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Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes / Edition 1
     

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes / Edition 1

by Australian Sports Commission, Christopher John Gore
 

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ISBN-10: 0736003266

ISBN-13: 9780736003261

Pub. Date: 06/12/2000

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

The quality assurance procedures and accreditation used in sport science laboratories in Australia are respected worldwide. Now you can put these protocols to use in your research or training program with this authoritative guide from the Australian Sports Commission. Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes is your best source for standardized test protocols

Overview

The quality assurance procedures and accreditation used in sport science laboratories in Australia are respected worldwide. Now you can put these protocols to use in your research or training program with this authoritative guide from the Australian Sports Commission. Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes is your best source for standardized test protocols for athletes in 17 internationally recognized sports.

Using the protocols in this breakthrough book, researchers in any country can standardize procedures and share data. And athletes and coaches can compare data from different labs for analyzing results and planning training regimens. While learning about controlled test procedures, students of exercise physiology can compare their test scores with those of top-level athletes.

The normative data for these tests have been collected from athletes competing at national and international levels. Thoroughly practical, the book provides principles and examples of test protocols, data analysis, and data interpretation.

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes presents guidelines for pretest preparation of labs and athletes, with five reproducible forms. The book takes readers through discussions of general assessment procedures, including
-blood lactate testing,

-anthropometric testing,

-blood sampling and handling,

-flexibility assessment,

-VO2max assessment, and

-various methods of strength and power testing.
The book also provides sport-specific information in the assessment of athletic performance. All 17 sport-specific chapters include step-by-step protocols particularly suited to testing athletes engaged in that sport. Extensive tables offer normative data for various national and international sports, including
-basketball,

-tennis,

-cycling,

-triathlon,

-soccer,

-rugby, and

-cricket.
In addition, the book's treatment of the difficult area of strength assessment is the most extensive available to date.

In all, Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes provides a complete international review of athlete testing. It's the most comprehensive applied testing manual available for exercise scientists and students of exercise physiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736003261
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
Preface
Introduction

Part I. Laboratory and Athlete Preparation
Chapter 1. Quality Assurance in Exercise Physiology Laboratories
Christopher Gore

-Assessing Quality Assurance

-Australian Certification Model

-Implementing Quality Assurance

-The Laboratory Manual
Chapter 2. Pretest Preparation
Peter Fricker and Kieran Fallon

-Pretest Preparation Checklist

-Medical Examination Form

-Health Questionnaire

-Consent Form

-Explanation of Physiological Assessment Procedures
Part II. General Assessment Procedures
Chapter 3. Estimating Peak Power and Anaerobic Capacity of Athletes
James Finn, Paul Gastin, Robert Withers, Simon Green, and Sarah Woolford

-Preliminary Issues

-Laboratory Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment

-Test Procedures

-Expected Test Scores

-Testing Peak Power and Anaerobic Capacity: Metabolic Processes
Chapter 4. Blood Lactate Thresholds
Pitre Bourdon

-Reasons for Blood Lactate Testing

-Blood Lactate Response to Exercise: Concepts and Controversies

-Practical Applications of the Blood Lactate Response to Exercise Data
-Summary
Chapter 5. Anthropometric Assessment Protocols
Kevin Norton, Michael Marfell-Jones, Nancy Whittingham, Deborah Kerr, Lindsay Carter, Kaylene Saddington, and Christopher Gore

-Preliminary Matters

-Stature

-Body Mass

-Landmarks

-Skinfolds

-Girths

-Limb Breadths (Widths)

-Technical Error of Measurement

-Measurement Tolerance
Chapter 6. Blood Sampling and Handling Techniques
Graeme Maw, Simon Locke, David Cowley, and Patricia Witt

-The Practitioner

-General Safe Practice

-Informed Consent

-Protocols

-Transportation of Blood Samples

-Management of Accidents and Injuries
Chapter 7. Measuring Flexibility for Performance and Injury Prevention
Donna Harvey and Craig Mansfield

-Definitions of Flexibility

-Active and Passive Flexibility Constraints

-Flexibility and Performance

-Flexibility and Injury Prevention

-Flexibility Measures: Musculotendinous Components
Chapter 8. Determining Maximal Oxygen Consumption (V\od\O2max) or Maximal Aerobic Power
Robert Withers, Christopher Gore, Greg Gass, and Allan Hahn

-Theoretical Rationale

-Test Equipment: Ergometers

-Test Systems

-Volumetric and Gas Analysis Equipment

-General Procedures

-Calculations
Chapter 9. Testing Protocols for Team Sport Players
Lindsay Ellis, Paul Gastin, Steve Lawrence, Bernard Savage, Andrea Sheales, Andrea Stapff, Douglas Tumilty, Ann Quinn, Sarah Woolford, and Warren Young

-Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment

-Protocols
Part III. Strength and Power Assessment
Chapter 10. Introduction to Assessing Strength and Power
Peter Abernethy and Greg Wilson

-Definitions, Types, and Purposes of Assessment

-A Process

-Conclusion
Chapter 11. Limitations to Isometric Testing in Athletic Assessment
Greg Wilson

-Relationship to Performance

-Comparison to Other Testing Modalities

-Underlying Mechanisms for Poor Isometric Validity

-Conclusions
Chapter 12. Isokinetic Dynamometry Strength Assessment
Tim Wrigley and Geoffrey Strauss

-The Purposes of Strength Assessment

-Strength-Testing Methods for the Elite Athlete

-Using Isokinetic Dynamometry

-Equipment

-Calibration and Reliability

-Pretest Procedures

-Test Protocols

-Data Collection

-Reporting Results

-An Example of Isokinetic Dynamometry Strength Assessment

-Important Issues for the Future

-Summary
Chapter 13. Protocols for the Assessment of Isoinertial Strength
Peter Logan, Danielle Fornasiero, Peter Abernethy, and Katrina Lynch

-Maximal Isoinertial Strength Assessment

-Isoinertial Speed Strength Assessment

-Traditional Tests for Isoinertial Strength Qualities

-Recent Tests for Isoinertial Strength Qualities

-Reliability of Isoinertial Strength Measures

-Correlation with Athletic Performance

-Description of Protocols in General Use
Part IV. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Players of Specific Sports
Chapter 14. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Basketball Players
Andrea Stapff

-Laboratory and Field Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols

-Test Administration

-Intensive Training Centre Squads

-Data Collection Forms
Chapter 15. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Cricket Players
Pitre Bourdon, Bernard Savage, and Richard Done

-Test Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 16. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Cross-Country Skiers and Biathletes
David T. Martin, Christer Skog, Ian Gillam, Lindsay Ellis, and Kate Cameron

-Laboratory Testing of Cross-Country Skiers and Biathletes

-Laboratory Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 17. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of High-Performance Track, Road, and Mountain Cyclists
Neil Craig, Charlie Walsh, David Martin, Sarah Woolford, Pitre Bourdon, Tom Stanef, Peter Barnes, and Bernard Savage

-Cycle Ergometers

-Laboratory Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 18. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Golfers
Aaron Russell and David Owies

-Laboratory Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 19. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Male and Female Field Hockey Players
Steve Lawrence and Ted Polglaze

-Pretest Protocols and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols

-Data Collection Forms
Chapter 20. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Netball Players
Lindsay Ellis and Paul Smith

-Athlete Preparation and Test Conditions

-Equipment Checklist

-Order of Tests

-Protocols
Chapter 21. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Rowers
Allan Hahn, Pitre Bourdon, and Rebecca Tanner

-Purposes of Testing Rowers

-Laboratory Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 22. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Rugby Union Players
David Jenkins and Peter Reaburn

-Laboratory Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 23. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of High-Performance Runners
Darren Smith, Richard Telford, Esa Petola, and Douglas Tumilty

-Laboratory Environment and Athlete Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 24. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Sailors
Michael Blackburn

-Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Order and Administration of Tests Across Classes

-Protocols
Chapter 25. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Male and Female Soccer Players
Douglas Tumilty

-Test Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 26. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Softball Players
Lindsay Ellis, Paul Smith, David Aitken, Lachlan Penfold, and Bob Crudgington

-Equipment Checklist

-General Administration of Tests

-Protocols
Chapter 27. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Swimmers
David Pyne, Graeme Maw, and Wayne Goldsmith

-Physiological Factors in Swimming Performance

-Testing Environment and Subject Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Administration of Tests

-Protocols
Chapter 28. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of High-Performance Tennis Players
Andrea Buckeridge, Damian Farrow, Paul Gastin, Mark McGrath, Peter Morrow, Ann Quinn, and Warren Young

-Developing a Testing Protocol for Tennis

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 29. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of High-Performance Triathletes
Darren Smith and Rob Pickard

-Triathlon Training Zones

-Laboratory Environment and Athlete Preparation

-Equipment Checklist

-Protocols
Chapter 30. Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Elite Water Polo Players
Douglas Tumilty, Peter Logan, Wayde Clews, and Don Cameron

-Pool Tests

-Laboratory Tests

-Musculoskeletal/Physiotherapy Screening
References
Appendix

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