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ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual By American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual by American College of Sports Medicine

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From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this text provides 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.

ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual Summary

ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual by American College of Sports Medicine

From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this text provides 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 Third Edition includes updated references to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Eighth Edition, more diagrams and pictures highlighting assessment techniques, and new material on physical activity assessments, considerations for medication usage, and common measurement errors. The companion Website includes an Image Collection, a Test Generator, and PowerPoint Slides.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction Defining Health-related Physical Fitness Components of Health-related Physical Fitness The Importance of Measuring Health-related Physical Fitness The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Health The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Function Fundamental Principles of Assessment The Physical Fitness Professional References CHAPTER 2 Pre-Assessment Screening Rationale for Preassessment Screening Informed Consent Objective: Risk Stratification Other Health Issues to Consider Summary Laboratory Activities Risk Stratification Using a Comprehensive Health History Questionnaire Risk Stratification Using the AHA/ACSM Health/Fitness Facility Preparticipation Screening Questionnaire Administering an Informed Consent CHAPTER 3 Risk Factor Assessments Resting Blood Pressure Blood Test Obesity Physical Activity Other Diseases and Conditions Summary Laboratory Activities Resting Blood Pressure Assessment Body Mass Index Assessment International Physical Activity Questionnaire Assessment CHAPTER 4 Body Composition Why Measure Body Composition? What Is the Gold Standard Test? Clinical Measures Tests of Body Volume Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Interpretation Estimation of Goal Body Weight Laboratory Activities Skinfold Estimation of Body Fat Percentage CHAPTER 5 Muscular Fitness Unique Assessment Principles Muscular Fitness Continuum Strength Assessments Endurance Assessments Interpretation Issues Laboratory Activities Assessment of Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Assessment CHAPTER 6 Flexibility Flexibility as a Component of Health-related Physical Fitness Unique Assessment Principles Methods of Measurement Distance Tests for Assessment of Flexibility Range of Motion Defined Goniometers-Tools to Measure Range of Motion Range-of-motion Assessment Overview Interpretation Laboratory Activities Range-of-motion Assessments Distance Tests for Flexibility Assessment CHAPTER 7 Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Estimation from Field and Submaximal Exercise Tests Why Measure Cardiorespiratory Fitness? What Is the Gold Standard Test? Pretest Standardizations for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessments Field Tests for Prediction of Aerobic Capacity Submaximal Exercise Tests Interpretation Summary Laboratory Activities Field Test Assessments of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Submaximal Exercise Test Assessments of Cardiorespiratory Fitness CHAPTER 8 Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Maximal Exercise Testing Risks Monitoring Personnel Selecting the Mode for Testing Protocols Test Procedures Measured and Estimated V.O2max Interpretation Summary Laboratory Activities Maximal Exercise Tests Appendix A Conversions Appendix B Forms Index

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9780781797719
0781797713
ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual by American College of Sports Medicine
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
2009-06-01
224
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