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Senior Fitness Test Manual

ISBN-10: 1450411185

ISBN-13: 9781450411189

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Roberta E. Rikli, C. Jessie Jones

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List price: $70.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 11/14/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 200
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Fitness Testing in Later Years: Recognizing Unique Needs of Older Adults
Importance of Fitness and Fitness Testing in Later Years
Rationale for Developing the SFT
Unique Qualities of the SFT
Uses of the SFT
History of the SFT-A Decade of Use
Summary
The Senior Fitness Test: Defining Functional Fitness Parameters
Conceptual Background
Functional Fitness Parameters
Test Selection Criteria
Overview of Test Items
Summary
Test Validity, Reliability, Percentile Norms, and Criterion-Referenced Fitness Standards
Validity
Reliability
Percentile norms
Criterion-referenced fitness standards
Summary
Test Administration: Establishing Consistent Testing Protocols
Pretest Procedures and Considerations
Administering the Tests
Guidelines for Group Testing
Summary
Test Results: Interpreting and Using Feedback to Motivate and Improve Performance
Interpreting Test Scores
Methods of Providing Feedback to Participants
Using Test Results to Motivate Participants
Summary
Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults: Improving Senior Fitness Test Scores
Physical Activity and Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults
Lifestyle Exercise
Guidelines for Structured Exercise to Improve SFT Scores
Exercises to Improve Strength, Flexibility, Agility, and Balance
Summary