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Overview

With a focus on foundational information, the Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition, offers practical application of knowledge and skills associated with standardized health- and fitness-related tests. Progressing through 14 easy-to-follow experiential-based learning labs, readers will gain the skills and techniques required for successful completion of the ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist certification (CHFS).

The improved second edition includes the latest updates consistent with the recent modifications published within the ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Eighth Edition. In this new edition, readers will also find the following features:

•In-depth content regarding functional parameters related to exercise, especially in regard to heart rate and blood pressure

•Additional information on body composition testing focusing on improved knowledge and skills related to assessment of skinfolds and circumferences

•New emphasis on the importance of assessment and how assessment relates to overall program development

•An updated format that flows progressively through testing and prescription

•Enhanced discussion questions within each lab, which incorporate more in-depth analysis of the information being covered

Though most closely matched with ACSM CHFS certification guidelines, Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition, is also useful for individuals preparing for certification within other training organizations or as a resource for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer certification. The progression of labs through the testing and prescription process, easy-to-follow instructions, and forms and worksheets also make this lab manual an excellent experiential component for a course in exercise testing and prescription.

Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition, is organized into three sections covering pretest responsibilities, exercise testing techniques, and exercise prescription. Readers will learn safety procedures and requirements for exercise testing equipment, follow step-by-step instructions for calibration of laboratory instruments, and learn guidelines for medical history evaluation, risk factor evaluation and stratification, and informed consent.

Next, the application of techniques used in assessing the components of health-related fitness is presented. Within the exercise prescription section, readers learn about the calculation of metabolic work, the three phases of exercise prescription, assessment of participants’ goals, and gaining participants’ commitment to the exercise prescription. A final comprehensive lab challenges readers to apply techniques and principles in developing various case studies.

Each lab features the same easy-to-follow format outlining the purpose of the lab, materials required, background information, procedures, discussion questions, and references. Detailed appendixes contain a summary of the effects of common pharmacological agents on cardiorespiratory responses at rest, common metric conversions used in exercise testing and prescription calculations, a list of metabolic and anthropometric formulas, and answers to lab questions. The appendixes also contain all forms and worksheets required for collecting data and completing the lab assignments.

The second edition of the Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual provides focused, step-by-step preparation for those studying for the ACSM CHFS certification. With its reorganized format, up-to-date information, and forms and worksheets, this text is also a valuable best-practices reference for health and fitness specialists certified by the ACSM and other organizations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This excellent study reference contains all the pertinent exercise test guidelines that the ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist exam covers. Each test guideline is clearly written in an easy, step-wise fashion.
Purpose: The objective is to provide allied health/fitness practitioners with accepted and practical standardized exercise test guidelines for the safest and most common evaluation methods for determining and prescribing fitness.
Audience: The well-respected expert authors of this book have written it for an audience composed primarily of health and fitness professionals and students in other allied health fields. Specifically, people who will be engaged in any type of exercise testing, evaluation, and prescription will find this book extremely useful.
Features: The book outlines with brief explanations all pertinent exercise testing and evaluation guidelines that are recognized by the ACSM. It is written so readers may jump from one test to another. Lastly, the tables are extremely useful in helping to evaluate and interpret the results following testing.
Assessment: This is an excellent contribution to the field. The up-to-date references help to solidify it as a highly reliable resource for exercise testing and prescription. It is written for any person interested in exercise testing, but should be a right-hand tool for someone conducting exercise testing on a regular basis.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Erik H. VanIterson, MS, MBio(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This excellent study reference contains all the pertinent exercise test guidelines that the ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist exam covers. Each test guideline is clearly written in an easy, step-wise fashion.
Purpose: The objective is to provide allied health/fitness practitioners with accepted and practical standardized exercise test guidelines for the safest and most common evaluation methods for determining and prescribing fitness.
Audience: The well-respected expert authors of this book have written it for an audience composed primarily of health and fitness professionals and students in other allied health fields. Specifically, people who will be engaged in any type of exercise testing, evaluation, and prescription will find this book extremely useful.
Features: The book outlines with brief explanations all pertinent exercise testing and evaluation guidelines that are recognized by the ACSM. It is written so readers may jump from one test to another. Lastly, the tables are extremely useful in helping to evaluate and interpret the results following testing.
Assessment: This is an excellent contribution to the field. The up-to-date references help to solidify it as a highly reliable resource for exercise testing and prescription. It is written for any person interested in exercise testing, but should be a right-hand tool for someone conducting exercise testing on a regular basis.
From The Critics
Reviewer:This is an excellent contribution to the field. The up-to-date references help to solidify it as a highly reliable resource for exercise testing and prescription. It is written for any person interested in exercise testing, but should be a right-hand tool for someone conducting exercise testing on a regular basis.
Description:
Purpose:This excellent study reference contains all the pertinent exercise test guidelines that the ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist exam covers. Each test guideline is clearly written in an easy, step-wise fashion.
Audience:The objective is to provide allied health/fitness practitioners with accepted and practical standardized exercise test guidelines for the safest and most common evaluation methods for determining and prescribing fitness.
Features:The well-respected expert authors of this book have written it for an audience composed primarily of health and fitness professionals and students in other allied health fields. Specifically, people who will be engaged in any type of exercise testing, evaluation, and prescription will find this book extremely useful.
Assessment:The book outlines with brief explanations all pertinent exercise testing and evaluation guidelines that are recognized by the ACSM. It is written so readers may jump from one test to another. Lastly, the tables are extremely useful in helping to evaluate and interpret the results following testing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736087285
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 645,885
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund O. Acevedo, PhD, is a professor and chair of the department of health and human performance at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Psychological Association. He is an ACSM-certified clinical exercise specialist. His 21-year career in research and teaching has cemented his commitment to standardized fundamentals for exercise testing and prescription.

Dr. Acevedo makes his home in Midlothian, Virginia, with his wife, Tracy, and their two children. In his free time, he enjoys on- and off-road running and biking.

Michael A. Starks, PhD, is an adjunct professor in the college of education at the University of Memphis.

He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a CPR and first aid instructor for the National Safety Council and American Red Cross.

Starks makes his home in Germantown, Tennessee, with his wife, Stacy, and three children. In his free time, he enjoys resistance training, competing in triathlons, and coaching.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Pretest Responsibilities

Lab 1: Orientation to Lab Instruments, Procedures, and Responsibilities

Lab 2: Calibrating Lab Instruments

Lab 3: Risk Factor Evaluation, Medical History, and Informed Consent

Part II: Techniques in Exercise Testing

Lab 4: Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Assessment Techniques

Lab 5: Skinfold and Circumference Assessment Techniques

Lab 6: Assessing Body Fatness

Lab 7: Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols

Lab 8: Evaluating Muscular Strength and Endurance

Lab 9: Evaluating Flexibility

Lab 10: ECG Placement and Monitor Operations

Part III: Exercise Prescription

Lab 11: Metabolic Calculations

Lab 12: Assessing Participant Goals and Gaining Commitment to Physical Activity

Lab 13: Prescriptions for Initial Conditioning, Improvement, and Maintenance

Lab 14: Case Study Reports

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