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ACSM's health-related physical fitness assessment manual

Author: Gregory Byron Dwyer; Shala E Davis; American College of Sports Medicine.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"Now in a Second Edition, this indispensable tool for health and fitness and sports medicine professionals serves as a practical guide for assessing individuals' physical fitness levels effectively and efficiently." "Published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), it serves as the field's authoritative reference for theory and practice. Straightforward, how-to writing style and organization guide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guideline
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Byron Dwyer; Shala E Davis; American College of Sports Medicine.
ISBN: 9780781775496 0781775493
OCLC Number: 76481413
Notes: Companion v. to: ACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription / American College of Sports Medicine. 7th ed. c2006.
Description: xiii, 191 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Defining physical fitness --
Health -related physical fitness --
Components of health-related physical fitness --
Total physical fitness --
Test for components of health-related physical fitness --
Importance of health-related physical fitness --
Measuring health-related physical fitness --
Health-related physical fitness, exercise, and physical activity --
Testing and measurement primer --
Test choice considerations --
Pretest instructions, environment, and order --
Testing session organization : resting versus exercise testing --
Test score interpretation : criterion-referenced standards versus normative data. 2. Pre-activity screening --
Pre-activity screening guidelines --
Medical history/health habits questionnaire --
Physical activity readiness questionnaire --
Medical/health examination --
Risk stratification --
ACSM guidelines : risk stratification strata --
ACSM coronary artery disease risk factor thresholds used with risk stratification --
ACSM major signs or symptoms suggestive of cardiopulmonary disease --
ACSM recommendations for a medical examination and exercise test based on risk stratification --
Informed consent --
Subject interview/orientation for quiet tests --
Explanation of procedures --
Subject interview/orientation for exercise tests --
Explanation of procedures --
Explanation of other fitness tests. 3. Resting and exercise blood pressure and heart rate --
Defining blood pressure --
Defining heart rate --
Cardiovascular hemodynamics --
Measurement of blood pressure --
Theory of auscultation --
Korotkoff sounds --
Instruments used for blood pressure measurement --
Calibration of an aneroid sphygmomanometer --
Procedures for resting blood pressure measurement --
Augmentation of sounds of Korotkoff --
Norms for resting blood pressure --
Exercise blood pressure measurement --
Some specific suggestions for measuring exercise blood pressure --
Norms for exercise blood pressure --
Blood pressure calculations --
Measurement of heart rate --
Palpation of pulse --
Norms for resting heart rate --
Measurement of exercise heart rate --
Rate pressure product or double product --
Summary --
Laboratory exercises --
Suggested readings --
4. Body composition --
Defining body composition --
Health implications of obesity --
Anthropometry-body composition --
Procedures for height and weight --
Body Mass Index (BMI) --
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) --
Circumferences (girths) --
Skinfold determination --
Bioelectrical impedance analysis --
Hydrostatic weighing --
Summary of body composition methodology --
Calculation of ideal or desired body weight --
Simple weight management : application of calorie determination --
Laboratory exercises --
Suggested readings --
5 Muscular fitness : muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility --
Defining muscular strength --
Defining muscular endurance --
Common assessments for muscular strength --
handgrip test --
1-repetition maximum (RM) bench press test --
Isokinetic testing --
Common assessments for muscular endurance --
Partial curl-up and push-up tests --
YMCA bench press test --
Defining flexibility --
Sit and reach test (trunk flexion) --
YMCA sit and reach test --
Recommended equipment for additional tests --
Laboratory exercises --
Suggested readings --
6. Postnural analysis and body alignment assessments --
Center of gravity, base of support and line of gravity --
Static and dynamic posture --
Equipment needs for posture assessment --
The posture screening and assessment process --
Analysis of posture : anterior/posterior --
Analysis of posture : lateral --
Goniometry and joint range of motion assessments --
Range of motion --
The goniometer --
7. Cardiorespiratory fitness measurement : step tests and field tests to predict cardiorespiratory fitness --
The continuum of measurement of CRF --
Importance of measurement of CRF --
Pre-test considerations --
Step tests --
Queens College step test procedures --
Field tests for prediction of aerobic capacity --
Walk/run performance tests --
Standards for maximum oxygen uptake : V̇O₂max. 8. Laboratory submaximal exercise testing : YMCA cycle ergometer test, Åstrand cycle ergometer test, and the Bruce submaximal treadmill test --
Defining submaximal testing --
Submaximal cycle ergometry calculations --
Cycle ergometer --
Advantages of cycle ergometry in exercise testing --
Disadvantages of cycle ergometry in exercise testing --
Submaximal prediction of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) --
Assumptions --
Sources of error in submaximal prediction --
Submaximal exercise testing - Test termination criteria --
Cycle calibration --
General procedures for laboratory submaximal exercise testing --
YMCA submaximal cycle ergometer test procedures --
Multistage protocol --
YMCA submaximal cycle ergometer protocol --
Prediction of CRF or maximal aerobic capacity (V̇O₂max) from YMCA results --
Åstrand results --
Bruce submaximal treadmill exercise test procedures. 9. Maximal exercise testing --
1. What is the purpose of maximal GXT? --
2. Who should have a maximal GXT (and current medical examination) before starting a moderate (or vigorous) exercise program? --
3. Should a physician be present to 'supervise' the maximal GXT? --
4. What are the personnel needs for conducting the maximal GXT? --
5. Which protocol(s) and procedures should be used with a maximal GXT? --
Protocols --
Bruce treadmill protocol --
Balke-Ware treadmill protocol --
Ramp protocols --
Individualized protocols --
General procedures --
6. What are the maximal GXT contraindications and test termination criteria? --
7. Prediction of maximal aerobic capacity (V̇O₂max) from Bruce protocol performance? --
V̇O₂max from total test time (TT) --
Prediction equation using total test time cubed (TT³) --
MET cost estimates of each minute. 10. Interpretation of assessment results : case studies --
Case 1 : Jane Slimmer --
Medical history (Health history questionnaire) --
Health behavior habits (Health history questionnaire--
Pre-activity screening (ACSM risk stratification table) --
Body composition data (anthropometry data form) --
Muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility data form --
Cardiorespiratory fitness data --
Questions --
Case 2 : John Quick --
Health-related physical fitness forms --
Calculating test results --
Risk stratification cases.
Other Titles: Health-related physical fitness assessment manual
Responsibility: [editors, Gregory B. Dwyer and Shala E. Davis].
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