Applied Body Composition Assessment (2nd Revised edition)

Applied Body Composition Assessment (2nd Revised edition)

By: Vivian H. Heyward (author), Dale Wagner (author)Hardback

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Expanded, updated, and packed with new resources, Applied Body Composition Assessment, Second Edition, brings both practitioners and students up to date on the latest body composition methods and equations for healthy and clinical populations. This is the most comprehensive textbook on body composition assessment available today.

Like the popular first edition, this book addresses the principles underlying the skinfold, bioelectrical impedance, near-infrared interactance, and anthropometric methods of body composition assessment. Applied Body Composition Assessment, Second Edition, also shows you how to control for potential errors in measurement, different equations for different populations, and much more. The second edition has been expanded to include the following: - Equations based on the most recent research

-Recommendations reflecting the latest developments in body composition methods

-New material on measuring the body composition of clinical populations, including those with cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and wasting diseases and disorders

-More comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and scientific bases of body composition assessment, including more extensive coverage of body composition models and reference methods

-Pedagogical aids, including key questions that initiate each chapter; key terms, key points, review questions at the end of each chapter; and an instructor guide and test package An entire chapter is devoted to each body composition assessment method, including information on its assumptions and principles, prediction models, techniques for use, potential sources of error, and the most recent research on assessing changes in body composition. In addition, the authors discuss how to choose the best method and equations for a variety of healthy populations, as well as the clinical populations noted previously, taking into account age, gender, ethnicity, physical activity level, and disease.

Three appendixes provide practical tips for understanding conversion formulas for two-component models, tables that help you find appropriate methods and equations for your clients, and contact information for equipment manufacturers. More than 60 photos and illustrations complement the text.

Students will find that the book is full of helpful review and summary tools that facilitate absorbing the wealth of information. These pedagogical aids include key term lists, chapter summaries, review questions, a glossary, a list of symbols, 51 tables that neatly package key information, and step-by-step instructions for each body composition method.

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About Author

Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a regents professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico, where she taught exercise science, body composition and physical fitness assessment courses for 26 years. Extensively published, Dr. Heyward is the author of four editions of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription as well as the first and second editions of Applied Body Composition Assessment. She also has written numerous articles for research and professional journals dealing with physical fitness and body composition assessment. Dale Wagner, PhD, studied body composition under Dr. Heyward and was an assistant professor of exercise science at Vanguard University in California for six years. He is the author and co-author of a variety of body composition articles that have appeared in highly respected journals and has also been a reviewer for several internationally recognised journals, including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Obesity Research, and the International Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Wagner is a certified health and fitness instructor, exercise physiologist and strength and conditioning specialist.


Part I Body Composition Methods; Chapter 1. Body Composition Definitions, Classification, and Models; Chapter 2. Use of Regression Analysis in Body Composition; Chapter 3. Body Composition Reference Methods; Chapter 4. Skinfold Method; Chapter 5. Additional Anthropometric Methods; Chapter 6. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Method; Chapter 7. Near-Infrared Interactance Method; Part II Body Composition Methods and Equations for Healthy Populations; Chapter 8. Body Composition and Children; Chapter 9. Body Composition and Older Adults; Chapter 10. Body Composition and Ethnicity; Chapter 11. Body Composition and Athletes; Part III Body Composition Methods and Equations for Clinical Populations; Chapter 12. Body Composition and Cardiopulmonary Diseases; Chapter 13. Body Composition and Metabolic Diseases; Chapter 14. Body Composition and Wasting Diseases and Disorders; Chapter 15. Assessing Body Composition Changes

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780736046305
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780736046305
  • weight: 998
  • ISBN10: 0736046305
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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