ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-03-01
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From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this text provides the reader with the information necessary to develop skills for assessing an individual's health-related physical fitness. It provides a practical "how-to-do-it" approach for performing assessment skills effectively, and an understanding of the theory behind and the importance of each skill or assessment. This edition has a new chapter on postural analysis and body alignment assessments, new photographs of key assessments and techniques, and updated references to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Seventh Edition.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Pre-Activity Screeningp. 13
Resting and Exercise Blood Pressure and Heart Ratep. 27
Body Compositionp. 43
Muscular Fitness: Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibilityp. 63
Postural Analysis and Body Alignment Assessmentsp. 77
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Measurement: Step Tests and Field Tests to Predict Cardiorespiratory Fitnessp. 97
Laboratory Submaximal Exercise Testing: YMCA Cycle Ergometer Test, Astrand Cycle Ergometer Test, and the Bruce Submaximal Treadmill Testp. 105
Maximal Exercise Testingp. 125
Interpretation of Assessment Results: Case Studiesp. 139
Conversionsp. 157
Risk Stratification Casesp. 159
Formsp. 171
Indexp. 185
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