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Contents Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1 Physical Activity, Health and Chronic Diseases Physical Activity, Health, and Disease: An Overview Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia Cigarette Smoking Diabetes Mellitis Obesity and Overweight Metabolic Syndrome Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders Review Material Chapter 2 Preliminary Health Screening and Risk Classification Health Evaluation Testing Procedures for Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Electrocardiogram Sources for Equipment Review Material Chapter 3 Principles of Assessment, Prescription, and Exercise Program Adherence Physical Fitness Testing Basic Principles for Exercise Program Design Exercise Program Adherence Certification and Licensure Review Material Chapter 4 Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness Definition of Terms Graded Exercise Testing: Guidelines and Procedures Maximal Exercise Test Protocols Submaximal Exercise Test Protocols Field Tests for Assessing Aerobic Fitness Exercise Testing of Children and Older Adults Sources for Equipment Review Material Chapter 5 Designing Cardiorespiratory Exercise Programs The Exercise Prescription Aerobic Training Methods and Modes Personalized Exercise Programs Review Material Chapter 6 Assessing Muscular Fitness Definition of Terms Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testing Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing Muscular Fitness Testing of Older Adults Muscular Fitness Testing of Children Sources for Equipment Review Material Chapter 7 Designing Resistance Training Programs Types of Resistance Training Developing the Resistance Training Programs Effects of Resistance Training Programs Muscular Soreness Review Material Chapter 8 Assessing Body Composition Classification and Uses of Body Composition Measures Body Composition Models Reference Methods for Assessing Body Composition Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition Sources for Equipment Review Material Chapter 9 Designing Weight Management and Body Composition Programs Obesity, Overweight, and Underweight: Definitions and Trends Obesity: Types and Causes Weight Management Principles and Practices Designing Weight Management Programs: Preliminary Steps Designing Weight-Loss Programs Quick Weight-Loss Diets and Precautions Designing Weight-Gain Programs Designing Programs to Improve Body Composition Review Material Chapter 10 Assessing Flexibility Basics of Flexibility Assessment of Flexibility Flexibility Testing of Older Adults Sources for Equipment Review Material Chapter 11 Designing Programs for Flexibility and Low Back Care Training Principles Stretching Methods Designing Flexibility Programs: Exercise Prescription Designing Low Back Care Exercise Programs Review Material Appendix A Health and Fitness Appraisal A.1 Physical Activity Readiness Questionnarie (PAR-Q) A.2 Medical History Questionnaire A.3 Checklist for Signs and Symptoms of Disease A.4 Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X) A.5 Lifestyle Evaluation A.6 Informed Consent A.7 Sample ECG Tracings A.8 Analysis of Sample Case Study in Chapter 5 A.9 Web Sites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes Appendix B Cardiorespiratory Assessments B.1 Summary of GXT and Cardiorespiratory Field Test Protocols B.2 Rockport Fitness Charts B.3 Step Test Protocols Appendix C Muscular Fitness Exercise and Norms C.1 Average Strength, Endurance, and Power Values for Isokinetic (Omni-Tron) Tests C.2 Basic Static (Isometric) Exercises C.3 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises Appendix D Body Composition Assessments D.1 Prediction Equations for Residual Volume D.2 Standardized Sites for Skinfold Measurements D.3 Skinfold Sites for Jackson's Generalized Skinfold Equations D.4 Standardized Sites for Circumference Measurements D.5 Standardized Sites for Bony Breadth Measurements Appendix E Energy Intake and Expenditure E.1 Food Record and RDA Profile E.2 Sample Computerized Analysis of Food Intake E.3 Physical Activity Log E.4 Gross Energy Expenditure for Conditioning Exercises, Sports, and Recreational Activities E.5 Healthy Eating Pyramids Appendix F Flexibility Exercises, Low Back Care Exercises and Stress Assessment F.1 Selected Flexibility Exercises F.2 Exercise Do's and Don¿t's F.3 Exercises for Low Back Care List of Abbreviations Glossary References Index About the Author
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Physical fitness -- Testing.