Summary: This new text from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) contains information necessary to develop skills for assessing an individual's health-related physical fitness. It provides the reader with a practical "how-to-do-it" approach for performing these assessment skills effectively, and an understanding of the theory behind and the importance of each skill or assessment. Reported errors associated with each test are also given, and a step-by-step
instruction of the skills is provided in order for the reader to gain proficiency through practice. Illustrations and tables supplement the text and enhance learning.
Summary: This new text from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) contains information necessary to develop skills for assessing an individual's health-related physical fitness. It provides the reader with a practical "how-to-do-it" approach for performing these assessment skills effectively, and an understanding of the theory behind and the importance of each skill or assessment. Reported errors associated with each test are also given, and a step-by-step instruction of the skills is provided in order for the reader to gain proficiency through practice. Illustrations and tables supplement the text and enhance learning. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Lippincott-Raven Publishers Published: 06/01/2009 International: No
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Table of Contents Preface Credits Acknowledgments Ch. 1 Introduction 1 Ch. 2 Pre-activity screening 13 Ch. 3 Resting and exercise blood pressure and heart rate 27 Ch. 4 Body composition 43 Ch. 5 Muscular fitness : muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility 73 Ch. 6 Cardiorespiratory fitness measurement : step tests and field tests to predict cardiorespiratory fitness 87 Ch. 7 Laboratory submaximal exercise testing : YMCA cycle ergometer test, astrand cycle ergometer test, and the Bruce submaximal treadmill test 95 Ch. 8 Maximal exercise testing 115 Ch. 9 Interpretation of assessment results : case studies 129 App. A: Conversions 147 App. B Risk stratification cases 149 App. C: Forms 161 Index 175
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