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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription



HARDBACK by Gibson, Ann L.; Wagner, Dale R.; Heyward, Vivian H.


560 pages
27 SEP 2018


Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition With Online Video, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and customized exercise prescription. The text synthesizes research and practice with concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to clearly convey how assessments from physical fitness testing inform the design of individualized exercise programs. The eighth edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription reflects the latest exercise testing and prescription guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as well as physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government and American Heart Association. It also takes into account recent ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements to consider before beginning exercise programs. Additional updates to the eighth edition include the following: Significant expansion of the online video clips, which now demonstrate nearly 75 fitness tests, including functional movement assessment and push-up and pull-up testing New protocols and assessments for each of the five fitness components, from self-paced treadmill protocols for cardiorespiratory fitness to the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) for assessment of balance Updated blood pressure standards for hypertension Expanded information on the use of technology to monitor physical activity, including wearable activity trackers and mobile apps Updated information on the use of workspace design to promote physical activity and exercise Extensive updates to the supporting research for the assessment and testing protocols Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, is structured around five physical fitness components: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power), body composition, flexibility, and balance. The text begins with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, including a discussion of preliminary health screening and risk classification. It then leads into field and laboratory assessment and testing protocols, followed by prescription guidelines for designing exercise programs to improve each fitness component. Readers will find the latest information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, as well as muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults. Each chapter begins with key questions to help readers focus on essential information. Sidebars lend practical insight to the content. Key points, review questions, and key terms reinforce concepts and summarize chapter content for better retention. An instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package plus image bank provide tools for instructors to use for lecture preparation, creative content delivery, and class assessment. The online video clips, newly revised for the eighth edition, further aid student comprehension of the material and provide instructors an additional tool for classroom demonstration. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Eighth Edition, truly bridges the gap between research and practice. Its unique scope, depth of coverage, andd clearly outlined approach make it an invaluable resource for students and exercise science professionals who want to increase their knowledge, skill, and competence in assessing clients' fitness and designing individualized exercise programs.


Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia Tobacco Diabetes Mellitus Obesity and Overweight Metabolic Syndrome Cancer Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders Aging Cognitive Performance Exercise as Medicine Review Material Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification Preliminary Health Evaluation Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram Review Material Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence Physical Fitness Testing Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design Exercise Program Adherence Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity Review Material Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness Definition of Terms Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures Maximal Exercise Test Protocols Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitness Exercise Testing for Children and Older Adults Review Material Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs The Exercise Prescription Aerobic Training Methods and Modes Personalized Exercise Programs Review Material Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness Definition of Terms Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment Muscular Power 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 Review Material Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs Types of Resistance Training Developing Resistance Training Programs Common Questions About Resistance Training Effects of Resistance Training Programs Muscular Soreness Review Material Chapter 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 Review Material Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trends Obesity: Types and Causes Weight Management Principles and Practices Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Steps Designing Weight Loss Programs Designing Weight Gain Programs Designing Programs to Improve Body Composition Review Material Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility Basics of Flexibility Assessment of Flexibility Flexibility Testing of Older Adults Review Material Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care Training Principles Stretching Methods Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs Review Material Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs Definitions and Nature of Balance Factors Affecting Balance and Risk of Falling Assessment of Balance Designing Balance Training Programs Review Material Appendix A. Health and Fitness Appraisal A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (Par-Q+) A.2 Medical History Questionnaire A.3 Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of Disease A.4 Electronic Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (ePARmed-X+) A.5 Lifestyle Evaluation A.6 Fantastic Lifestyle Checklist A.7 Informed Consent A.8 Websites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes Appendix B. Cardiorespiratory Assessments B.1 Summary of Graded Exercise Test and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocols B.2 Rockport Fitness Charts B.3 Step Test Protocols B.4 OMNI Rating of Perceived Exertion Scales B.5 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5 Appendix C. Muscular Fitness Exercise and Norms C.1 Standardized Testing Protocols for Digital Handheld Dynamometry C.2 1-RM Squat and Bench Press Norms for Adults C.3 Isometric Exercises C.4 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises Appendix D. Body Composition Assessments D.1 Prediction Equations for Residual Volume D.2 Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurements D.3 Skinfold Sites for Jackson's Generalized Skinfold Equations D.4 Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurements D.5 Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurements D.6 Ashwell Body Shape Chart Appendix E. Energy Intake and Expenditure E.1 Food Record and RDA Profile E.2 Physical Activity Log E.3 Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activities Appendix F. Flexibility and Low Back Care Exercises F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises F.2 Exercise Dos and Don'ts F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care