Perceived Exertion for Practitioners: Rating Effort With the OMNI Picture System

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With Perceived Exertion for Practitioners: Rating Effort With the OMNI Picture System, you'll have the most up-to-date, innovative way to rate clients' physical exertion in your professional practices. You'll be able to expand your knowledge of perceived exertion as used today by health and fitness specialists and clinical therapeutic practitioners, and you'll learn how to apply the newly developed OMNI Picture System of perceived exertion.

Author and highly acclaimed researcher Robert Robertson developed the OMNI Picture System, which uses picture scales to enable exercisers to rate their exertion visually. In this text, Dr. Robertson presents real-life scenarios involving perceptually based exercise assessments and programming using the OMNI Scaling System. The scenarios focus on people with various training and conditioning needs, from improving personal health to developing recreational and competitive fitness. By rating their effort based on pictures of other exercisers, your clients will be able to accurately set and regulate their conditioning intensity using a target rating of perceived exertion (RPE) zone.

Special features of Perceived Exertion for Practitioners include the following:
-11 OMNI picture scales, which apply to all types of exercise and are reproducible for use as handouts, in fitness facilities, and in classrooms

-Sample instructions on what to say to clients in various situations

-Both clinical and field-based perceptual tests for use in aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance exercise assessments

-Case studies that describe the clients' characteristics, identify the exercise need, and present an action plan to meet that need using RPE as the training zone

-Actual programs for aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training that employ OMNI Scale RPE zones to guide intensity
Perceived Exertion for Practitioners gives you a broader understanding of perceived exertion, and you'll be able to apply what's in the text by using the 11 picture scales included. The text is a must-have for anyone looking for a better way to use ratings of perceived exertion to develop training programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736048378
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/22/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Robertson, PhD, is professor of exercise physiology at the University of Pittsburgh and codirector of the Center for Exercise and Health-Fitness Research. He is responsible for the development, validation, and application of the OMNI Picture System of perceived exertion assessment. Since earning his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973, Dr. Robertson has had extensive teaching, research, and writing experience in the field of perceived exertion. The results of his research have been published in refereed journals and presented at national and international conferences.

Dr. Robertson is coauthor of Perceived Exertion (Human Kinetics 1996) and associate editor for the psychobiology section of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. He is a program director and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Perceived Exertion

-Perceived Exertion Knowledge Base

-Effort Continua

-Range Model: Cornerstone of Perceived Exertion Measurement

-Exertional Mediators and Symptoms: An Explanation

-Perceived Exertion Terms and Definitions

Chapter 2. The OMNI Picture System of Perceived Exertion

-The Why and How of the OMNI Scale

-OMNI Scale Reliability

-OMNI Scale Validity

-Instructions and Procedures for Using the OMNI Scale

-Rating Skill

-Limbs and Chest Ratings of Perceived Exertion

-Unique Features and Advantages of the OMNI Picture System

Chapter 3. Traditional Methods for Rating Perceived Exertion

-How to Select a Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale

-How to Use a Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale

-Scale Anchors

-Scale Anchoring Procedures

-Scaling Skills: Learning and Practice

-Identification of Scaling Difficulties

-Solutions for the Health-Fitness Client

-Solutions for the Research Subject

-Is There a Dominant Rating of Perceived Exertion?

Chapter 4. Tests of Health-Fitness and Sport Performance Using Rating of Perceived Exertion

-Rating of Perceived Exertion As a Test Guide

-Assessing Aerobic Fitness

-Workpeak Test of Anaerobic Power

-Special Testing Considerations

Chapter 5. Exercise Programs Using a Target Rating of Perceived Exertion

-Estimation-Production Prescription Procedure

-Target Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones for Cross-Training

-Walking and Running Exchanges

-Intermittent Exercise Using Sliding Target Ratings of Perceived Exertion

-Target Ratings of Perceived Exertion: Overall Versus Active Muscle

-Target Heart Rate Helper

-Problems and Solutions

Chapter 6. OMNI Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones for Health-Fitness and Weight Loss

-Health-Fitness Goals in the Club and Clinic

-What Is a Rating of Perceived Exertion Training Zone?

-Using Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones for Fitness and Weight Loss

Chapter 7. Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones for Special Clients and Conditions

-Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones for Women, Older Clients, and Children

-Environmental Influences on Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones

-Occupational Applications of Ratings of Perceived Exertion

Chapter 8. Rating of Perceived Exertion Training Zones for Competition

-Overload Training Principle

-Quantity and Quality Overload Training

-Core Rating of Perceived Exertion Training Zones

-Rating of Perceived Exertion Training Zones for Resistance Exercise

-Rating of Perceived Exertion Indices of Overtraining Syndrome

-Tracking Training Progress

Chapter 9. Exercise Testing and Training for the Rehabilitation
-Patient Using Ratings of Perceived Exertion

-Exercise Therapy for the Cardiac Patient

-Effect of Cardiac Medications

-Rating of Perceived Exertion Therapeutic Zones for Group Exercise

-Rating of Perceived Exertion and Cardiac Transplant Patients

-Rating Scales for Pulmonary Disease and Pain

-Rating of Perceived Exertion Severity Index for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

-Rating of Perceived Exertion Zones for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

-Category Scales for Exertional and Clinical Pain

-Neuromuscular Pain

-Summary of Rating of Perceived Exertion Clinical Applications

Appendix A: Category Rating Scales
Appendix B: Rating Scale Instructions

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