This title is bridging the gap between research and practice for fitness professionals. The 6th edition of this unique title builds on how to assess and design exercise programmes using a clearly defined approach. Including both field and laboratory assessment techniques, "Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, 6th edition" combines the latest physical activity and exercise recommendations with practical guidelines in a user friendly format. This updated edition includes new 2010 ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, information on using new technologies, as well as new exercise assessment tools. Learning is reinforced through the use of questions, terms and key points highlighted throughout the chapters. Ensuring the reader understands how to tailor and prescribe successful individualised programmes.
Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a Regents professor emerita at the University of New Mexico where she taught physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription courses for 26 years. In addition to the previous editions of this book, she has authored two editions of Applied Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics 1996, 2004) as well as numerous articles in research and professional journals dealing with various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
Chapter 1. Physical Activity, Health, and Chronic Disease; Chapter 2. Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification; Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence; Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs; Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care; Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs.