ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual

Author: ACSM


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  • ISBN: 9780781734714
  • Author: ACSM
  • Publ Date: 2004-04-01
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 192
  • Imprint: LIPPINCOTT*#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 8748

Table of Contents :

Chapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: Preactivity ScreeningChapter Three: Resting and Exercise Blood Pressure and Heart RateChapter Four: Anthropometry Body CompositionChapter Five: Musculo-Skeletal Fitness: Flexibility, SED Muscular Strength and Muscular EnduranceChapter Six: Aerobic Capacity MeasurementChapter Seven: Submaximal Cycle and Treadmill Ergometry for Aerobic Capacity PredictionChapter Eight: Maximal Exercise Tests for Aerobic CapacityChapter Nine: Estimates of Energy Expenditures: Metabolic CalculationsChapter Ten: Individualized Exercise ProgrammingAppendice


This new text from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) contains information necessary to develop skills for assessing an individual's health-related physical fitness. It provides the reader with a practical "how-to-do-it" approach for performing these assessment skills effectively, and an understanding of the theory behind and the importance of each skill or assessment. Reported errors associated with each test are also given, and a step-by-step instruction of the skills is provided in order for the reader to gain proficiency through practice. Illustrations and tables supplement the text and enhance learning.


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