This lab manual is designed to benefit those colleges and universities that offer courses with lab components in physical fitness, exercise physiology, and healthy lifestyles but do not have the facilities and/or budget to allow students to train in high-tech laboratory settings. This long-overdue book-essential for sports and exercise science departments on a budget-provides meaningful lab experiences that don't require sophisticated and expensive equipment.
The labs were written and designed to be self-administered or administered to others. Readers will find the book an essential resource for any career involving physical fitness and performance testing. This book's clear and concise layout makes it an ideal tool both for learning and for practical application in professional settings.
The book includes 31 labs divided into eight units:
Body composition and body build
Labs include these features: Background, Terms and Abbreviations, Equipment (and pricing), Procedures, Equations, Sample Calculations, Worksheets, Tables, Extension Activities, and References. The manual also includes a table of units and conversions, a list of equipment and vendors, a Glossary, and an Index.
2. Aerobic Fitness
3. Fatigue Thresholds
4. Muscular Strength
5. Muscular Endurance
6. Muscular Power
7. Body Composition and Body Build
"This is a terrific, low-cost lab manual that provides a wide variety of laboratory exercises. The labs are straight forward, and the feedback from my students has been very complimentary. It's hard to find a book that combines very strong content with a highly reasonable price tag." Jeff Bolles, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
"I have used this book for the past couple of years and like the way it is structured." David Spierer, Long Island University