Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription / Edition 5

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription / Edition 5

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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription / Edition 5

The fifth edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription provides a comprehensive and advanced approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. With new information, expanded chapters, and an array of ancillary materials, this text will serve as a unique resource for both students and practitioners.

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Fifth Edition, provides a well-balanced approach to the assessment of physical fitness and the design of exercise programs, addressing cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness, body weight and composition, and flexibility. Two chapters are dedicated to each of these fitness components: one on assessment, followed by one on exercise prescription.

The text is reflective of updates made in the seventh edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and it is expanded to include new or updated information on the following areas:
*  Maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, including treadmill and cycle ergometer ramp protocols
*  Muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults
*  Field tests and norms for evaluating the cardiorespiratory fitness, functional strength, and flexibility of older adults
*  Guidelines for developing periodized resistance training programs for novice, intermediate, and advanced lifters
*  Physical activity and exercise recommendations for health benefits, weight loss, and weight maintenance

Both students and practitioners will benefit from the multidisciplinary approach used in this book. It synthesizes concepts, principles, and theories based on research in exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a direct and clear-cut approach to physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Fifth Edition, includes pedagogical tools such as key questions at the beginning of each chapter, key points, review questions, and key terms. In addition, the text features an array of ancillary tools: an instructor guide, as with the previous edition, and two new tools, including a test package and a presentation package. All three ancillaries are offered online through a convenient product-specific Web site. These ancillaries will greatly aid the teaching process and provide a richer educational experience.

To enhance the material, this text is packaged with the supplemental online course, Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment and Prescription. The course works in tandem with the text to bridge the gap between research and practice, providing a comprehensive and advanced approach to physical fitness testing and exercise prescription. The online course component will help readers test and assess cardiorespiratory fitness in normal adults and design exercise programs to match their individual requirements and abilities. Readers will assume the role of a newly hired fitness trainer and will interact with six virtual clients in real-life situations as they move through a series of situations and exercises. A brief quiz will complete each daily session.

The substantially updated Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Fifth Edition, is an essential text and reference for students and professionals of exercise science. Additions and revisions to the text make it the most valuable and relevant resource available for practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736057325
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.30(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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