Basic Fitness Testing: Field Tests for Sports and Fitness Professionals

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9780976805434: Basic Fitness Testing: Field Tests for Sports and Fitness Professionals
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A new and improved print edition of the original e-manual is now available. The improved and re-illustrated book provides coaching and PE professional students with a "laboratory" text that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. And one that they can really use in the field once they graduate. In the manual, there are detailed instructions for administration and evaluation of field-based tests relevant to sport and fitness (designed to logically supply the experiential content of a typical 16-week university semester). No metabolic carts, electromyographs, lactate analyzers, or any other specialized laboratory or clinical equipment is needed. Less than $50 worth of basic supplies available at Wal-Mart can support almost all of the 26 assessment activities. All tests can be done easily with the physical plant normally found in any school, club, or clinic. The manual presents 6 pre-exercise participation/testing screening activities and 20 varied testing activities each assessing either strength, endurance, or mobility. Every individual activity section is prefaced with a physiology-based explanation of what is tested, why it is tested, and how the results can be interpreted and applied. A student laboratory report form is included at the end of each activity or related group of activities.

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Lon Kilgore, Ph.D. is a professor of kinesiology at Midwestern State University where he teaches sport & fitness physiology and applied anatomy. He has also held faculty appointments in Exercise Science at Kansas State University and Warnborough University (IRL). He has authored or co-authored several exercise professional textbooks, numerous research articles on the biology of exercise, and many articles that interpret exercise science for the average coach and trainee. A nationally ranked weightlifter from age 13, he has practical experience as an NCAA strength coach, as coach of international caliber competitive weightlifters, and as a consultant for athletes in a variety of sports. His students have become university faculty, high school and university sport coaches, private fitness practitioners, physicians, physical therapists, wellness directors, and US national team coaches in weightlifting and cycling. He has been a member or Chair of the Sports Science Committee for USA Weightlifting for 10 years, a researcher on the USOC Weightlifting Performance Enhancement Team project, and is a member of the Board of Certification for the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. Chad Touchberry, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine where he is a researcher in muscle physiology. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USA Weightlifting Club Coach. He has many years of experience as a competitor and coach in strength and power sports.

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