Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I - Sport Testing: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I - Sport Testing

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide, 1st Edition

Edited by Edward M. Winter, Andrew M. Jones, R.C. Richard Davison, Paul D. Bromley, Tom H. Mercer


380 pages | 127 B/W Illus.

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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 Testing3. Blood Sampling4. Ethics and Physiological Testing Part 1Methodological Issues 5. Method Agreement and Measurement Error in the Physiology of Exercise6. Scaling: Adjusting physiological and performance measures for differences in body size7. Circadian RhythmsPart 2General Procedures 8. Lung and Respiratory Muscle Function9. Surface Anthropometry10. Measuring Flexibility 11. Pulmonary Gas Exchange 12. Lactate Testing13. 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. Cycling19. Modern Pentathlon 20. Rowing 21. Sailing 22. Swimming 23. Triathlon 24. Tennis25. 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

About the Editor

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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics