This lab manual is designed to benefit those colleges and universities that offer courses with lab components in physical fitness, exercise physiology, and healthy lifestyles but do not have the facilities and/or budget to allow students to train in high-tech laboratory settings. This long-overdue book-essential for sports and exercise science departments on a budget-provides meaningful lab experiences that don't require sophisticated and expensive equipment. The labs were written and designed to be self-administered or administered to others. Readers will find the book an essential resource for any career involving physical fitness and performance testing. This book's clear and concise layout makes it an ideal tool both for learning and for practical application in professional settings. The book includes 31 labs divided into eight units: Introductory labs Aerobic fitness Fatigue thresholds Muscular strength Muscular endurance Muscular power Body composition and body build Flexibility Labs include these features: Background, Terms and Abbreviations, Equipment (and pricing), Procedures, Equations, Sample Calculations, Worksheets, Tables, Extension Activities, and References. The manual also includes a table of units and conversions, a list of equipment and vendors, a Glossary, and an Index.
Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing, and Physical Fitness is a comprehensive text that will provide students with meaningful lab experiences--whether they have access to sophisticated laboratories and expensive equipment, or they are looking for procedures that can be done without costly materials. It will be a useful resource as they prepare for a career as an exercise science professional, athletic trainer, coach, or physical educator. The more than 40 labs cover seven major components of physical fitness. They are practical and easy to follow, consisting of a clear, logical format that includes background information, step-by-step procedures, explanatory photographs, sample calculations, norms and classification tables, and worksheets. Lab-ending activities and questions provide additional opportunities to practice the procedures and explore issues of validity, reliability, and accuracy. Readers will find this manual a valuable tool in learning to apply physiological concepts and to perform exercise tests, as well as an essential resource for any career involving physical fitness and performance testing.
Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, provides guided opportunities for students to translate their scientific understanding of exercise physiology into practical applications in a variety of settings. Written by experts G. Gregory Haff and Charles Dumke, the text builds upon the success of the first edition with full-color images and the addition of several new interactive lab activities in the web study guide. The revitalized second edition comprises 16 laboratory chapters that offer a total of 49 lab activities. Each laboratory chapter provides a complete lesson, including objectives, definitions of key terms, and background information that sets the stage for learning. Each lab activity supplies step-by-step procedures, providing guidance for those new to lab settings so that they may complete the procedures. New features in this edition include the following: • An updated web study guide that contains 10 interactive lab activities to enhance student learning, including video that helps simulate the experience of performing the labs in the real world • A completely new laboratory chapter on high-intensity fitness training that includes several popular intermittent fitness tests that students can learn to perform and interpret • An appendix that helps estimate the oxygen cost of walking, running, and cycling • Full-color printing throughout In addition, Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, is thoroughly updated, offering the following: • New research and information pertaining to each laboratory topic • Current standards and norms • Case studies to illuminate laboratory concepts • Answers to the case studies to facilitate student learning • Question sets to help students better understand laboratory concepts • A lab activity finder that makes it easy to locate specific tests The web study guide for students provides lab activities with an enhanced learning experience. Through this portal, students and instructors can access electronic versions of individual data sheets, group data sheets, question sets, case studies and their answers, and 10 interactive lab activities. Instructors also receive access to an image bank, which includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the book. Organized in a logical progression, the text builds upon the knowledge students acquire as they advance. Furthermore, the text provides multiple lab activities and includes an equipment list at the beginning of each activity, allowing instructors flexibility in choosing the lab activities that will best work in their facility. Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, exposes students to a broad expanse of tests that are typically performed in an exercise physiology lab and that can be applied to a variety of professional settings. As such, the text serves as a high-quality resource for basic laboratory testing procedures used in assessing human performance, health, and wellness.
For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.
Statistics in Kinesiology, Fifth Edition With Web Resource, offers students in kinesiology and exercise science programs a unique introduction to the statistics concepts and techniques relevant to their specific field of study. Drawing from examples across kinesiology, including exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical education, and physical therapy, this essential text provides students with a statistical skill set that will enable them to analyze quantitative data and find answers to questions they will encounter in their specific disciplines. As in previous editions, emphasis is placed on methods commonly seen in kinesiology, such as correlation and bivariate regression, t tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the interpretation of interactions in factorial analyses of variance. The fifth edition also incorporates fully updated content reflecting the changing face of kinesiology: Comparisons of observational versus experimental research and nonparametric versus parametric methods of analyzing categorical and ordinal data More detailed coverage on how to calculate central tendency when data have been transformed (e.g., log transformations) as well as multiple ways to interpret the correlation coefficient Expanded coverage of statistical graphs, including dot plots and spaghetti plots A discussion of the real meaning of p values and confidence intervals An introduction to frequentist approaches versus Bayesian methods In addition, a new web resource offers abridged presentations of complex statistical concepts and an interactive platform to practice problem solving. Mini lectures, consisting of narrated slideshows, provide further explanations and may be quickly accessed through QR codes placed at the end of each chapter. Sample problems then provide an opportunity for students to put the concepts into practice. Statistical software tools commonly used in kinesiology applications—such as JASP and G*Power—are briefly introduced, encouraging students to apply their knowledge of statistical procedures to generate and interpret computer results with confidence and ease. With Statistics in Kinesiology, Fifth Edition, students will gain a solid understanding of the statistical techniques used in physical activity fields. The book’s practical approach, based on the authors’ more than 50 years of combined experience in teaching statistics, will make it easy for students to learn these important, but often intimidating, concepts.