Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 8th Edition PDF
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition With Online Video, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. The text bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualized exercise programs. The accompanying online videos enhance the learning experience and teach the techniques necessary for conducting fitness testing and program design. More than 40 clips featuring common exercise assessments will help users learn essentials of fitness testing, such as calibration of blood pressure cuffs, functional movement assessment, and push-up and pull-up testing.
Unlike introductory texts, which typically focus on field testing for evaluating physical fitness, this text includes both field and laboratory assessment techniques. Readers will find the latest information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults, and field tests and norms for evaluating cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance.
The seventh edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription reflects current guidelines and recommendations, including new physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government, American Heart Association, and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as the latest ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements before beginning exercise programs. Additional updates to the seventh edition include the following:
• New research substantiating the link between physical activity and disease risk
• Expanded information on prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and overweight and obesity, including updated statistics on the global prevalence of obesity
• New dietary guidelines for Americans, including information on MyPlate
• Inclusion of SCORE system to estimate 10-year risk of fatal cardiac event due to atherosclerosis
• Expanded information on the use of technology to monitor physical activity
• Updated information on the use of exergaming and social networking to promote physical activity and exercise
• Additional OMNI pictorial scales for ratings of perceived exertion during exercise
• Latest ACSM FITT-VP principle for designing aerobic exercise programs
• Whole-body vibration as an adjunct to resistance training and flexibility training
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition, is organized around physical fitness components, providing information on assessment followed by guidelines for designing exercise programs to improve each fitness component. The text begins with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, followed by discussion of preliminary health screening and risk classification, including the principles of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise program design. The remainder of the text provides in-depth coverage of assessment and exercise prescription for each of five physical fitness components: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power), body composition, flexibility, and balance.
In each chapter, key questions help readers focus on essential information. Key points, review questions, and key terms reinforce concepts and summarize chapter content. An instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package plus image bank provide tools for lecture preparation, creative content delivery, and class assessment. New to the seventh edition are online video clips for both students and instructors to further aid comprehension of the text and provide an additional tool for classroom demonstration.
By integrating the latest research, recommendations, and information into guidelines for application, Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition, bridges the gap between research and practice for fitness professionals. Its unique scope, depth of coverage, and clearly outlined approach make it a valuable 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.
Text for upper-undergraduate and graduate exercise science students in advanced courses dealing with physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription; resource for health and fitness instructors, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease
Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview
Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia
Obesity and Overweight
Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders
Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification
Preliminary Health Evaluation
Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram
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
Exercise Science as a Profession
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
Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs
The Exercise Prescription
Aerobic Training Methods and Modes
Personalized Exercise Programs
Chapter 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
Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs
Types of Resistance Training
Developing Resistance Training Programs
Common Questions About Resistance Training
Effects of Resistance Training Programs
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
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
Chapter 10. Assessing Flexibility
Basics of Flexibility
Assessment of Flexibility
Flexibility Testing of Older Adults
Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care
Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription
Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs
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
“This book is authored by well-respected scholars in the exercise sciences, and their contributions to the content of the book are not to be missed. Equally important, the content is well supported by the latest research from peer-reviewed literature.”
Doody’s Book Review (5 star review)
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AncillariesFree to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/AdvancedFitnessAssessmentAndExercisePrescription.
Instructor guide. Includes sample syllabi, course outlines, a class project, and activity and lab suggestions.
Test package. Contains 268 true-or-false, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions.
Chapter quizzes. Offers a 15-question quiz for each chapter that helps instructors assess students’ comprehension of the most important concepts in the chapter. Chapter quizzes can be imported into learning management systems or used in RTF format by instructors who prefer to offer a written quiz.
Presentation package plus image bank. Features more than 350 PowerPoint text slides that instructors can use for class discussion and demonstration. The slides in the presentation package can be used within PowerPoint or can be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.
The companion image bank includes most of the figures, photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used to develop a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.
The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-6285-6
Online video. Includes 73 video clips demonstrating exercise assessments, procedures, and common errors and offering tips on interacting with clients. Student have access to the video, which is cross-referenced to relevant content in the text, while instructors can use the video in the classroom to help students visualize the techniques as they are being discussed.
The online video is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-6283-2