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Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness

ISBN-10: 073604633X
ISBN-13: 9780736046336
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness, Second Edition, contains detailed descriptions of a range of accepted fitness assessment methods. This resource focuses on the general population, not just elite athletes.Following in the footsteps of the  More...

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List price: $88.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness, Second Edition, contains detailed descriptions of a range of accepted fitness assessment methods. This resource focuses on the general population, not just elite athletes.Following in the footsteps of the highly successful first edition, Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness, Second Edition, summarizes the current scientific methods for assessment in areas such as:--aerobic and anaerobic power;-capacity for sustained exercise using blood lactate, respiratory markers, and heart rate markers;-pulmonary gas exchange;-mechanical power and strength;-body composition;-joint range of motion; and-field testing of athletes.The authors, highly respected exercise physiologists, have made significant changes in each chapter to provide up-to-date coverage of the topics and to offer complete descriptions of the techniques, procedures, and norms for accurate and effective fitness testing. In addition, the authors have included new chapters on the use of near-infrared spectrophotometry and the potential for heart rate variability in assessment. As a result, readers learn how to measure and interpret physiological changes resulting from different types of training programs for sport and for health improvement.Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness, Second Edition, provides practical, detailed descriptions of a range of accepted laboratory and field methods for assessing human fitness. It is an invaluable reference for professionals and students involved in human fitness assessment, including exercise physiology practitioners, graduate students in exercise physiology, exercise science researchers, sports medicine practitioners, and human fitness evaluators.

Preface
Fitness Assessment Defined
Historical Perspectives
Energy Systems Approach
Health Fitness
Fitness Evaluation for Athletic Participation
Perceptual Motor Domain
Rationale for Text Test Items
Summary
Direct Determination of Aerobic Power
Measurement of VO[subscript 2]max
Criteria for Achievement of VO[subscript 2]max
Reference Values
Summary
Indirect Methods for Estimation of Aerobic Power
Indirect Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max Using Power Output or Velocity
Determination of VO[subscript 2]max From Speed
Determination of VO[subscript 2]max Using Nonexercise Measurements
Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max Using Simple Calculations and the Critical Speed Concept
Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max Using an Estimation of the Oxygen Cost of Running and Walking
Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max Using a Heart Rate Monitor
Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max From the Running or Walking Ascent of a Mountain
Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max Using HR Variability at Rest
Summary
Heart Rate Variability: Measurement Methods and Practical Implications
Control Mechanisms and the Conducting System
Measurement Methods
Practical Implications
Practical Example
Heart Rate Variability Measures in Coronary Heart Disease Morbidity and Mortality
Summary
Blood Lactate, Respiratory, and Heart Rate Markers on the Capacity for Sustained Exercise
Relationship of Blood and Muscle Lactate
Practical Significance of the Anaerobic Threshold
Laboratory Approaches to Measurement
Laboratory Concerns With Aerobic and Anaerobic Thresholds
Summary
Testing for Anaerobic Ability
Measurement of Peak and Mean Anaerobic Power
Performance-Based Peak Anaerobic Power Tests
Performance-Based Mean Anaerobic Power Tests
Testing Issues
Accumulated O[subscript 2] Deficit
Summary
The Measurement of Human Mechanical Power
Quantitative Foundation of Power Testing
Testing Strategy and Test Results
Instrumentation
Specific Applications
Summary
Strength Training: Development and Evaluation of Methodology
What Is Muscular Strength?
Why Is Measurement of Strength Important?
Physiological Adaptations Associated With Strength Training
Testing Modalities
Strength-Test Protocols for Repetition Maximums
Isometric Testing
Isokinetic Testing
Overview of Testing Considerations
Summary
Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function
Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function
Needle Muscle Biopsy
Processing Muscle Tissue
Measures of Tissue Capillarity
Fiber Cross-Sectional Area
Protein Quantification Through Bradford or Lowry Methods
Immunohistochemistry for Steroid Receptor Analysis
Western Blotting for Steroid Receptor Analysis
Summary
The Utility of Near-Infrared Spectrophotometry in Athletic Assessment
NIRS Instrumentation
Principle of NIRS Measurement
Summary
Anthropometry and Body Composition Measurement
Multicomponent Models
Hydrostatic Weighing
Air Displacement Plethysmography
Anthropometry
Bioelectric Impedance Analysis
Ultrasound
Dual-Energy Projection Methods
Isotopic Dilution
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography
Comparison Among Methods
Normative Data
Summary
Static Techniques for the Evaluation of Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length
Rationale for Measurement of Flexibility
Methods of Measurement
Trunk Range of Motion
Neck Range of Motion
Upper Limb Range of Motion
Lower Limb Range of Motion
Muscle Length Tests
Summary
Field Testing of Athletes
General Principles for the Field Laboratory
Specific Field-Test Conditions and Consideration
Measurement of Hemodynamics in the Field
Measurement of Blood Lactate
Other Useful Items for Your Traveling Laboratory
Summary
References
Index
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