Applied Body Composition Assessment

Author: Vivian H. Heyward
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015058114409
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Bringing both practitioners and students up to date on the latest body composition methods and equations for healthy and clinical populations, this volume is a comprehensive textbook on body composition assessment.

Human Body Composition

Author: Steven Heymsfield
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736046550
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

The 2nd edition of Human Body Composition includes updated information and new chapters. The editors and 35 contributors are well respected researchers in the field of body composition science. This is one of few texts that provides comprehensive coverage of body composition research. The primary intent is to present current information on research methods. This book can serve as a textbook for those who are students or new researchers. Descriptions of various methods and background information are imparted in great detail with numerous references. New chapters address energy expenditure, animal body composition, molecular genetics and body composition as it relates to disease states of cancer, HIV, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This book is recommended for students and new researchers in the field of body composition research who need to learn various methods, histories and practical applications--Publisher's description.

Body Composition Assessment in Children and Adolescents

Author: T. Jürimäe
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9783805571319
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Medical

Stimulating and up to date, this book is a distinctive reference for pediatricians, nutritionists, anthropologists, exercise and sport scientists as well as sport medicine specialists.

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 7th Edition

Author: Heyward, Vivian H.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450466004
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Health & Fitness

Built around physical fitness components, this text shows how to assess each fitness component and then how to design exercise programs based on that assessment. It bridges the gap between research and practice for exercise science students and fitness professionals.

Children Obesity and Exercise

Author: Andrew P. Hills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134132270
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Education

Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic. Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adolescent obesity. It covers: overweight, obesity and body composition; physical activity, growth and development; psycho-social aspects of childhood obesity; physical activity behaviours; eating behaviours; measuring children’s behaviour; interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity. Children, Obesity and Exercise addresses the need for authoritative advice and innovative approaches to the prevention and management of this chronic problem.

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual Tests Procedures and Data

Author: Roger Eston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135252717
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise scientists offer a clear and comprehensive introduction to essential principles and techniques. Each chapter guides the reader through the planning and conduct of practical and laboratory sessions and includes a survey of current theory and contemporary literature relating to that topic. The book is fully illustrated and includes worked examples, exercises, research data, chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout. Volume One: Anthropometry covers key topics such as: body composition, proportion, and growth evaluating posture, flexibility and range of motion children's physiology, maturation and sport performance field work statistical methods for kinesiology and sport accurate scaling of data for sport and exercise sciences. The Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual is essential reading for all serious students and researchers working in sport and exercise science, kinesiology and human movement. Roger Eston is Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Thomas Reilly is Professor of Sports Science and Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Body Composition

Author: Henry C. Lukaski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351646956
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

Interest in the relationships between body structure and function in physical activity has persisted for centuries. Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport advances understanding beyond simple descriptions of body physique and composition of athletes and fills gaps in our understanding of the important role of muscle, fat, and bone in facilitating physical performance and health in sports and physically demanding occupations. lt addresses basic, practical, and applied topics in body composition, performance, and health with comprehensive reviews organized in four logical parts: Body Composition Assessment; Physical Activity and Body Composition; Body Composition in Sports and Occupations; and Moderating Factors. This book integrates state-of-the-art knowledge by international experts in the field and produces an evidence-based practical guide for a balanced understanding of the role and use of body composition assessment in physical performance and health for youth and adults. It also provides a needed link between the practice of body composition assessment and its application by members of public health advisory committees that develop national guidelines for diet, physical activity, and health. This book is suitable for students and professionals in sports nutrition, exercise science, kinesiology, and athletic training. Sport administrators and policy-makers for international and national sport federations and organizations, and national intercollegiate and scholastic federations, would also benefit from this book.

Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness

Author: Peter J. Maud
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073604633X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This text summarises current scientific methods for the assessment of human physiological fitness. The authors provide a rationale for methods of assessment, examine the limitations of some methods and provide details of alternative techniques.

Body Composition in Sport Exercise and Health

Author: Arthur D Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136478291
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Medical

The analysis of body composition (fat, bone and muscle) is an important process throughout the biomedical sciences. This is the first book to offer a clear and detailed introduction to the key methods and techniques in body composition analysis and to explain the importance of body composition data in the context of sport, exercise and health. With contributions from some of the world’s leading body composition specialists, the book goes further than any other in demonstrating the practical and applied value of body composition analysis in areas such as performance sport and weight control in clinical populations. The book pays particular attention to the important concept of change in body composition, and includes discussion of ethical issues in the collection, interpretation and presentation of data, and considerations when working with special populations. Bridging the gap between research methods and practical application, this book is important reading for advanced students and practitioners working in sport and exercise science, health science, anatomy, nutrition, physical therapy or ergonomics.

Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance

Author: Sharon Plowman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781784069
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Medical

This textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. It combines basic exercise physiology with special applications and contains flexible organisation of independent units.

Exercise and Sport Science

Author: William E. Garrett
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0683034219
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

Written by experts in exercise physiology, exercise science, and biomechanics, this volume focuses specifically on exercise science in relation to athletic performance and to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of athletic injuries. The text is logically organized into sections on energy metabolism, exercise physiology, organ system responses to exercise, general concerns in applied exercise science, sports biomechanics, and applied sports physiology. The biomechanics and sports physiology sections focus on particular sports, to determine specific diagnosis and treatment aspects. The book also includes chapters on exercise in children and the elderly, environmental influences on physical performance, overtraining, chronobiology, and microgravity.

ACSM s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

Author: David P. Swain
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781609139568
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Genre: Medical

ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription was created as a complement to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs and the major position stands of the ACSM. The 7th edition provides information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth in the new edition of Guidelines, and explains the science behind the exercise testing and prescription. ACSM's Resource Manual is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fitness and clinical exercise fields, as well as those in academic training.

The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine An IOC Medical Commission Publication The Young Athlete

Author: Helge Hebestreit
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470695500
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Medical

This essential new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a thorough overview of the unique physiologic characteristics, responsiveness to training, and possible health hazards involved in the training, coaching, and medical care of young athletes. Intense involvement in competitive sports often begins during childhood. During adolescence, many athletes reach their peak performance and some may participate in World Championships and Olympic Games at a relatively young age. The Young Athlete presents the available information relevant to exercise and training in youth, reviewed and summarized by authors who are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. The Young Athlete is subdivided into seven parts covering: the physiologic bases of physical performance in view of growth and development; trainability and the consequences of a high level of physical activity during childhood and adolescence for future health; the epidemiology of injuries, their prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; non-orthopedic health concerns including the pre-participation examination; psychosocial issues relevant to young athletes; diseases relevant to child and adolescent athletes; the methodology relevant to the assessment of young athletes. This valuable reference summarizes a large database of information from thousands of studies and is especially relevant to sports physicians, pediatricians, general practitioners, physical therapists, dietitians, coaches, students, and researchers in the exercise sciences.

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition

Author: Raymond J. Geor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702054181
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Medical

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition is a comprehensive text resource on the nutrition and feeding management of horses. Over 20 experts from around the world share their wisdom on a topic of central relevance to all equine practitioners and the equine community generally. Both basic and applied (including healthy and diseased animals) nutrition and feeding management of horses and other equids (i.e. ponies, donkeys, wild equids) are covered. The book will appeal to a wide audienc: undergraduate and post-graduate students in equine science and veterinary medicine, veterinarians, equine nutritionists, horse trainers and owners. The clinical component will strengthen the appeal for equine veterinarians. Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition will be a "must have" for anyone involved in the care of horses, ponies and other equids. The book is divided into 3 parts: Basic or core nutrition in this context refers to digestive physiology of the horse and the principles of nutrition. Applied nutrition deals with the particular types of foods, and how to maintain an optimum diet through various life stages of the horse. You might characterize this aspect as prevention of disease through diet. Clinical nutrition covers various diseases induced by poor diet, and their dietary treatment and management. It also looks at specific feeding regimes useful in cases disease not specifically induced by diet. Authoritative, international contributions Strong coverage of clinical aspects either omitted from or only sparsely dealt with elsewhere Full colour throughout The only clinical equine nutrition book

Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport

Author: Timothy R. Ackland
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736063382
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

"Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, Second Edition, "offers a variety of information for coaches and sport scientists that can be integrated and applied to the elements of body structure, body composition, assessment, physiology, and biomechanics.