"Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual" is a comprehensive source of information for instructors and students interested in practical laboratory experiences related to the field of exercise physiology. The manual provides instruction on the measurement and evaluation of muscular strength, anaerobic fitness, aerobic fitness, cardiovascular function, respiratory function, flexibility, and body composition. Written in a research format, each chapter, provides the rationale underlying each test, includes detailed methods and up-to-date comparative data, and concludes with a discussion of the results based on published studies. Homework forms at the end of each chapter can be completed in preview of an upcoming lab or in review of a completed lab. Lab Results forms direct students on the collection of laboratory data and the calculation and evaluation of the results. "Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual" can be used as a stand-alone lab manual, as a complement to any exercise physiology textbook, and as a reference for numerous other exercise science and kinesiology courses in measurement and evaluation, strength and conditioning, or exercise prescription.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Orientation to Measurement in Exercise Physiology 1: Terminology 2: Scientific Units of Measure 3: Collection of Basic Data Part 2: Strength Testing 4: Dynamic Strength 5: Static Strength 6: Isokinetic Strength Part 3: Anaerobic Exercise 7: "Horizontal Power" -- Sprinting 8: Vertical Power -- Jumping 9: Anaerobic Cycling 10: Anaerobic Stepping 11: Anaerobic Treadmill Running Part 4: Aerobic Activity 12: Aerobic Running and Walking 13: Aerobic Stepping 14: Aerobic Cycling 15: Maximal Oxygen Consumption Part 5: Cardiovascular Tests 16: Resting Blood Pressure 17: Exercise Blood Pressure 18: Resting Electrocardiogram 19: Exercise Electrocardiogram Part 6: Pulmonary Testing 20: Resting Lung Volumes 21: Exercise Ventilation Part 7: Range of Motion 22: Flexibility Part 8: Body Composition 23: Body Mass Index 24: Girth 25: Skinfolds 26: Hydrostatic Weighing Appendix A: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Appendix B: Reporting Units and Symbols Appendix C: Sample Problems and Solutions Appendix D: Informed Consent for Participating in Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Dr. William Beam is an Ohio native who received his B.S. in biology from the College of Wooster and completed his Ph.D. in exercise physiology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gene Adams is another native Ohioan who completed his undergraduate education at UCLA and his doctorate at the University of Southern California.