This book bridges the gap between research and practice for fitness professionals. The seventh edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. The text bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualised exercise programmes. The accompanying online videos enhance the learning experience and teach the techniques necessary for conducting fitness testing and programme design. More than 40 clips featuring common exercise assessments will help users learn essentials of fitness testing, such as calibration of blood pressure cuffs, functional movement assessment and push-up and pull-up testing.
Vivian H. Heyward has 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 journals. Ann L. Gibson, is an associate professor and researcher in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise. She developed the ancillary materials for the sixth edition in addition to coauthoring the seventh.
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; Chapter 4. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness; Chapter 5. Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs; Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness; Chapter 7. Designing Resistance Training Programs; Chapter 8. Assessing Body Composition; Chapter 9. Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs; 10. Assessing Flexibility; Chapter 11. Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care; Chapter 12. Assessing Balance and Designing Balance Programs.