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

ISBN 9780367492397
Published March 14, 2022 by Routledge
342 Pages 12 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Since its first published edition more than 30 years ago, the BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) Physiological Testing Guidelines have represented the leading knowledge base of current testing methodology for sport and exercise scientists. Sport and exercise physiologists conduct physiological assessments that have proven validity and reliability, both in laboratory and sport-specific contexts. A wide variety of test protocols have been developed, adapted and refined to support athletes of all abilities reach their full potential. This book is a comprehensive guide to these protocols and to the key issues relating to physiological testing.

With contributions from leading specialist sport physiologists and covering a wide range of mainstream sports in terms of ethical, practical and methodological issues, this volume represents an essential resource for sport-specific exercise testing in both research and applied settings. This new edition draws on the authors’ experience of supporting athletes from many sports through several Olympic cycles to achieve world leading performances. While drawing on previous editions, it is presented in a revised format matching the sport groupings used in elite sport support within the UK sport institutes. Building on the underpinning general procedures, these specific chapters are supported by appropriate up-to-date case studies in the supporting web resources.

Table of Contents


R.C.Richard Davison and Paul M. Smith

Part 1

1.1 Professional Competency and Working with Others

Michael J. Price, Andrew M. Miles, Paul M. Smith

1.2: Physiological Exercise Testing: Ethical Considerations

Steve R. Bird and Andrew Smith

1.3: Health and Safety in Duty of Care: Evaluating and Stratifying Risk

S. Andy Sparks, Kelly Marrin, and Craig A. Bridge

1.4: Safeguarding in Physiological Testing

Emma Kavanagh and Daniel Rhind

1.5: Influence of Medication on Typical Exercise Response

Thom Phillips and Patrick Orme

Part 2

2.1: Data Intelligence and Feedback in a Clinical Context

Sarah Gilchrist and Mark Holmer

2.2: Reliability and Measurement Error

Shaun J. McLaren

2.3 Scaling: Adjusting Physiological and Performance Measures to Body Size

Edward Winter and Simon Jobson

Part 3

3.1: Participant Pre-test Preparation and Evaluation

Rachel Lord and Brian Begg

3.2: Maintenance and Calibration Standards: A Cornerstone of Laboratory Quality Assurance

David Green and Glyn Howatson

3.3: Lung and Respiratory Muscle Function

John Dickinson and Karl Sylvester

3.4: Surface Anthropometry

Susan C. Lennie  

3.5: Functional Screening

Mike Duncan, Stuart Elwell, and Mark Lyons

3.6: Assessment of Free-living Energy Expenditure

Enhad A. Chowdhury, Oliver J. Peacock, and Dylan Thompson

3.7: Respiratory Gas Analysis

Simon Marwood and Richie P. Goulding

3.8: Metabolic Threshold Testing: Interpretation and Prognostic Prescriptive Value

Mark Burnley and Matthew I. Black

3.9: Ratings of Perceived Exertion

John Buckley and Roger Eston

3.10: Clinical Strength Testing

Dale Cannavan and Katie Thralls-Butte

3.11: Blood Sampling

Ronald J Maughan and Susan M Shirreffs

3.12: Field Based Assessments for Determining Aerobic Fitness and Exercise Prescription

John Buckley, Jennifer Reed and Tim Grove


3.13: Quantifying Free-living Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours in Adults

Oliver J. Peacock, Enhad A. Chowdhury, and Dylan Thompson

3.14: Musculoskeletal Assessment

Nigel Gleeson and Andrea Bailey

Part 4

4.1: Assessment of Peripheral Blood Flow and Vascular Function

Benjamin J.R. Buckley, Maxime Boidin and Dick H.J. Thijssen

4.2: Application of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry

Karen Hind


4.3: Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function

Christopher Johnson, Keith George, and David Oxborough

4.4: Methods in Exercise Immunology

Nicolette C. Bishop and Neil P. Walsh

4.5: Skeletal Muscle Biopsy: Techniques and Applications

Richard A. Ferguson and Natalie F. Shur

Part 5

5.1: Exercise Testing in Obesity

David Broom, Matthew Capehorn, and Anna Myers.

5.2: Exercise Testing in Cardiovascular Disease

Victoria S. Sprung, John P. Buckley, and David L. Oxborough

5.3: Exercise Testing in Diabetes

Rob C Andrews, Parth Narendran, and Emma Cockcroft

5.4: Exercise Testing in Chronic Kidney Disease

Pelagia Koufaki, Sharlene Greenwood, and Jamie H Macdonald

5.5: Exercise Testing in Chronic Lung Disease

Oliver J. Price, Karl Sylvester, Shakespeare, J, and Mark A. Faghy

5.6: Exercise Testing in Breast and Prostate Cancer

John M. Saxton and Ruth Ashton

5.7: Exercise Testing in Peripheral Arterial Disease

Amy Harwood, Edward Caldow, and Gabriel Cucato


5.8: Exercise Testing in Children

Craig Williams, Melitta McNarry, and Keith Tolfrey

5.9: Exercise Testing in Older Adults

Matt W. Hill and Michael J. Price

5.10: Exercise Testing in Females

Kirsty M. Hicks, Anthony C. Hackney, Michael Dooley, and George Bruinvels

5.11: Exercise Testing in Pregnancy

Victoria L. Meah, Amal Hassan, Lin Foo, Christoph Lees, and Marlize de Vivo

5.12: Exercise Testing in Heart Failure

Eric J. Stöhr, Lauren K. Truby, Veli Topkara, Gordon McGregor, and Mark J. Haykowsky

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R.C. Richard Davison, PhD, FBASES, CSci, is Professor of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland, UK.

Paul M. Smith, PhD, FBASES, FHEA, is Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

James Hopker, PhD, is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Deputy Director of the Division of Natural Sciences at the University of Kent, UK.

Michael J. Price, PhD, FBASES, is Reader in Exercise Physiology at Coventry University, UK.

Florentina Hettinga, PhD, FACSM, FECSS, SFHEA, is Professor of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange of the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, UK.

Garry Tew, PhD, FBASES, FHEA, is Professor of Clinical Exercise Science in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, UK.

Lindsay Bottoms, PhD, FBASES, is Reader in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and the Director of the Research Centre for Psychology and Sports Sciences.