Focusing on the tests most widely used by professionals working in health, fitness, and allied health, the text covers both clinical and field tests so readers will be able to conduct assessments using a wide range of equipment and resources. Because the content is consistent with ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Eleventh Edition, both current and aspiring professionals can be assured they're using the most up-to-date methods and information available to best serve individual client needs and goals.
Each lab demonstrates applications for the screenings and tests presented, with straightforward instructions for performing the assessment and collecting accurate data—both in the lab and when working with actual clients. Readers will learn about common errors made in assessments and will find out how to interpret results to assist clients in setting realistic health and fitness goals. Finally, readers will understand how the results of assessment will affect exercise program design and will learn how to combine data and client goals to design and prescribe an individualized exercise program.
The book begins by taking the reader through the groundwork of working with clients and giving the reader experience with preparticipation screenings and basic fitness assessments. Next, assessment of body composition is addressed, along with assessment of resting metabolic rate, metabolic equations, and the application of those calculations within an exercise program. Aerobic and muscular fitness assessments are presented, followed by assessment of clinical variables, including pulmonary function testing, basic electrocardiography, and functional fitness testing. Two appendices cover common classes of medications (and how these medications may affect the exercise response) and basic emergency procedures for exercise physiology labs.
Eleven case studies are also included, providing practical experience with interpreting data and designing an exercise program for a client. Related online video, delivered through HKPropel, demonstrates select assessments to improve comprehension of how to apply the content and develop skills for use with clients.
Laboratory Assessment and Exercise Prescription is the essential guide for those studying for a fitness certification as well as for current health and fitness professionals who want a handy reference for testing. It offers the direction and understanding needed to accurately conduct exercise testing; analyze, interpret, and communicate data; and ultimately prescribe effective and safe exercise programs for clients.
Note: A code for accessing online videos is included with this ebook.
AudienceUndergraduate students preparing for professional health and fitness certifications. Also a resource for current health and fitness professionals who conduct testing and exercise prescription for their clients.
Lab 1. Preparticipation Screening for Exercise
Lab 2. Basic Fitness Assessment
Lab 3. Assessment of Body Composition: Skinfold and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Lab 4. Assessment of Body Composition: Laboratory Methods
Lab 5. Assessment of Resting Metabolic Rate and Weight Management Strategies
Lab 6. Metabolic Calculations and Calculation of Energy Expenditure
Lab 7. Assessment of Aerobic Fitness: Submaximal Exercise Testing
Lab 8. Assessment of Aerobic Fitness: Maximal Oxygen Consumption
Lab 9. Assessment of Muscular Fitness: Flexibility and Range of Motion
Lab 10. Assessment of Muscular Fitness: Muscular Endurance
Lab 11. Assessment of Muscular Fitness: Muscular Strength
Lab 12. Assessment of Clinical Variables: Pulmonary Function Testing
Lab 13. Assessment of Clinical Variables: Basic Electrocardiography
Lab 14. Assessment of Clinical Variables: Functional Fitness Testing
Appendix A. Common Medications and Exercise Considerations
Appendix B. Emergency Procedures
Develop exercise preparation screening skills
Select the right type of exercise for your client
All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.
Test package. Contains 280 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.
Presentation package. Features more than 85 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, photos, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.
Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.
Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Laboratory Assessment and Exercise Prescription, this includes online video clips demonstrating select assessments to further improve comprehension on how to conduct testing with clients.
Positive aspects: In general, the ebook addresses several aspects relevant to the assessment of physical fitness, with some nicely explored chapters (pulmonar function and ECG). A good ebook to have close to you in the lab.
Negative aspects: Isokinetic Dynamometry and Oxygen Uptake Kinetics, for example, were missed…