This online continuing education course includes an e-book and exam that
addresses muscular fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. It
contains abridged content from Advanced Fitness Assessment and
Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition.
Mini e-book consisting of chapters from Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition
Continuing education exam
Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course provides a detailed look at the assessment of muscular fitness and the design of resistance training programs. This online course covers assessment of strength and muscular endurance, encompassing sources of measurement error in testing and additional considerations. Norms for healthy populations are included as well as data for testing older adults and children. A discussion on designing resistance training programs helps readers to develop customized plans and answers common questions about resistance training. The course concludes with a continuing education exam based on the required reading.
Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription Online CE Course offers updated information on developing resistance training programs for novice, intermediate, and advanced weightlifters. Readers will also learn the following:
Clinical methods of isometric muscle testing with endurance norms
Tests of core stability muscles
Tips for spotting resistance exercises
Design of resistance training for older adults
Whole-body vibration training as an adjunct to resistance training
Kettlebell training for improving strength, muscle endurance, and cardiorespiratory fitness
The transcriptome signature of resistance training
The effectiveness of supplements for increasing strength
The required reading, Muscular Fitness Assessment and Prescription, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014).
Chapter 6. Assessing Muscular Fitness
Definition of Terms
Strength and Muscular Endurance Assessment
Sources of Measurement Error in Muscular Fitness Testing
Additional Considerations for Muscular Fitness Testing
A.4 Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARmed-X)
A.5 SCORE System
A.6 Relative Risk Chart
A.7 Lifestyle Evaluation
A.8 Informed Consent
A.9 Websites for Selected Professional Organizations and Institutes
Appendix C Muscular Fitness Exercises and Norms
C.1 Standardized Testing Protocols for Digital, Handheld Dynamometry
C.2 Average Strength, Endurance, and Power Values for Isokinetic (Omni-Tron) Tests
C.3 Age-Gender Norms for 1-RM Squat and 1-RM Bench Press for Novice to Elite
C.4 Isometric Exercises
C.5 Dynamic Resistance Training Exercises
Continuing education course for health and fitness instructors, personal
trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise science
professionals, and exercise physiologists.
Vivian H. Heyward, PhD, is a Regents professor emerita at the
University of New Mexico, where she taught physical fitness assessment
and exercise prescription courses for 26 years. In addition to the
previous editions of this book, she has authored two editions of Applied
Body Composition Assessment (Human Kinetics, 1996, 2004) as well as
numerous articles in research and professional journals dealing with
various aspects of physical fitness assessment and exercise
prescription. Heyward has received many professional awards, including
Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Illinois and the
State University of New York at Cortland and the SWACSM Recognition
Award for distinguished professional service and achievement.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, golfing, and
snowshoeing. Heyward resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ann L. Gibson, PhD, is an associate professor and researcher in
exercise science at the University of New Mexico, with research
interests in body composition and physiological responses to exercise.
She developed the ancillary materials for the sixth edition of Advanced
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription in addition to
coauthoring the seventh edition.
Gibson has presented internationally in the area of obesity research.
She has also published original research in journals such as Medicine
& Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Research
Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Journal of Bone and Joint
Gibson resides in New Mexico, where she enjoys spending time outdoors
hiking, biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, and gardening.