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ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual (Book with Access Code)

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Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this authoritative manual teaches health fitness professionals and students how to appropriately conduct fitness assessment testing.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Defining Health-related Physical Fitnessp. 2
Components of Health-related Physical Fitnessp. 3
The Importance of Measuring Health-related Physical Fitnessp. 4
The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Healthp. 4
The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Functionp. 6
Fundamental Principles of Assessmentp. 6
A Specific Assessment Objectivep. 7
The Gold Standard (i.e., True Measure)p. 7
Equipment Calibrationp. 8
Standardizationp. 8
Interpretation Issuesp. 9
The Physical Fitness Professionalp. 9
Academic Trainingp. 9
Credentialsp. 9
Referencesp. 10
Preassessment Screeningp. 11
Rationale for Preassessment Screeningp. 12
Informed Consentp. 12
The Process of the Informed Consentp. 14
Explanation of Proceduresp. 15
Screening Proceduresp. 16
Objective: Risk Stratificationp. 16
Health History Questionnairep. 17
Other Health Issues to Considerp. 26
Understanding Medication Usagep. 26
Summaryp. 26
Laboratory Activitiesp. 27
Risk Stratification Using a Comprehensive Health History Questionnairep. 27
Risk Stratification Using the AHA/ACSM Health/Fitness Facility Preparticipation Screening Questionnairep. 27
Preparticipation Screening Questionnairep. 27
Administering an Informed Consentp. 27
Case Studyp. 28
Referencesp. 28
Risk Factor Assessmentsp. 29
Resting Blood Pressurep. 30
Measurementp. 30
Interpretationp. 34
Blood Testsp. 35
Blood Sampling Methodsp. 36
Standard Precautionsp. 37
Interpretationp. 37
Obesityp. 37
Measurement of Height and Weightp. 38
Measurement of Waist Circumferencep. 41
Interpretationp. 43
Physical Activityp. 44
Subjective Assessmentp. 44
Objective Assessmentp. 44
Interpretationp. 47
Other Diseases and Conditionsp. 48
Pulmonary Diseasep. 48
Osteoporosisp. 48
Summaryp. 51
Laboratory Activitiesp. 52
Resting Blood Pressure Assessmentp. 52
Body Mass Index Assessmentp. 52
International Physical Activity Questionnaire Assessmentp. 53
Case Studyp. 53
Referencesp. 53
Body Compositionp. 55
Why Measure Body Composition?p. 56
Health Implicationsp. 56
Functional Implicationsp. 56
What Is the Gold Standard Test?p. 56
Clinical Measuresp. 57
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomographyp. 57
Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometryp. 57
Tests of Body Volumep. 58
Underwater (Hydrostatic) Weighingp. 59
Plethysmographyp. 61
Anthropometryp. 62
Skinfold Measurementsp. 62
Circumferences Measurementsp. 67
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysisp. 67
Interpretationp. 71
Estimation of Goal Body Weightp. 72
Summaryp. 72
Laboratory Activitiesp. 73
Skinfold Estimation of Body Fat Percentagep. 73
Case Studyp. 74
Referencesp. 74
Muscular Fitnessp. 75
Unique Assessment Principlesp. 76
Types of Contractionsp. 76
Familiarizationp. 76
Method of Loadingp. 76
Proper Positioningp. 78
Specificityp. 78
Muscular Fitness Continuump. 78
Strength Assessmentsp. 78
Staticp. 79
Dynamicp. 79
Endurance Assessmentsp. 82
Dynamicp. 82
Staticp. 87
Interpretation Issuesp. 88
Summaryp. 89
Laboratory Activitiesp. 90
Assessment of Muscular Strengthp. 90
Muscular Endurance Assessmentp. 90
Case Studyp. 91
Referencesp. 91
Flexibilityp. 92
Flexibility as a Component of Health-related Physical Fitnessp. 93
Unique Assessment Principlesp. 93
Specificityp. 93
Warm-upp. 93
Methods of Measurementp. 93
Distance Tests for Assessment of Flexibilityp. 94
Sit-and-reach Testp. 94
Assessment of Lumbar Flexionp. 95
Assessment of Lumbar Extensionp. 95
Range of Motion Definedp. 96
Goniometers-Tools to Measure Range of Motionp. 98
Range-of-motion Assessment Overviewp. 99
Specific Range-of-motion Testsp. 100
Interpretationp. 106
Summaryp. 107
Laboratory Activitiesp. 108
Range-of-motion Assessmentsp. 108
Distance Tests for Flexibility Assessmentp. 109
Case Studyp. 109
Referencesp. 109
Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Estimation from Field and Submaximal Exercise Testsp. 110
Why Measure Cardiorespiratory Fitness?p. 111
Health Implicationsp. 111
Functional Implicationsp. 111
What Is the Gold Standard Test?p. 111
Deciding on Which Method to Usep. 112
Pretest Standardizations for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessmentsp. 112
Field Tests for Prediction of Aerobic Capacityp. 112
Step Testsp. 113
Fixed Distance Testsp. 114
Fixed Time Testsp. 114
Submaximal Exercise Testsp. 115
Predicting Maximal Heart Ratep. 116
Test Termination Criteriap. 116
Monitoringp. 116
Exercise Modesp. 118
YMCA Submaximal Cycle Testp. 121
Åstrand Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Testp. 127
Treadmillp. 130
Interpretationp. 132
Sources of Error in Submaximal Predictionp. 133
Summaryp. 135
Laboratory Activitiesp. 136
Field Test Assessments of Cardiorespiratory Fitnessp. 136
Submaximal Exercise Test Assessments of Cardiorespiratory Fitnessp. 136
Case Studyp. 136
Referencesp. 137
Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Maximal Exercise Testingp. 138
Risksp. 139
Contraindicationsp. 139
Monitoringp. 139
Personnelp. 139
Selecting the Mode for Testingp. 144
Protocolsp. 145
Bruce Protocolp. 145
Balke-Ware Protocolp. 147
Ball State University/Bruce Ramp Protocolp. 147
Running Protocolp. 148
Cycle Protocolsp. 149
Test Proceduresp. 150
Supervisorp. 150
Test Monitoring Rolesp. 151
Measured and Estimated VO2 maxp. 151
Estimating VO2 max from Exercise Test Timep. 151
Estimating VO2 max from Peak Workloadp. 152
Interpretationp. 152
Summaryp. 153
Laboratory Activitiesp. 154
Maximal Exercise Testsp. 154
Case Studyp. 154
Referencesp. 155
Conversionsp. 156
Formsp. 158
Indexp. 165
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