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Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology 2E W/WSG-Loose-Leaf Edn

Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology 2E W/WSG-Loose-Leaf Edn

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    This is the loose-leaf version of Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, which offers students an affordable printed version of the text.

    Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, provides guided opportunities for students to translate their scientific understanding of exercise physiology into practical applications in a variety of settings. Written by experts G. Gregory Haff and Charles Dumke, the text builds upon the success of the first edition with full-color images and the addition of several new interactive lab activities in the web study guide.

    The revitalized second edition comprises 16 laboratory chapters that offer a total of 49 lab activities. Each laboratory chapter provides a complete lesson, including objectives, definitions of key terms, and background information that sets the stage for learning. Each lab activity supplies step-by-step procedures, providing guidance for those new to lab settings so that they may complete the procedures. New features in this edition include the following:

    • An updated web study guide that contains 10 interactive lab activities to enhance student learning, including video that helps simulate the experience of performing the labs in the real world

    • A completely new laboratory chapter on high-intensity fitness training that includes several popular intermittent fitness tests that students can learn to perform and interpret

    • An appendix that helps estimate the oxygen cost of walking, running, and cycling

    • Full-color printing throughout

    In addition, Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, is thoroughly updated, offering the following:

    • New research and information pertaining to each laboratory topic

    • Current standards and norms

    • Case studies to illuminate laboratory concepts

    • Answers to the case studies to facilitate student learning

    • Question sets to help students better understand laboratory concepts

    • A lab activity finder that makes it easy to locate specific tests

    The web study guide for students provides lab activities with an enhanced learning experience. Through this portal, students and instructors can access electronic versions of individual data sheets, group data sheets, question sets, case studies and their answers, and 10 interactive lab activities. Instructors also receive access to an image bank, which includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the book.

    Organized in a logical progression, the text builds upon the knowledge students acquire as they advance. Furthermore, the text provides multiple lab activities and includes an equipment list at the beginning of each activity, allowing instructors flexibility in choosing the lab activities that will best work in their facility.

    Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, exposes students to a broad expanse of tests that are typically performed in an exercise physiology lab and that can be applied to a variety of professional settings. As such, the text serves as a high-quality resource for basic laboratory testing procedures used in assessing human performance,, health, and wellness.


    Introductory textbook for exercise physiology labs in physical activity, kinesiology, exercise science, and sport science. Supplementary text for measurement and evaluation courses.

    Table of Contents

    Laboratory 1. Primary Data Collection

    Test Variables

    Measurement Terminology

    Metric Conversions

    Background and Environmental Information

    Descriptive Statistics

    Presentation of Results

    Interpretation of Data

    Laboratory Activity 1.1: Basic Data

    Laboratory Activity 1.2: Statistical Procedures

    Laboratory Activity 1.3: Tables and Graphs

    Laboratory 2. Pretest Screening

    Informed Consent

    Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone

    Health History Questionnaire

    Signs and Symptoms of Disease and Medical Clearance

    Coronary Risk Factor Analysis

    Lifestyle Evaluation

    Disease Risk Stratification

    Laboratory Activity 2.1: Basic Screening Procedures

    Laboratory Activity 2.2: Pretest Results

    Laboratory 3. Flexibility Testing

    Direct and Indirect ROM Assessment

    Body Areas

    Laboratory Activity 3.1: Traditional, Wall, V-Sit, and Chair Sit-and-Reach Test Comparisons

    Laboratory Activity 3.2: YMCA, Backsaver, and Goniometer Test Comparisons

    Laboratory Activity 3.3: Canadian, Traditional, and Backsaver Sit-and-Reach Test Comparisons

    Laboratory Activity 3.4: Shoulder Flexibility Test Comparisons

    Laboratory 4. Blood Pressure Measurements

    Blood Pressure Responses to Exercise

    Accurate Blood Pressure Checks

    Laboratory Activity 4.1: Effects of Body Position on BP

    Laboratory Activity 4.2: Effects of Dynamic Exercise on BP

    Laboratory Activity 4.3: Effects of Isometric Contractions on BP

    Laboratory 5. Resting Metabolic Rate Determinations

    Aerobic Metabolism and Respiratory Exchange Ratio

    Total Energy Expenditure and RMR

    Laboratory Activity 5.1: Predicting RMR

    Laboratory Activity 5.2: Measuring RMR

    Laboratory 6. Oxygen Deficit and EPOC Evaluations

    Transition From Rest to Exercise

    Oxygen Uptake During Exercise and Recovery

    Laboratory Activity 6.1: Calculation of Oxygen Deficit and EPOC

    Laboratory 7. Submaximal Exercise Testing

    Measurement of Heart Rate

    Rating of Perceived Exertion

    Laboratory Activity 7.1: Submaximal Bench Step Test

    Laboratory Activity 7.2: Submaximal Treadmill Test

    Laboratory Activity 7.3: Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Test

    Laboratory 8. Aerobic Power Field Assessments

    Cooper 1.5-Mile Run/Walk Test

    Cooper 12-Minute Run/Walk Test

    Rockport Fitness Walking Test

    Laboratory Activity 8.1: Cooper 1.5-Mile Run/Walk Test and 12-Minute Run/Walk Test

    Laboratory Activity 8.2: Rockport Fitness Walking Test

    Laboratory 9. High-Intensity Fitness Testing

    Léger 20 m Shuttle Run Test

    Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test

    30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test

    Laboratory Activity 9.1: Léger 20 m Shuttle Run Test (20mSRT)

    Laboratory Activity 9.2: Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Yo-Yo IRT)

    Laboratory Activity 9.3: 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT-40m)

    Laboratory Activity 9.4: Modified 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT-28m)

    Laboratory 10. Maximal Oxygen Consumption Measurements

    Selecting a Test Protocol

    Monitoring Progress With RPE Scales

    Estimating Fuel Usage With RER

    Ventilatory Threshold

    Laboratory Activity 10.1: Graded Treadmill V̇O2max Test

    Laboratory Activity 10.2: Cycle Ergometer V̇O2max Test

    Laboratory 11. Blood Lactate Threshold Assessment

    Determining the Deflection Point

    Selecting a Test Method

    Role of the Ventilatory Threshold

    Laboratory Activity 11.1: Blood Lactate Measurement at Rest

    Laboratory Activity 11.2: LT During an Incremental Cycle Test

    Laboratory Activity 11.3: Blood Lactate After Anaerobic Exercise

    Laboratory 12. Musculoskeletal Fitness Measurements

    Assessments of Muscular Strength

    Assessments of Muscular Endurance

    Laboratory Activity 12.1: Maximal Upper-Body Strength

    Laboratory Activity 12.2: Maximal Lower-Body Strength

    Laboratory Activity 12.3: Maximal Handgrip Strength

    Laboratory Activity 12.4: Upper-Body Muscular Endurance

    Laboratory 13. Anaerobic Fitness Measurements

    Sprinting Performance Tests for Estimating Horizontal Power

    Jumping Performance Tests for Determining Vertical Power

    Formulas for Estimating Vertical Power

    Bosco Test for Estimating Power Endurance

    Determining the Eccentric Utilization Ratio

    Wingate Anaerobic Test for Determining Anaerobic Cycling Power

    Margaria-Kalamen Stair-Climb Test for Determining Anaerobic Power

    Laboratory Activity 13.1: Sprinting Performance

    Laboratory Activity 13.2: Jumping Performance

    Laboratory Activity 13.3: Jumping Performance With a Switch Mat

    Laboratory Activity 13.4: Power Endurance

    Laboratory Activity 13.5: Anaerobic Cycling Power

    Laboratory Activity 13.6: Margaria-Kalamen Stair-Climb Test

    Laboratory 14. Pulmonary Function Testing

    Pulmonary Function Testing

    Pulmonary Function Testing as a Tool for Diagnosing Pulmonary Disease

    Respiratory Limitations on Exercise

    Laboratory Activity 14.1: Lung Volumes and Capacities

    Laboratory Activity 14.2: Pulmonary Function

    Laboratory Activity 14.3: Exercise-Induced Ventilatory Limitations

    Laboratory Activity 14.4: Exercise-Induced Asthma

    Laboratory 15. Body Composition Assessments

    Body Composition Models

    BMI for Categorizing Body Composition

    Circumference Measurements and Health Risk

    Skinfold Thickness as a Measure of Body Fat

    Laboratory Activity 15.1: BMI and Circumference Data

    Laboratory Activity 15.2: Techniques for Measuring Skinfold Thickness

    Laboratory Activity 15.3: Estimating Relative Body Fat Using Hydrodensitometry

    Laboratory 16. Electrocardiograph Measurements

    Electrical Activity of the Heart

    Placement of ECG Leads

    Interpreting the ECG Recording

    ECG as a Tool for Diagnosing Cardiac Abnormalities

    HR Response to Exercise

    Laboratory Activity 16.1: Resting ECG

    Laboratory Activity 16.2: Effects of Body Position on the Heart Axis

    Laboratory Activity 16.3: Submaximal Exercise Effects With the 12-Lead ECG

    Appendix A: Units of Measure Conversions

    Appendix B: Estimation of the O2 Cost of Walking, Running, and Leg Ergometry

    Appendix C: Haldane Transformation

    Appendix D: Metabolic Cart Information

    Appendix E: Calibration of Equipment

    Appendix F: Certifications in Exercise Science

    About the Author

    G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is an associate professor and the course coordinator for the postgraduate degree in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia. Haff has published more than 80 articles, centering his research on performance effects in the areas of strength training, cycling, and nutritional supplementation.

    Haff is the president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He was the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Education and Research and the 2011 NSCA William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award winner. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction, a UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning coach (ASCC), and an accredited Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level 2 strength and conditioning coach.

    Additionally, Haff is a national-level weightlifting coach in the United States and Australia. He serves as a consultant for numerous sporting bodies, including teams in the Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union, Australian Basketball Association, and National Football League.

    Charles Dumke, PhD, is a full professor in the department of health and human performance at the University of Montana, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He has taught courses in exercise physiology for over 15 years, first at Appalachian State University and then at the University of Montana. He earned his doctoral degree in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His areas of interest in exercise science are energy expenditure, fuel utilization, economy of movement, mechanisms of mitochondrial adaptation, and diabetes. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. Dumke is a fellow of the ACSM and serves on several national and regional committees.

    In his free time, Dumke enjoys competing in triathlons, biking, running, taking on building projects with little know-how, and coaching his son in ball sports. He resides in Missoula, Montana, with his wife, Shannon; son, Carter; and dog, Rastro.


    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.

    Web study guide. Includes electronic versions of individual and group data sheets, case studies and answers, and question sets. Additionally, 10 lab activities provide enhanced learning interactions, including video, that give an approximation of the real-world experience of performing those labs.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-4494-4