This title deals with physiological testing to measure and increase athletic performance. "Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, 2nd Edition", presents the most up-to-date protocols used for assessing serious athletes and is based on the insight and experience of sport scientists who work closely with elite athletes to optimize sporting success. This comprehensive guide offers the theory and practice of both general and sport-specific physiological testing procedures and how to use these tests to identify the strengths and weaknesses of athletes, monitor progress, provide feedback and enhance their performance. Testing protocols for 18 internationally recognized sports are introduced and include a rationale for the tests, lists of necessary equipment and detailed testing procedures. New to the second edition are sport-specific assessments for Australian football, BMX cycling, rugby, sprint kayaking, high-performance walking and indoor and beach volleyball.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the High Performance Division of the Australian Sports Commission and Australia's premier sport training institute. The AIS has gained an international reputation as a best-practice model for high-performance athlete development delivering outstanding results through a combination of skilled coaches, world-class facilities and cutting-edge sport science and sports medicine services.
Part I: Laboratory and Athlete Preparation; Chapter 1: Quality Assurance in Exercise Physiology Laboratories; Part II: Testing Concepts and Athlete Monitoring; Chapter 4: Ergometer-Based Maximal Neuromuscular Power; Chapter 8: Altitude Training; Part III: Fundamental Assessment Principles and Protocols; Chapter 12: Testing and Training Agility; Part IV: Physiological Protocols for the Assessment of Athletes in Specific Sports; Chapter 25: Rugby Union Players.