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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription / Edition 5

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription / Edition 5

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    ISBN-13: 2900736057324
    Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
    Publication date: 01/28/2006
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 448
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(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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