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Exercise testing and prescription : a health-related approach

A comprehensive exercise testing and prescription text, which provides coverage of fitness assessment concepts, hands-on prescription applications, and a thorough preparation for ACSM certification exams. Exercise testing and prescription are presented within a health-related context that provides research findings on exercise and nutrition.
Print Book, English, ©2011
McGraw-Hill, New York, ©2011
xviii, 652 p. : il. ; 29 cm
9780072552539, 0072552530
Preface PART I. TRENDS AND DEFINITIONS 1. Health and Fitness Trends 2. Physical Fitness De ned PART II. SCREENING AND TESTING 3. Testing Concepts 4. Cardiorespiratory Fitness 5. Body Composition 6. Musculoskeletal Fitness PART III. CONDITIONING FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS 7. The Acute and Chronic Effects of Exercise 8. Exercise Prescription 9. Nutrition and Performance PART IV. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DISEASE 10. Heart Disease 11. Cancer 12. Diabetes 13. Obesity 14. Psychological Health 15. Aging, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis 16. Exercise Risks Appendix A Physical Fitness Test Norms Appendix B Calisthenics for Development of Flexibility and Muscular Strength and Endurance Appendix C Major Bones, Muscles, and Arteries of the Human Body Appendix D Compendium of Physical Activities Glossary of Terms Index