Fitness Professional’s Handbook by Edward Howley and B. Don Franks
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- Health appraisal that focuses on the sequence of steps to follow in screening participants
-Updates based on the most recent dietary guidelines and current standards for nutritional intake
-A thorough discussion of how to develop effective exercise prescriptions for strength and endurance in a very small space
-A new chapter that focuses on yoga, Pilates, and other mindâbody exercises Through this text, students with little or no background in fitness testing and prescription will learn to screen participants, carry out standardized fitness tests to evaluate major components of fitness, and write appropriate fitness prescriptions. They will also learn how to apply this information to special populations, including children, older adults, women, or those with chronic disease (e.g., hypertension) or a specific condition (e.g., pregnancy). To aid readers with comprehension, the text retains the best features of previous editions, such as reproducible forms, useful key points, interesting sidebars, case study questions and answers, key terms and glossary, and extensive references throughout the book.
Fitness Professional's Handbook, Fifth Edition,provides readers with comprehensive information on the fundamentals of fitness, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Updates on assessing muscular fitness, applying guidelines for strength and muscular endurance training for diverse populations, preventing low back pain, and interpreting nutritional guidelines will allow readers to better understand the role of physical activity in the quality of life and how to follow practical guidelines for screening, testing, supervising, and modifying activity for various populations. As such, it will be a useful text for students and a valuable reference for practitioners. (Hardcover).