
Health Evaluation
Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
Sources for Equipment
Review Material

Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence
Physical Fitness Testing
Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design
Exercise Program Adherence
Certification and Licensure
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 of Children and Older Adults
Sources for Equipment
Review Material

Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
The Exercise Prescription
Aerobic Training Methods and Modes
Personalized Exercise Programs
Review Material

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
Sources for Equipment
Review Material

Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
Types of Resistance Training
Developing the 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
Sources for Equipment
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
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
Sources for Equipment
Review Material

Chapter 11. Designing Flexibility and Low-Back Care Programs
Training Principles
Methods of Stretching
Designing Flexibility Programs: The Exercise Prescription
Designing Low-Back Care Exercise Programs
Review Material

Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal
A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
A.2 Medical History Questionnaire
A.3 Checklist for Signs and Symptoms of Disease
A.4 Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X)
A.5 Lifestyle Evaluation
A.6 Informed Consent
A.7 Sample ECG Tracings
A.8 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5
A.9 Web Sites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes

Appendix B. Cardiorespiratory Assessments
B.1 Summary of GXT and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocols
B.2 Rockport Fitness Charts
B.3 Step Test Protocols

Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercises and Norms
C.1 Average Strength, Endurance, and Power Values for Isokinetic (Omni-Tron) Tests
C.2 Isometric Exercises
C.3 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises

Appendix D. Body Composition Assessments
D.1 Prediction Equations for Residual Volume
D.2 Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurements
D.3 Skinfold Sites for Jackson's Generalized Skinfold Equations
D.4 Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurements
D.5 Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurements

Appendix E. Energy Intake and Expenditure
E.1 Food Record and RDA Profile
E.2 Sample Computerized Analysis of Food Intake
E.3 Physical Activity Log
E.4 Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activities
E.5 Healthy Eating Pyramids

Appendix F. Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises
F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises
F.2 Exercise Dos and Don’ts
F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care

List of Abbreviations
About the Author
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