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Principles and Labs for Physical Fitness

ISBN-10: 0534605621

ISBN-13: 9780534605629

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Wener W. K. Hoeger, Sharon A. Hoeger

List price: $57.95
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PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, FOURTH EDITION, focuses on the ?fitness? topics, including body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, and muscular strength and flexibility, and also highlights important wellness topics, such as behavior management, nutrition, and stress management. With over 100 pieces of art to make this text truly engaging, it is also designed to give students the motivation and techniques they need to know to apply their learning experiences and knowledge received from their fitness course. Each chapter allows readers to chart and update their progress in the various components of physical fitness. The emphasis is on teaching individuals how to take control of their personal health and lifestyle habits so they can make a constant and deliberate effort to stay healthy and realize their highest potentials for well being. In addition to the strength of the text, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS comes with a wide-range of teaching and learning resources unlike any other to support your course! Besides the exclusive offerings of the CNN Video Today series and InfoTrac College Edition, or the extensive PowerPoint with over 400 slides and free WebTutor Toolbox Online teaching support, we offer a new BEHAVIOR CHANGE WORKBOOK. Each copy of the text also comes packaged FREE with the exciting and interactive PROFILE PLUS CD-ROM. Unique to any learning tutorial, this CD-ROM includes self-paced, guided assessments, exercise prescriptions and logs, nutrition analysis, and a text-specific study guide appropriate for all health students.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger is a full-time professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Boise State University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is the recipient of the first 2004 Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship in the College of Education at Boise State University. Dr. Hoeger uses his knowledge and experiences to write engaging, informative books that thoroughly address today's fitness and wellness issues in a format accessible to students. In addition to LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS, he has written several other textbooks for Thomson Wadsworth, including FITNESS AND WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, and WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS (with Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson). Dr. Hoeger was the first author to write a college fitness textbook that incorporated the "wellness" concept and introduced the principle that to truly improve fitness and health and to achieve wellness, a person needs to go beyond the basic health-related components of physical fitness. As an innovator in the field, Dr. Hoeger has developed many fitness and wellness assessment tools, including fitness tests such as the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests. Proving that he "practices what he preaches," at 48, he was the oldest male competitor in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. He raced in the sport of luge along with his 17-year-old son Christopher. This was the first time in Winter Olympics history that father and son competed in the same event.

Sharon A. Hoeger is Vice President of Fitness & Wellness, Inc. in Boise, Idaho and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University. As co-author of PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, 10th Edition and four other Cengage texts, Ms. Hoeger is responsible for researching the most current scientific information for each revision, as well as developing the interactive software that accompanies all of the Hoeger fitness and wellness textbooks--innovations that have set the standard for fitness and wellness software today. The Hoeger husband-and-wife team has been jogging and strength training together for more than 35 years!

1. Why Physical Fitness? 2. Behavior Modification. 3. Nutrition for Wellness. 4. Body Composition Assessment. 5. Principles of Weight Management. 6. Cardiorespiratory Endurance. 7. Muscular Strength and Endurance. 8. Muscular Flexibility. 9. Skill-Related Fitness and Comprehensive Fitness Programming. 10. Stress Assessment and Management Techniques. 11. A Healthy Lifestyle Approach. Appendix A. Nutrition Values of Selected Foods. Appendix B. Computer Data Form. Glossary. Index.