Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance

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Written especially for exercise science and physical education students, this text provides a solid foundation in theory illuminated by application and performance models to increase understanding and to help students apply what they've learned in the classroom and beyond.

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Restructures the manual into parts that correspond to fitness components and physiological systems: strength testing, anaerobic exercise, aerobic exercise, cardiovascular testing respiratory testing, flexibility testing, and body composition.
Expands the coverage of basic data collection to consider the distinction between mass, force, and weight and the procedures for measuring stature and body mass.
Simplifies the calculations so they are less complicated and easier to understand enabling students to solve problems more readily.
Revises the fitness vs. time continuum to coincide with the latest research including new figures and new tables.
Adds Internet resources that provide web addresses in selected references so students may explore various topics in depth.
Provides "Calibration Boxes" throughout the text for those who want to go into further depth with the instruments.
Features clearly laid out testing procedures and usable end-of-chapter forms that havae been revised for even greater clarity making this a practical text to use in the lab.
Includes "Accuracy Boxes" throughout the text to aid in examining the validity and reliability of the tests performed.
Uses a consistent format that is easy to follow and takes care not not use expensive and elaborate equipment to ensure lab assignments that can be conducted in most exercise physiology labs.
Features new illustrations to stimulate students' interest in the lab activities and reinforce the manual's content.

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March, 2001 Elected President of ACSM

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