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Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription

Author: Vivian H Heyward
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed
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This new edition provides exercise scientists with the knowledge and skills needed to assess the physical fitness status of apparently healthy individuals rather than individuals who have suspected or documented cardiovascular disease.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian H Heyward
ISBN: 0736057323 9780736057325
OCLC Number: 66527051
Description: xiii, 425 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Physical activity, health and chronic diseases --
Physical activity, health, and disease --
Cardiovascular disease --
Hypertension --
Hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia --
Cigarette smoking --
Diabetes mellitus --
Obesity and overweight --
Metabolic syndrome --
Musculoskeletal diseases and disorders --
ch. 2. Preliminary health screening and risk classification --
Preliminary health evaluation --
Testing procedures for blood pressure, heart rate, and electrocardiogram --
Sources for equipment --
Review material --
ch. 3. Principles of assessment, prescription, and exercise program adherence --
Physical fitness testing --
Basic principles for exercise program design --
Exercise program adherence --
Certification and licensure --
Review material --
ch. 4. Assessing cardiorespiratory fitness --
Definition of terms --
Graded exercise testing --
Maximal exercise test protocols --
Submaximal exercise test protocols --
Field tests for assessing aerobic fitness --
Exercise testing of children and older adults. ch. 5. Designing cardiorespiratory exercise programs --
The exercise prescription --
Aerobic training methods and modes --
Personalized exercise programs --
Review material --
ch. 6. Assessing muscular fitness --
Definition of terms --
Strength and muscular endurance assessment --
Sources of measurement error in muscular fitness testing --
Additional considerations for muscular fitness testing --
Muscular fitness testing of older adults --
Muscular fitness testing of children --
Sources for equipment --
Review material --
ch. 7. Designing resistance training programs --
Types of resistance training --
Developing the resistance training programs --
Effects of resistance training programs --
Muscular soreness --
Review material --
ch. 8. Assessing body composition --
Classification and uses of body composition measures --
Body composition models --
Reference methods for assessing body composition --
Field methods for assessing body composition. ch. 9. Designing weight management and body composition programs --
Obesity, overweight, and underweight --
Obesity --
Weight management principles and practices --
Designing weight management programs --
Designing weight-loss programs --
Quick weight-loss diets and precautions --
Designing weight-gain programs --
Designing programs to improve body composition --
Review material --
ch. 10. Assessing flexibility --
Basics of flexibility --
Assessment of flexibility --
Flexibility testing of older adults --
Sources for equipment --
Review material --
ch. 11. Designing programs for flexibility and low back care --
Training principles --
Stretching methods --
Designing flexibility programs --
Designing low back care exercise programs.
Responsibility: Vivian H. Heyward.
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