Norms for fitness, performance, and health / Jay Hoffman.

By: Hoffman, Jay, 1961-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2006Description: ix, 221 p. : ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 0736054839 (soft cover); 9780736054836 (soft cover)Subject(s): Physical fitness -- Measurement | Physical fitness -- Evaluation | Physical fitness -- StandardsDDC classification: 613.7 LOC classification: QP301 | .H634 2006Other classification: ZX 7980
Contents:
Fitness and health assessment -- Interpretation of normative data -- Muscular strength -- Muscular endurance -- Anaerobic power -- Aerobic power and endurance -- Anthropometry and body composition -- Flexibility -- Speed and agility -- Cardiovascular profiles -- Lipid profiles -- Bone density -- Hematological profiles -- Energy expenditure -- Caloric values.
Fitness and health assessment -- Normative data interpretation -- Muscular strength -- Muscular endurance -- Anaerobic power -- Aerobic power and endurance -- Anthropometry and body composition -- Flexibility -- Speed and agility -- Cardiovascular profiles -- Lipid profile -- Bone density -- Hematological profile -- Energy expenditure -- Caloric values.
Review: "Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health contains a comprehensive collection of normative data for numerous fitness, performance, and health components across a range of ages, abilities, occupations, and athletic backgrounds. It lays the foundation for working with normative data by detailing the purpose and benefits of norms. It reviews relevant statistical information to assist the reader in understanding and interpreting descriptive statistics, including a limited discussion on inferential statistics."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and index.

Fitness and health assessment -- Interpretation of normative data -- Muscular strength -- Muscular endurance -- Anaerobic power -- Aerobic power and endurance -- Anthropometry and body composition -- Flexibility -- Speed and agility -- Cardiovascular profiles -- Lipid profiles -- Bone density -- Hematological profiles -- Energy expenditure -- Caloric values.

Fitness and health assessment -- Normative data interpretation -- Muscular strength -- Muscular endurance -- Anaerobic power -- Aerobic power and endurance -- Anthropometry and body composition -- Flexibility -- Speed and agility -- Cardiovascular profiles -- Lipid profile -- Bone density -- Hematological profile -- Energy expenditure -- Caloric values.

"Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health contains a comprehensive collection of normative data for numerous fitness, performance, and health components across a range of ages, abilities, occupations, and athletic backgrounds. It lays the foundation for working with normative data by detailing the purpose and benefits of norms. It reviews relevant statistical information to assist the reader in understanding and interpreting descriptive statistics, including a limited discussion on inferential statistics."--Jacket.

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CHOICE Review

Hoffman (College of New Jersey) has done a remarkable job of integrating the scientific and practical aspects of fitness assessment. This readable book is organized in three sections. The first presents the scientific/statistical aspects of fitness assessment. The second is a useful compilation of fitness norms for athletes, service personnel, young people, and the general public. The final part deals with health norms, including heart health, blood chemistry, and bone analysis. An appendix covers some practical aspects of how various physical tests should be performed. The caloric tables were the only aspect of the book that this reviewer considered superfluous, since much of the information is readily available in great detail elsewhere. In summary, the book will be very useful to fitness professionals and students needing easy access to health and fitness norms in a single volume. Well indexed and referenced. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers. L. M. Baird University of San Diego

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Jay Hoffman, PhD, is a professor and the chair of the department of health and exercise science at the College of New Jersey. Long recognized as an expert in the field of exercise physiology, Hoffman has more than 75 publications to his credit on human performance in refereed journals, book chapters, and books. He also has more than 17 years of experience coaching at the collegiate and professional levels. This combination of the practical and the theoretical provides him with a unique perspective to write for both coaches and academic faculty.

Hoffman was voted to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Board of Directors, for which he serves as vice president, and was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Kinesiological Professional Award by the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He also was awarded the 2000 Outstanding Junior Investigator Award by the NSCA. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also the author of Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance (Human Kinetics, 2002).

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