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Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes-2nd Edition

By Australian Institute of Sport, Rebecca Tanner, Christopher Gore

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Format: Hardcover, 560 pages, 2nd Revised Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 24 August 2012
This title deals with physiological testing to measure and increase athletic performance. "Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, 2nd Edition", presents the most up-to-date protocols used for assessing serious athletes and is based on the insight and experience of sport scientists who work closely with elite athletes to optimize sporting success. This comprehensive guide offers the theory and practice of both general and sport-specific physiological testing procedures and how to use these tests to identify the strengths and weaknesses of athletes, monitor progress, provide feedback and enhance their performance. Testing protocols for 18 internationally recognized sports are introduced and include a rationale for the tests, lists of necessary equipment and detailed testing procedures. New to the second edition are sport-specific assessments for Australian football, BMX cycling, rugby, sprint kayaking, high-performance walking and indoor and beach volleyball.

Table of Contents

Part I: Laboratory and Athlete Preparation Chapter 1: Quality Assurance in Exercise Physiology Laboratories Evaluating Quality Assurance Australian Certification Model Implementing Quality Assurance References Chapter 2: Pretest Environment and Athlete Preparation Risk Management Processes Quality Assurance Considerations Medical Screening Musculoskeletal Screening Informed Consent Pretest Athlete Questionnaire Pretest Diet Considerations Pretest Checklists References Chapter 3: Data Collection and Analysis Data Capture and Storage Data Cleansing Data Transformation Analytical Approaches to Testing Athletes Measurement Studies Presentation of Results References Part II: Testing Concepts and Athlete Monitoring Chapter 4: Ergometer-Based Maximal Neuromuscular Power Muscular Power Output Maximal Power Output Peak Power Output Maximal Neuromuscular Power Expected Test Scores and Data Interpretation References Chapter 5: Anaerobic Capacity Energy Systems Lactate and Fatigue Anaerobic ATP Production Maximal Accumulated Oxygen Deficit References Chapter 6: Blood Lactate Thresholds Blood Lactate Testing Rationale Concepts and Controversies Test Protocols Practical Applications References Chapter 7: Determination of Maximal Aerobic Power (VO2max) Theoretical Rationale Ergometers VO2 Test Systems Volumetric and Gas Analysis Equipment General Procedures Calculations References Chapter 8: Altitude Training Classical Altitude Training Live High, Train Low Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure and Training Using Hypoxia to Prepare for Competition at Altitude Using Hypoxia to Prepare for Competition at Sea Level Altitude and Illness References Chapter 9: Heat Physiological Responses to Hot Environmental Conditions Performance in the Heat Use of Heat and Humidity as a Training Intervention Core Temperature Measurement Site Heat-Associated Illness References Chapter 10: Physiological Recovery Compression Clothing Hydrotherapy Sleep Massage Stretching Active Recovery References Part III: Fundamental Assessment Principles and Protocols Chapter 11: Assessment of Physique Body Composition Models Air Displacement Plethysmography Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Surface Anthropometry Alternate Technologies Factors Influencing Reliability of Methods References Chapter 12: Testing and Training Agility Factors Influencing Agility Performance Contemporary Definition of Agility Agility Testing Protocols Individual Interpretation of Tests Training Directions Based on Test Results References Chapter 13: Strength and Power Assessment Protocols Relationship Between Strength And Power Strength and Power Assessment Principles Strength, Power, and Functional Performance References Chapter 14: Field Testing Principles and Protocols Test Reliability Athlete Preparation Test Environment References Chapter 15: Perceptual-Cognitive and Perceptual-Motor Contributions to Elite Performance Anticipating the Movement of an Opponent Recognizing Typical Patterns of Play in Team Sports Possessing Superior Decision-Making Skills Superior Anticipation of Event Probabilities Improved Capacity to Dual Task Constructing and Implementing a Testing Battery Task Representation References Part IV: Physiological Protocols for the Assessment of Athletes in Specific Sports Chapter 16: Australian Football Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 17: Basketball Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 18: Cricket Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 19: High-Performance Cyclists Track Cycling Road Cycling BMX Mountain Bike Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 20: Football (Soccer) Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 21: Hockey Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 22: Netball Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 23: Rowers Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 24: Rugby League Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 25: Rugby Union Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 26: Runners and Walkers Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 27: Sailors Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 28: Sprint Kayak Athletes Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 29: Swimmers Practical Applications of Physiological Testing Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 30: Tennis Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 31: Triathletes Establishing Guidelines for Quantifying Training and Racing Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 32: Indoor and Beach Volleyball Players Indoor Volleyball Beach Volleyball Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References Chapter 33: Water Polo Players Athlete Preparation Test Environment Equipment Checklist Test Protocols References

About the Author

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the High Performance Division of the Australian Sports Commission and Australia's premier sport training institute. The AIS has gained an international reputation as a best-practice model for high-performance athlete development delivering outstanding results through a combination of skilled coaches, world-class facilities, and cutting-edge sport science and sports medicine services. The institute offers 36 sport programs in 26 sports, with hundreds of scholarships offered annually to Australia's finest athletes. The headquarters of the AIS is located in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. AIS programs are also located throughout Australia in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney as well as in Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

EAN: 9780736097116
ISBN: 0736097112
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Dimensions: 27.94 x 21.59 x 3.81 centimetres (1.81 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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