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ACSM's Body Composition Assessment With Web Resource

ACSM's Body Composition Assessment With Web Resource



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    In partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), pioneer body composition experts Timothy G. Lohman and Laurie A. Milliken, along with a team of highly regarded contributors, have compiled a practical guide to performing body composition assessments. With an easy-to-follow format and straightforward writing, ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment provides readers foundational information and scientific research with applications in the fields of medicine, exercise science, nutrition, growth and development, and geriatrics.

    ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment delves into the methodology for a number of techniques, including DXA, BIA, ultrasound, underwater weighing, ADP, total body water, multicomponent models, anthropometry (including skinfolds and circumferences), and BMI. The text uncovers the sources of error inherent in each measurement technique, and it identifies populations to whom these techniques can be applied with accuracy. Researchers and clinicians alike will benefit from descriptions of methods for use in both laboratory and field settings, protocols for the standardization of each method, and advantages and limitations for each method.

    The text thoroughly examines the health implications of body composition by looking at the relationships between chronic disease and total body fat, fat distribution, muscle mass, and bone density. It also facilitates the reader’s ability to assess changes in body composition over time and to understand special considerations in assessing body composition in athletes, children, older adults, the overweight population, and clinical populations.

    ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment is supplemented with a web resource containing audio-narrated PowerPoint slides to support a deep understanding of the content. The slides walk readers through key points and assessments in each chapter, and select photos and tables from the book are included to facilitate learning and retention.

    ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment will help alleviate errors in body composition assessment, making it an ideal reference for practicing fitness, health, and medical professionals; nutrition specialists; and exercise physiologists.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Body Composition and Assessment
    Timothy G. Lohman, PhD; Laurie A. Milliken, PhD, FACSM; and Luis B. Sardinha, PhD
    Errors in Body Composition Measurement and Assessment
    Validation and Cross Validation Studies
    Body Composition Terms and Concepts
    Chapter 2. Body Composition Models and Reference Methods
    Jennifer W. Bea, PhD; Kirk Cureton, PhD; Vinson Lee, MS; and Laurie A. Milliken, PhD, FACSM
    Levels of Human Body Composition
    Models of Human Body Composition
    Total Body Potassium Counting and Neutron Activation Analysis
    Imaging Methods
    Chapter 3. Body Composition Laboratory Methods
    Robert M. Blew, MS; Luis B. Sardinha, PhD; and Laurie A. Milliken, PhD, FACSM
    Total Body Water
    Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
    Chapter 4. Body Composition Field Methods
    Leslie Jerome Brandon, PhD; Laurie A. Milliken, PhD, FACSM; Robert M. Blew, MS; and Timothy G. Lohman, PhD
    Bioelectric Impedance Analysis
    Use of Weight and Height Indexes to Estimate Body Composition
    Chapter 5. Assessing Measurement Error
    Vinson Lee, MS; Leslie Jerome Brandon, PhD; and Timothy G. Lohman, PhD
    Types of Measurement Error
    Intra- and Interobserver TEM/CV of Various Body Composition Measurement Methods
    Reducing Error Associated With Field Methods
    Chapter 6. Estimation of Minimum Weight
    Timothy G. Lohman, PhD; and Kirk Cureton, PhD
    Estimating Minimum Weight in Wrestlers
    Laboratory Methods for Estimating Minimum Weight
    Field Methods for Estimating Minimum Weight
    Chapter 7. Applying Body Composition Methods to Specific Populations
    Jennifer W. Bea, PhD; Timothy G. Lohman, PhD; and Laurie A. Milliken, PhD, FACSM
    Laboratory Methods
    Field Methods
    Chapter 8. Body Composition Applications
    Vanessa Risoul-Salas, MSc, RD; Alba Reguant-Closa, MS, RD; Luis B. Sardinha, PhD; Margaret Harris, PhD; Timothy G. Lohman, PhD; Nuwanee Kirihennedige, MS, RD; and Nanna Lucia Meyer, PhD
    Nutritional Status
    Competitive Sports and Exercise Training
    Body Composition and Eating Disorders
    Body Composition and Weight Loss
    Body Composition, Chronic Disease, and Aging
    Other Applications
    About the Editors


    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available online.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used to develop a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    The image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-8694-4

    Web resource. Features audio-narrated PowerPoint slides to help the reader better comprehend the material. The slides walk readers through key points and assessments in each chapter, and select photos and tables from the book are included to facilitate learning and retention.

    The web resource is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-8912-9