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.
Adva...show morenced 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.
Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Diseases
Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension 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
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 Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
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 Glossary References Index About the Author
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