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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

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  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
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Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Textbook gives practical tips for developing skills and includes the latest information from the sixth edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription. Charts and tables, handouts, and pedagogical aids are included. Previous edition: c1998.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Diseasep. 1
Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overviewp. 1
Cardiovascular Diseasep. 5
Hypertensionp. 6
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemiap. 7
Cigarette Smokingp. 9
Diabetes Mellitusp. 9
Obesity and Overweightp. 10
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disordersp. 10
Review Material and Referencesp. 11
Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classificationp. 15
Preliminary Health Evaluationp. 15
Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogramp. 23
Sources for Equipmentp. 30
Review Material and Referencesp. 31
Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherencep. 33
Physical Fitness Testingp. 34
Basic Principles for Exercise Program Designp. 40
Exercise Program Adherencep. 43
Certification and Licensurep. 44
Review Material and Referencesp. 45
Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitnessp. 49
Definition of Termsp. 49
Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Proceduresp. 50
Maximal Exercise Test Protocolsp. 54
Submaximal Exercise Test Protocolsp. 66
Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitnessp. 76
Exercise Testing for Children and Older Adultsp. 78
Sources for Equipmentp. 80
Review Material and Referencesp. 81
Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programsp. 87
The Exercise Prescriptionp. 87
Aerobic Training Methods and Modesp. 98
Personalized Exercise Programsp. 101
Review Material and Referencesp. 108
Assessing Strength and Muscular Endurancep. 113
Definition of Termsp. 113
Strength and Muscular Endurance Testingp. 115
Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testingp. 127
Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testingp. 127
Sources for Equipmentp. 130
Review Material and Referencesp. 131
Designing Resistance Training Programsp. 135
Types of Resistance Trainingp. 135
Developing Resistance Training Programsp. 142
Effects of Resistance Training Programsp. 148
Muscular Sorenessp. 151
Common Misconceptions and Questions About Resistance Trainingp. 153
Review Material and Referencesp. 155
Assessing Body Compositionp. 161
Classification and Uses of Body Composition Measuresp. 161
Body Composition Modelsp. 162
Laboratory Methods for Assessing Body Compositionp. 163
Field Methods for Assessing Body Compositionp. 169
Sources for Equipmentp. 186
Review Material and Referencesp. 189
Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programsp. 197
Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trendsp. 197
Obesity: Types and Causesp. 198
Weight Management Principles and Practicesp. 200
Well-Balanced Nutritionp. 202
Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Stepsp. 206
Designing Weight Loss Programsp. 210
Designing Weight Gain Programsp. 218
Designing Programs to Improve Body Compositionp. 219
Review Material and Referencesp. 220
Assessing Flexibility and Designing Stretching Programsp. 227
Basics of Flexibilityp. 227
Assessment of Flexibilityp. 229
Designing Flexibility Programsp. 241
Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programsp. 245
Sources for Equipmentp. 246
Review Material and Referencesp. 246
Assessing and Managing Stressp. 251
Physiological Response to Stressp. 251
Stress and Diseasep. 252
Assessment of Stress and Neuromuscular Tensionp. 252
Exercise and Stressp. 253
Relaxation Techniquesp. 254
Review Material and Referencesp. 255
Health and Fitness Appraisalp. 259
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)p. 260
Medical History Questionnairep. 262
Checklist for Signs and Symptoms of Diseasep. 264
Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X)p. 266
Lifestyle Evaluation and Fantastic Lifestyle Checklistp. 270
Informed Consentp. 274
Sample Electrocardiogram Tracingsp. 276
Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5p. 285
Web Sites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutesp. 288
Cardiorespiratory Assessmentsp. 289
Summary of Graded Exercise Test and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocolsp. 290
Rockport Fitness Chartsp. 292
Step Test Protocolsp. 294
Muscular Fitness Exercises and Normsp. 297
Average Strength, Endurance, and Power Values for Isokinetic (Omni-Tron) Testsp. 298
Basic Static (Isometric) Exercisesp. 300
Dynamic Resistance Training Exercisesp. 303
Body Composition Assessmentsp. 309
Density of Water at Different Temperaturesp. 310
Prediction Equations for Residual Volume (RV)p. 311
Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurementsp. 312
Skinfold Sites for Jackson's Generalized Skinfold Equationsp. 317
Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurementsp. 318
Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurementsp. 319
Energy Intake and Expenditurep. 321
Food Record and RDA Profilep. 322
Sample Computerized Analysis of Food Intakep. 324
Physical Activity Logp. 329
Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activitiesp. 330
Flexibility Exercises, Low Back Care Exercises, and Stress Assessmentp. 335
Selected Flexibility Exercisesp. 336
Exercise Do's and Don'tsp. 341
Exercises for Low Back Carep. 344
Rathbone Manual Tension Testp. 346
List of Abbreviationsp. 347
Glossaryp. 349
Indexp. 359
About the Authorp. 369
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