Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

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ISBN-13: 9781492563549
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
File size: 699 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ann L. Gibson, PhD, FACSM, is an associate professor and researcher in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise. She developed the ancillary materials for the sixth edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription in addition to coauthoring the seventh edition.

Gibson has presented internationally in the area of obesity research and has published original research in journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association.

Gibson resides in New Mexico, where she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and gardening.

Dale R. Wagner, PhD, EPC, ACSM-CEP, CSCS, is a professor of exercise physiology at Utah State University (USU). His research interests include body composition assessment and exercise physiology at high altitude. He has been an active researcher for 20 years and has authored over 60 peer-reviewed research publications. He is a coauthor of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 2004) with Vivian Heyward.

Wagner is a past president of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM) and of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. He is a research council member of the Wilderness Medical Society and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the International Society for Mountain Medicine, and the International Society for Body Composition Research.

In his spare time, Wagner enjoys mountaineering, cycling (both road and mountain), and international travel.

Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a regents’ professor emerita at the University of New Mexico, where she taught physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription courses for 26 years. In addition to the previous editions of this book, she has authored two editions of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 1996, 2004) as well as numerous articles in research and professional journals dealing with various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Heyward has received many professional awards, including the SWACSM Recognition Award for distinguished professional achievement and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois and the State University of New York at Cortland.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, golfing, and snowshoeing. Heyward resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease

Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview

Cardiovascular Disease


Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia


Diabetes Mellitus

Obesity and Overweight

Metabolic Syndrome


Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders


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 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

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


Text for upper-undergraduate and graduate exercise science students in advanced courses dealing with physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription; resource for health and fitness instructors, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.

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