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NSCA's Guide to Test Assessments
- Offers extensive information on performance-related assessment and testing.
- Tells how to measure key performance components.
- Hardback book with 368 pages.
This book offers strength and conditioning professionals a one-stop resource for the best research-supported performance measures available. Created by top experts in the National Strength and Conditioning Association, this comprehensive text offers extensive information on which factors matter and how to evaluate them as accurately and easily as possible, a team of contributors have compiled an exceptional reference and valuable tool for practicing professional and an indispensable educational resource for students.
This book offers the latest research from respected scientists and practitioners in exercise testing and assessment. The book begins with an introduction to testing, data analysis and formulating conclusions. It then features tests and assessments for body composition, heart rate and blood pressure, metabolic rate, aerobic power, lactate threshold, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, speed and agility, mobility, and balance and stability. Using descriptions of multiple test options for each key fitness component, readers will learn to choose from a range of alternatives to meet the needs of their athletes, reaching training objectives, choose from available equipment and work within budgets.
Each chapter provides a summary of key testing and assessment information for each component, the equipment needed for performing the test, step-by-step instructions, normative data for the tests and multiple test options per conditioning component. Insights into the applications of testing for certain components are also presented:
- The value of body composition assessments in determining health and fitness levels for competitive athletes as well as individuals across the lift span.
- How an understanding of 24-hour energy expenditure can be useful in structuring a complete diet and exercise plan for weight loss, gain or maintenance.
- How to select a maximal or submaximal aerobic power test that is specific to the demands of a client's or athlete's sport.
- Discussion of the mechanical and physiological factors shown to influence the expression of muscular strength.
- An examination of the relevant factors influencing power production and explosive movement capacity.
- Differences between mobility and flexibility and a discussion of the acute versus chronic effects of static stretching.
- Theories and concepts of balance and stability, their effects on performance, and categories of testing for balance and stability.
A look inside:
Chapter 1: Tests, Data Analysis, and Conclusions
Chapter 2: Body Composition
Chapter 3: Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
Chapter 4: Metabolic Rate
Chapter 5: Aerobic Power
Chapter 6: Lactate Threshold
Chapter 7: Muscular Strength
Chapter 8: Muscular Endurance
Chapter 9: Power
Chapter 10: Speed and Agility
Chapter 11: Mobility
Chapter 12: Balance and Stability
2012. 368 pages.
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