Exercise Testing & Prescription / Edition 6

Exercise Testing & Prescription / Edition 6

by David C. Nieman
ISBN-10:
0073044741
ISBN-13:
9780073044743
Pub. Date:
03/31/2006
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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Exercise Testing & Prescription / Edition 6

This comprehensive text provides coverage of fitness assessment concepts, hands-on prescription applications, and a thorough preparation for ACSM certification exams. Exercise testing and prescription are presented within a health-related context that provides the latest research findings on exercise and nutrition, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073044743
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. TRENDS AND DEFINITIONS

1. Health and Fitness Trends

2. Physical Fitness Defined

PART II. SCREENING AND TESTING

3. Testing Concepts

4. Cardiorespiratory Fitness

5. Body Composition

6. Musculoskeletal Fitness

PART III. CONDITIONING FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS

7. The Acute and Chronic Effects of Exercise

8. Exercise Prescription

9. Nutrition and Performance

PART IV. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DISEASE

10. Heart Disease

11. Cancer

12. Diabetes

13. Obesity

14. Psychological Health

15. Aging, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis

16. Exercise Risks

Appendix A Physical Fitness Test Norms

Appendix B Calisthenics for Development of Flexibility and Muscular Strength and Endurance

Appendix C Major Bones, Muscles, and Arteries of the Human Body

Appendix D Compendium of Physical Activities

Glossary

Index

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