ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual

ISBN-10: 0781797713

ISBN-13: 9780781797719

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Staff, Leonard A. Kaminsky, American College of Sports Medicine Staff, Leonard A. Kaminsky

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From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this text provides the reader with the information necessary to develop skills for assessing an individual's health-related physical fitness. It provides a practical "how-to-do-it" approach for performing assessment skills effectively, and an understanding of the theory behind and the importance of each skill or assessment.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 5/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Defining Health-related Physical Fitness
Components of Health-related Physical Fitness
The Importance of Measuring Health-related Physical Fitness
The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Health
The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Function
Fundamental Principles of Assessment
A Specific Assessment Objective
The Gold Standard (i.e., True Measure)
Equipment Calibration
Standardization
Interpretation Issues
The Physical Fitness Professional
Academic Training
Credentials
References
Preassessment Screening
Rationale for Preassessment Screening
Informed Consent
The Process of the Informed Consent
Explanation of Procedures
Screening Procedures
Objective: Risk Stratification
Health History Questionnaire
Other Health Issues to Consider
Understanding Medication Usage
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Risk Stratification Using a Comprehensive Health History Questionnaire
Risk Stratification Using the AHA/ACSM Health/Fitness Facility Preparticipation Screening Questionnaire
Preparticipation Screening Questionnaire
Administering an Informed Consent
Case Study
References
Risk Factor Assessments
Resting Blood Pressure
Measurement
Interpretation
Blood Tests
Blood Sampling Methods
Standard Precautions
Interpretation
Obesity
Measurement of Height and Weight
Measurement of Waist Circumference
Interpretation
Physical Activity
Subjective Assessment
Objective Assessment
Interpretation
Other Diseases and Conditions
Pulmonary Disease
Osteoporosis
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Resting Blood Pressure Assessment
Body Mass Index Assessment
International Physical Activity Questionnaire Assessment
Case Study
References
Body Composition
Why Measure Body Composition?
Health Implications
Functional Implications
What Is the Gold Standard Test?
Clinical Measures
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography
Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry
Tests of Body Volume
Underwater (Hydrostatic) Weighing
Plethysmography
Anthropometry
Skinfold Measurements
Circumferences Measurements
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Interpretation
Estimation of Goal Body Weight
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Skinfold Estimation of Body Fat Percentage
Case Study
References
Muscular Fitness
Unique Assessment Principles
Types of Contractions
Familiarization
Method of Loading
Proper Positioning
Specificity
Muscular Fitness Continuum
Strength Assessments
Static
Dynamic
Endurance Assessments
Dynamic
Static
Interpretation Issues
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Assessment of Muscular Strength
Muscular Endurance Assessment
Case Study
References
Flexibility
Flexibility as a Component of Health-related Physical Fitness
Unique Assessment Principles
Specificity
Warm-up
Methods of Measurement
Distance Tests for Assessment of Flexibility
Sit-and-reach Test
Assessment of Lumbar Flexion
Assessment of Lumbar Extension
Range of Motion Defined
Goniometers-Tools to Measure Range of Motion
Range-of-motion Assessment Overview
Specific Range-of-motion Tests
Interpretation
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Range-of-motion Assessments
Distance Tests for Flexibility Assessment
Case Study
References
Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Estimation from Field and Submaximal Exercise Tests
Why Measure Cardiorespiratory Fitness?
Health Implications
Functional Implications
What Is the Gold Standard Test?
Deciding on Which Method to Use
Pretest Standardizations for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessments
Field Tests for Prediction of Aerobic Capacity
Step Tests
Fixed Distance Tests
Fixed Time Tests
Submaximal Exercise Tests
Predicting Maximal Heart Rate
Test Termination Criteria
Monitoring
Exercise Modes
YMCA Submaximal Cycle Test
�strand Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Test
Treadmill
Interpretation
Sources of Error in Submaximal Prediction
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Field Test Assessments of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Submaximal Exercise Test Assessments of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Case Study
References
Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Maximal Exercise Testing
Risks
Contraindications
Monitoring
Personnel
Selecting the Mode for Testing
Protocols
Bruce Protocol
Balke-Ware Protocol
Ball State University/Bruce Ramp Protocol
Running Protocol
Cycle Protocols
Test Procedures
Supervisor
Test Monitoring Roles
Measured and Estimated VO2 max
Estimating VO2 max from Exercise Test Time
Estimating VO2 max from Peak Workload
Interpretation
Summary
Laboratory Activities
Maximal Exercise Tests
Case Study
References
Conversions
Forms
Index
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