Author: Edward T. Howley
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Release Date: 2007
Fitness Professional's Handbook, Fifth Edition,is back with a new title, an expanded scope, and thoroughly updated material. With three new chapters, numerous ancillaries, and material that reflect the current American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines, this text will allow both students and professionals to stay abreast of the latest research and information in the field. Formerly titled Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook,this full-color text has undergone a title change to better reflect its extensive use in the field. Reflective of updates made in the seventh edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription,it serves as an essential text for those seeking ACSM health/fitness instructor certification and an invaluable reference for certified fitness professionals striving to stay informed amid ongoing research advances. Every chapter has been updated based on the latest standards, guidelines, and research, allowing readers to explore the newest theories, research findings, and current issues in the field. The following are among the most significant changes to the text: -A completely rewritten chapter on health appraisal that focuses on the sequence of steps to follow in screening participants -Updates based on the most recent dietary guidelines and current standards for nutritional intake -A thorough discussion of how to develop effective exercise prescriptions for strength and endurance in a very small space -A new chapter that focuses on yoga, Pilates, and other mind–body exercises -Additional insight from an expert providing real-life experiences in both fitness- and hospital-based programs and details regarding budget development Through this text, students with little or no background in fitness testing and prescription will learn to screen participants, carry out standardized fitness tests to evaluate major components of fitness, and write appropriate fitness prescriptions. They will also learn how to apply this information to special populations, including children, older adults, women, or those with chronic disease (e.g., hypertension) or a specific condition (e.g., pregnancy). To aid readers with comprehension, the text retains the best features of previous editions, such as reproducible forms, useful key points, interesting sidebars, case study questions and answers, key terms and glossary, and extensive references throughout the book. The text features an array of ancillaries, making it easy for instructors to develop and effectively teach their course. All materials are offered through a convenient product-specific Web site and include a new instructor guide, a revised test bank, and a PowerPoint presentation package that includes art, photos, and tables pulled from the text. In addition, the text's attention to detail regarding the most common fitness tests allows it to be seamlessly integrated into lab experiences associated with fitness assessment. Fitness Professional's Handbook, Fifth Edition,provides readers with comprehensive information on the fundamentals of fitness, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Updates on assessing muscular fitness, applying guidelines for strength and muscular endurance training for diverse populations, preventing low back pain, and interpreting nutritional guidelines will allow readers to better understand the role of physical activity in the quality of life and how to follow practical guidelines for screening, testing, supervising, and modifying activity for various populations. As such, it will be a useful text for students and a valuable reference for practitioners.
Author: Aquatic Exercise Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive resource to help you design and lead effective exercise sessions in the pool. With contributions from 17 industry experts, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You'll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, as well as new and revised content on the following: • Specialty equipment such as bikes, treadmills, and gym stations intended for the aquatic environment • The latest interval training techniques, including HIIT and Tabata • Water safety guidelines • Aquatics recommendations from organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation • Nutrition and weight management guidance that reflects the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans • Business and legal insights on compliance with insurance, music licensing, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) In addition, the Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual covers basic exercise science concepts, including exercise anatomy and physiology. The text reviews injuries, emergencies, and working with special populations. For those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam, you'll find a detailed glossary and index, along with review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, to help you study. Nowhere else will you find the fitness applications and comprehensive programming you need in one convenient resource. The Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual contains essential foundational information on the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and the AEA Standards and Guidelines. Expand your teaching and career opportunities by cultivating the critical skills for leading safe, enjoyable, and effective aquatic exercise programs.
Author: Howley, Edward T.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition, provides current and future fitness professionals with the knowledge to screen participants, conduct standardized fitness tests, evaluate the major components of fitness, and prescribe appropriate exercise.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
Endorsed by EuropeActive, this text includes fundamentals and best practices of concepts, duties and responsibilities that fitness instructors perform on the job. The content applies to level 3 of the European Qualifications Framework.
Fit wie ein Turnschuh! Raus aus dem Sessel, rein in die Turnschuhe! Auch, wer bisher wenig Sport betrieben hat, wird bei der Lektüre dieses Buches schnell Lust bekommen, sich sportlich zu betätigen. Bereits Kapitel 1 nennt Ihnen 100 Gründe, warum Sie Ihren Körper trainieren sollten! Susan Schlosberg und Liz Neporent geben nützliche Tipps, wie Sie Ihr persönliches Fitnessprogramm erstellen, das Ihrem Fitnessniveau und Ihren Interessen entspricht und sich in einen ganz normalen Alltag integrieren lässt. Egal, ob Sie joggen oder walken möchten, Gewichte stemmen oder Yoga betreiben, abnehmen oder einfach kräftiger werden möchten - Ihr Körper wird es Ihnen danken! Sie erfahren: Wie Sie Ihre Fitness testen können und sich dann realistische Ziele setzen Wie Sie Ihrem Herzen etwas Gutes tun können Wie Sie Kraft gewinnen und Ihre Beweglichkeit trainieren Wie Sie im Fitnessstudio oder auch zuhause am besten trainieren
New and updated, The Fitness Instructor's Handbook, 3rd edition is the essential guide for anyone working in, or wishing to enter, the fitness industry. Including a brand new chapter on Cardiorespiratory machine exercises covering correct technique, safety points and step-by-step photos and updated references throughout, this new edition reflects the latest changes to the National Occupational Standards (levels 2 and 3). Topics covered include: The skeletal system muscles and tendons the energy system circulation and respiration components of fitness safety issues customer service screening clients planning and programme design exercise evaluation. Packed full of illustrations, case studies, revision questions and sample programmes this is the ideal book for those new to the industry as well as experienced trainers.
The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook follows on from The Fitness Instructor's Handbook. It is the first textbook to cover the National Occupational Standards and the Qualifications framework for Level 3 and Level 4 Instructors teaching Exercise and Fitness - required to teach one-on-one, and the standards which gyms are increasingly expecting staff to attain.
Author: Philippe Jorion
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Business & Economics
The essential reference for financial risk management Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, the Financial Risk Manager Handbook is the core text for risk management training programs worldwide. Presented in a clear and consistent fashion, this completely updated Sixth Edition, mirrors recent updates to the new two-level Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exam, and is fully supported by GARP as the trusted way to prepare for the rigorous and renowned FRM certification. This valuable new edition includes an exclusive collection of interactive multiple-choice questions from recent FRM exams. Financial Risk Manager Handbook, Sixth Edition supports candidates studying for the Global Association of Risk Professional's (GARP) annual FRM exam and prepares you to assess and control risk in today's rapidly changing financial world. Authored by renowned risk management expert Philippe Jorion, with the full support of GARP, this definitive guide summarizes the core body of knowledge for financial risk managers. Offers valuable insights on managing market, credit, operational, and liquidity risk Examines the importance of structured products, futures, options, and other derivative instruments Contains new material on extreme value theory, techniques in operational risk management, and corporate risk management Financial Risk Manager Handbook is the most comprehensive guide on this subject, and will help you stay current on best practices in this evolving field. The FRM Handbook is the official reference book for GARP's FRM certification program.
Author: Melvin H. Williams
Release Date: 1997
Im vorliegenden Buch vermittelt der Autor alle wichtigen Grundlagen der Ernährungslehre im Hinblick auf sportliches Training. Dabei geht er nicht nur auf ernährungswissenschaftliche Aspekte im Leistungssport, sondern auch im Breiten- und Freizeitsport ein. Zunächst gibt der Autor einen Überblick über Richtlinien zu sportlicher Aktivität und Ernährung für Gesundheitsförderung und Optimierung der körperlichen Leistung. Danach erläutert er detailliert die einzelnen Nährstoffe wie Kohlenhydrate, Fett, Eiweiss, Vitamine, Mineralstoffe und Wasser sowie ihre Bedeutung für die körperliche Aktivität. Dabei berücksichtigt er stets die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse. Anschliessend werden Körpergewicht und -zusammensetzung sowie Gewichtsab- bzw. -zunahme durch richtige Ernährung und körperliche Aktivität besprochen.
Author: Paul Illman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-07-30
THE MOST COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FOR PILOTS Fully revised to cover the most current protocols, this practical resource provides everything you need to communicate with confidence from the cockpit. The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, Sixth Edition discusses the full spectrum of radio facilities and communication responsibilities. Designed primarily, but not exclusively, for VFR pilots, this book spells out what to say to contact a facility, what you should expect to hear, and how to properly respond. A new chapter on communications and emergencies and new coverage of the International Phonetic Alphabet are included. Expand your flight horizons beyond the local controlled or uncontrolled airport with help from this must-have pilot's companion. Coverage includes: * Mastering aviation radio communications * Aviation accidents involving communication failure * Breaking through communication barriers * Airspace classifications * MULTICOM airport radio communications * UNICOM airport radio communications * Flight service stations * ATIS: automatic terminal information service * Ground control: the airport surface traffi c director * Transponder: the silent communicator * Operating and communicating in Class D and E airspaces * Operating and communicating in Class B, Class C, and TRSA airspaces * Communicating with approach/departure control * Communicating with air route traffic control centers * Handling radio failures * Communications and emergencies * A cross-country flight to bring it all together