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Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I - Sport Testing
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide

ISBN 9780415361415
Published December 19, 2006 by Routledge
400 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Sport and exercise physiologists are called upon to carry out physiological assessments that have proven validity and reliability, both in sport-specific and health-related contexts. A wide variety of test protocols have been developed and refined. This book is a comprehensive guide to these protocols and to the key issues relating to physiological testing.

Volume I covers sport-specific testing, and Volume II covers clinical and exercise specific testing.

With contributions from leading specialist sport, exercise and clincial physiologists, and covering a wide range of mainstream sports, special populations, and ethical, practical and methodological issues, these volumes represent an essential resource for sport-specific and clinical exercise testing in both research and applied settings.

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Table of Contents

1. Health and Safety  2. Psychological Issues in Testing  3. Blood Sampling  4. Ethics and Physiological Testing  Part 1 Methodological Issues  5. Method Agreement and Measurement Error in the Physiology of Exercise  6. Scaling: Adjusting physiological and performance measures for differences in body size  7. Circadian Rhythms  Part 2 General Procedures  8. Lung and Respiratory Muscle Function  9. Surface Anthropometry  10. Measuring Flexibility  11. Pulmonary Gas Exchange  12. Lactate Testing  13. Ratings of Perceived Exertion  14. Strength Testing  15. Upper-Body Exercise  Part 3 Sport-Specific Procedures  16. Middle- and Long-Distance Running  17. Amateur Boxing  18. Cycling  19. Modern Pentathlon  20. Rowing  21. Sailing  22. Swimming  23. Triathlon  24. Tennis  25. Table Tennis  26. Squash  27. Badminton  28. Artistic Gymnastics  29. Cricket  30. Basketball  31. Soccer  32. Netball  33. Rugby League  34. Rugby Union  35. Judo  36. Winter Sports  37. Figure Skating  Part 4 Special Populations  38. Children and Fitness Testing  39. Testing Older People  40. Testing the Female Athlete

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Edward Winter is Professor of the Physiology of Exercise at Sheffield Hallam University.  His major research interest is scaling, or how to adjust physiological and performance measures for body size differences.  He has worked with a range of top performers in squash, athletics, hockey and rugby.  He is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences for physiology research and scientific support and is a British Olympic Association registered physiologist. 

Andy Jones is Professor and Chair of Applied Physiology at the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre at the University of Exeter.  He is internationally recognised for his research in respiratory physiology (particularly pulmonary gas exchange responses to exercise) and elite sports performance physiology (particularly in relation to endurance athletes).

Richard Davison is Principal Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth.  Dr Davison has published in excess of 30 scientific papers and book chapters and is currently an expert reviewer for the Journal of Sports Sciences, the International Journal of Sports Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  Richard co-edited the 3rd edition of the BASES Physiology Testing Guidelines, published by BASES. 

Paul Bromley is Principal Lecturer at the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, UK. 

Tom Mercer is Professor of Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, UK.