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Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide

Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide


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    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.


    Introductory textbook for exercise physiology labs in physical activity, kinesiology, exercise science, and sport science. Supplementary text for measurement and evaluation courses.

    Table of Contents

    Laboratory Activity Finder
    Laboratory 1. Primary Data Collection
    Test Variables
    Measurement Terminology
    Metric Conversions
    Background and Environmental Information
    Descriptive Statistics
    Presentation of Results
    Interpretation of Data
    Laboratory Activity 1.1: Basic Data
    Laboratory Activity 1.2: Statistical Procedures
    Laboratory Activity 1.3: Tables and Graphs
    Laboratory 2. Pretest Screening
    Informed Consent
    Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone
    Health History Questionnaire
    Signs and Symptoms of Disease and Medical Clearance
    Coronary Risk Factor Analysis
    Lifestyle Evaluation
    Disease Risk Stratification
    Laboratory Activity 2.1: Basic Screening Procedures
    Laboratory Activity 2.2: Pretest Results
    Laboratory 3. Flexibility Testing
    Direct and Indirect ROM Assessment
    Body Areas
    Laboratory Activity 3.1: Traditional, Wall, V-Sit, and Chair Sit-and-Reach Test Comparisons
    Laboratory Activity 3.2: YMCA, Backsaver, and Goniometer Test Comparisons
    Laboratory Activity 3.3: Canadian, Traditional, and Backsaver Sit-and-Reach Test Comparisons
    Laboratory Activity 3.4: Shoulder Flexibility Test Comparisons
    Laboratory 4. Blood Pressure Measurements
    Blood Pressure Responses to Exercise
    Accurate Blood Pressure Checks
    Laboratory Activity 4.1: Effects of Body Position on BP
    Laboratory Activity 4.2: Effects of Dynamic Exercise on BP
    Laboratory Activity 4.3: Effects of Isometric Contractions on BP
    Laboratory 5. Resting Metabolic Rate Determinations
    Aerobic Metabolism and Respiratory Exchange Ratio
    Total Energy Expenditure and RMR
    Laboratory Activity 5.1: Predicting RMR
    Laboratory Activity 5.2: Measuring RMR
    Laboratory 6. Oxygen Deficit and EPOC Evaluations
    Transition From Rest to Exercise
    Oxygen Uptake During Exercise and Recovery
    Laboratory Activity 6.1: Calculation of Oxygen Deficit and EPOC
    Laboratory 7. Submaximal Exercise Testing
    Measurement of Heart Rate
    Rating of Perceived Exertion
    Laboratory Activity 7.1: Submaximal Bench Step Test
    Laboratory Activity 7.2: Submaximal Treadmill Test
    Laboratory Activity 7.3: Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Test
    Laboratory 8. Aerobic Power Field Assessments
    Cooper 1.5-Mile Run/Walk Test
    Cooper 12-Minute Run/Walk Test
    Rockport Fitness Walking Test
    Laboratory Activity 8.1: Cooper 1.5-Mile Run/Walk Test and 12-Minute Run/Walk Test
    Laboratory Activity 8.2: Rockport Fitness Walking Test
    Laboratory 9. High-Intensity Fitness Testing
    Léger 20 m Shuttle Run Test
    Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test
    30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test
    Laboratory Activity 9.1: Léger 20 m Shuttle Run Test (20mSRT)
    Laboratory Activity 9.2: Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Yo-Yo IRT)
    Laboratory Activity 9.3: 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT-40m)
    Laboratory Activity 9.4: Modified 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT-28m)
    Laboratory 10. Maximal Oxygen Consumption Measurements
    Selecting a Test Protocol
    Monitoring Progress With RPE Scales
    Estimating Fuel Usage With RER
    Ventilatory Threshold
    Laboratory Activity 10.1: Graded Treadmill VO2max Test
    Laboratory Activity 10.2: Cycle Ergometer VO2max Test
    Laboratory 11. Blood Lactate Threshold Assessment
    Determining the Deflection Point
    Selecting a Test Method
    Role of the Ventilatory Threshold
    Laboratory Activity 11.1: Blood Lactate Measurement at Rest
    Laboratory Activity 11.2: LT During an Incremental Cycle Test
    Laboratory Activity 11.3: Blood Lactate After Anaerobic Exercise
    Laboratory 12. Musculoskeletal Fitness Measurements
    Assessments of Muscular Strength
    Assessments of Muscular Endurance
    Laboratory Activity 12.1: Maximal Upper-Body Strength
    Laboratory Activity 12.2: Maximal Lower-Body Strength
    Laboratory Activity 12.3: Maximal Handgrip Strength
    Laboratory Activity 12.4: Upper-Body Muscular Endurance
    Laboratory 13. Anaerobic Fitness Measurements
    Sprinting Performance Tests for Estimating Horizontal Power
    Jumping Performance Tests for Determining Vertical Power
    Formulas for Estimating Vertical Power
    Bosco Test for Estimating Power Endurance
    Determining the Eccentric Utilization Ratio
    Wingate Anaerobic Test for Determining Anaerobic Cycling Power
    Margaria-Kalamen Stair-Climb Test for Determining Anaerobic Power
    Laboratory Activity 13.1: Sprinting Performance
    Laboratory Activity 13.2: Jumping Performance
    Laboratory Activity 13.3: Jumping Performance With a Switch Mat
    Laboratory Activity 13.4: Power Endurance
    Laboratory Activity 13.5: Anaerobic Cycling Power
    Laboratory Activity 13.6: Margaria-Kalamen Stair-Climb Test
    Laboratory 14. Pulmonary Function Testing
    Pulmonary Function Testing
    Pulmonary Function Testing as a Tool for Diagnosing Pulmonary Disease
    Respiratory Limitations on Exercise
    Laboratory Activity 14.1: Lung Volumes and Capacities
    Laboratory Activity 14.2: Pulmonary Function
    Laboratory Activity 14.3: Exercise-Induced Ventilatory Limitations
    Laboratory Activity 14.4: Exercise-Induced Asthma
    Laboratory 15. Body Composition Assessments
    Body Composition Models
    BMI for Categorizing Body Composition
    Circumference Measurements and Health Risk
    Skinfold Thickness as a Measure of Body Fat
    Laboratory Activity 15.1: BMI and Circumference Data
    Laboratory Activity 15.2: Techniques for Measuring Skinfold Thickness
    Laboratory Activity 15.3: Estimating Relative Body Fat Using Hydrodensitometry
    Laboratory 16. Electrocardiograph Measurements
    Electrical Activity of the Heart
    Placement of ECG Leads
    Interpreting the ECG Recording
    ECG as a Tool for Diagnosing Cardiac Abnormalities
    Heart Rate Response to Exercise
    Laboratory Activity 16.1: Resting ECG
    Laboratory Activity 16.2: Effects of Body Position on the Heart Axis
    Laboratory Activity 16.3: Submaximal Exercise Effects With the 12-Lead ECG
    Appendix A: Units of Measure Conversions
    Appendix B: Estimation of the O2 Cost of Walking, Running, and Leg Ergometry
    Appendix C: Haldane Transformation
    Appendix D: Metabolic Cart Information
    Appendix E: Calibration of Equipment
    Appendix F: Certifications in Exercise Science
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is an associate professor and the course coordinator for the postgraduate degree in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia. Haff has published more than 80 articles, centering his research on performance effects in the areas of strength training, cycling, and nutritional supplementation.

    Haff is the president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He was the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Education and Research and the 2011 NSCA William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award winner. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction, a UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning coach (ASCC), and an accredited Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level 2 strength and conditioning coach.

    Additionally, Haff is a national-level weightlifting coach in the United States and Australia. He serves as a consultant for numerous sporting bodies, including teams in the Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union, Australian Basketball Association, and National Football League.

    Charles Dumke, PhD, is a full professor in the department of health and human performance at the University of Montana, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He has taught courses in exercise physiology for over 15 years, first at Appalachian State University and then at the University of Montana. He earned his doctoral degree in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His areas of interest in exercise science are energy expenditure, fuel utilization, economy of movement, mechanisms of mitochondrial adaptation, and diabetes. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. Dumke is a fellow of the ACSM and serves on several national and regional committees.

    In his free time, Dumke enjoys competing in triathlons, biking, running, taking on building projects with little know-how, and coaching his son in ball sports. He resides in Missoula, Montana, with his wife, Shannon; son, Carter; and dog, Rastro.


    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.

    The image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-4493-7

    Web study guide. Includes electronic versions of individual and group data sheets, case studies and answers, and question sets. Additionally, 10 lab activities provide enhanced learning interactions, including video, that give an approximation of the real-world experience of performing those labs.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-4494-4