Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness


Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness



Co-edited by former College at Brockport faculty member Peter J. Maud and by Carl Foster.

Provides practical, detailed descriptions of a range of accepted laboratory and field methods for assessing human fitness. It is an invaluable reference for professionals and students involved in human fitness assessment, including exercise physiology practitioners, graduate students in exercise physiology, exercise science researchers, sports medicine practitioners, and human fitness evaluators. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful first edition, Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness, Second Edition, summarizes the current scientific methods for assessment in areas such as: aerobic and anaerobic power; capacity for sustained exercise using blood lactate, respiratory markers, and heart rate markers; pulmonary gas exchange; mechanical power and strength; body composition; joint range of motion; and field testing of athletes.--Publisher's description



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2nd ed.

Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2006.

viii, 319 p. : illustrations ; 29 cm.




Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: OVR QP301 .P57 2006

CONTENTS: Fitness assessment defined / Peter J. Maud -- Direct determination of aerobic power / James A. Davis -- Indirect methods for estimation of aerobic power / Veronique Billat, Philippe Lopes -- Heart rate variability / Philippe Lopes, John White -- Blood lactate, respiratory, and heart rate markers on the capacity for sustained exercise / Carl Foster, Holly M. Cotter -- Testing for anaerobic ability / Peter J. Maud ... [et al.] -- The measurement of human mechanical power / Everett Harman -- Strength training / William J. Kraemer ... [et al.] -- Skeletal muscle structure and function / Michael McGuigan, Matthew Sharman -- The utility of near-infrared spectrophotometry in athletic assessment / Kenneth W. Rundell, Joohee Im -- Anthropometry and body composition measurement / James E. Graves ... [et al.] -- Static techniques for the evaluation of joint range of motion and muscle length / Peter J. Maud, Kate M. Kerr -- Field testing of athletes / Carl Foster ... [et al.].

Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness