Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Heyward, Vivian H., 1947- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2006.
Edition:5th ed.
Online Access:Table of contents
Table of Contents:
  • Physical activity, health and chronic diseases
  • Physical activity, health, and disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Diabetes mellitis
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal diseases and disorders
  • Review material
  • Preliminary health screening and risk classification
  • Preliminary health evaluation
  • Testing procedures for blood pressure, heart rate, and electrocardiogram
  • Sources for equipment
  • Review material
  • Principles of assessment, prescription, and exercise program adherence
  • Physical fitness testing
  • Basic principles for exercise program design
  • Exercise program adherence
  • Certification and licensure
  • Review material
  • Assessing cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Definition of terms
  • Graded exercise testing
  • Maximal exercise test protocols
  • Submaximal exercise test protocols
  • Field tests for assessing aerobic fitness
  • Exercise testing of children and older adults
  • Sources for equipment
  • Review material
  • Designing cardiorespiratory exercise programs
  • The exercise prescription
  • Aerobic training methods and modes
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Review material
  • Assessing muscular fitness
  • Definition of terms
  • Strength and muscular endurance assessment
  • Sources of measurement error in muscular fitness testing
  • Additional considerations for muscular fitness testing
  • Muscular fitness testing of older adults
  • Muscular fitness testing of children
  • Sources for equipment
  • Review material
  • Designing resistance training programs
  • Types of resistance training
  • Developing the resistance training programs
  • Effects of resistance training programs
  • Muscular soreness
  • Review material
  • Assessing body composition
  • Classification and uses of body composition measures
  • Body composition models
  • Reference methods for assessing body composition
  • Field methods for assessing body composition
  • Sources for equipment
  • Review material
  • Designing weight management and body composition programs
  • Obesity, overweight, and underweight
  • Obesity
  • Weight management principles and practices
  • Designing weight management programs
  • Designing weight-loss programs
  • Quick weight-loss diets and precautions
  • Designing weight-gain programs
  • Designing programs to improve body composition
  • Review material
  • Assessing flexibility
  • Basics of flexibility
  • Assessment of flexibility
  • Flexibility testing of older adults
  • Sources for equipment
  • Review material
  • Designing programs for flexibility and low back care
  • Training principles
  • Stretching methods
  • Designing flexibility programs
  • Designing low back care exercise programs.