4th Edition

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology

Edited By Kevin Norton, Roger Eston Copyright 2019
    578 Pages
    by Routledge

    578 Pages
    by Routledge

    Fully updated, revised and consolidated into one single volume, the fourth edition of Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology offers the best theoretically contextualised, practical resource for instructors and students available.

    Incorporating substantial sections on kinanthropometry, exercise physiology, energy systems and the application of science in health and high performance settings, the book covers the basics of measurement in exercise science through to advanced methods, and includes brand new chapters on:

    • Pre-exercise screening and health risk stratification
    • Functional movement assessment
    • Point of care testing
    • Anthropometry standards
    • Anaerobic power and capacity
    • History of exercise for health benefits
    • Monitoring training loads in high-performance athletes
    • Measuring game style in team sports

    Offering on-line access to newly developed exercise science measurement tools through the Exercise Science Toolkit – www.exercisesciencetoolkit.com – no other book offers such a complete resource, from the science of kinanthropometry and exercise physiology to their applications in health and performance, through practical, interactive learning. This book is an essential companion for students on any sport and exercise science-related degree programme and any instructor leading practical, laboratory-based classes.

    Section I: Measurement in Exercise Science

    1. Pre-exercise Screening and Health Risk Assessment

    Lynda H. Norton and Kevin I. Norton

    2. Movement Capacity Screening and Assessment

    Max Martin, Hunter Bennett, Kade Davison, and John Arnold

    3. Blood Sampling and Point-Of-Care Testing

    Lynda H. Norton and Kevin I. Norton

    4. Standards for Anthropometry Assessment

    Kevin I. Norton

    5. Human Body Composition

    Jonathan Buckley, Michael Hawes, Alan Martin, and Roger G. Eston

    6. Anthropometry and Body Image

    Tim S. Olds

    7. Growth, Maturation, and Physical Fitness

    Alan R. Barker, Luis Gracia-Marco, Dimitris Vlachopoulos, and Craig A. Williams

    8. Scaling: Adjusting for Differences in Body Size

    Edward M. Winter and Alan M. Nevill

    Section II: Physiological Systems at Rest and During Exercise

    9. Lung Function

    Alan J. Crockett, Tjard R. Schermer, and Roger G. Eston

    10. Assessment of Neuromuscular Performance Using Electromyography

    Nigel Gleeson

    11. Thermoregulation

    N. Tim Cable and Sam Chalmers

    12. Anaerobic Lactacid Energy System: Measures of Anaerobic Lactacid Power and Capacity

    David Bishop and Nicholas Jamnick

    13. Aerobic Exercise Performance

    Andrew M. Jones, Mark Burnley, and Anni Vanhatalo

    14. Maximal Oxygen Uptake, Economy, and Efficiency

    Carlton B. Cooke and Mark J. Cooke

    15. Metabolic Rate and Energy Balance

    Carlton B. Cooke and Mark J. Cooke

    Section III: Applications for Health and Performance

    16. The Exercise-health Paradigm: A Historical Perspective

    Katherine Devonshire-Gill

    17. Characterising Physical Behaviours in Free-Living Populations: How Much? When? Where? What?

    Alex V. Rowlands

    18. Perceived Exertion, Heart Rate and Other Non-Invasive Methods for Exercise Testing And Intensity Control

    Roger G. Eston and Gaynor Parfitt

    19. Physiological Basis for Training and Monitoring the Training Response

    Stuart R. Graham and Grace Greenham

    20. Game Style in Team Sports: What Is It and How to Measure It?

    Stuart Gollan, Adam Hewitt, Grace Greenham, and Kevin I. Norton

    21. Anaerobic Power and Capacity in Masters Athletes

    Peter Reaburn, Thomas Doering, and Damon Arezzolo


    Kevin Norton is a Professor of Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, Australia. His current research and teaching interests include exercise-induced changes to health risk factors, interventions to increase physical activity among adults, and limits to human performance in sport.

    Roger Eston is a Professor of Exercise Science and Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, Australia. His research interests include anthropometry and physiology relating to health and performance in children and adults.