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Author Flood, Dennis K., 1948-

Title Practical math for health fitness professionals / Dennis K. Flood
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1996]


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 MELB  612.0440151 Flo/Pmf  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction to Metabolic Mathematics -- Ch. 2. Review of General Math -- Ch. 3. Mathematical Units and Problem Solving -- Ch. 4. Cardiovascular Dynamics and Calculations -- Ch. 5. Pulmonary Function Calculations -- Ch. 6. Resting Energy Expenditure and Bayes Theorem -- Ch. 7. Energy Cost of Level Walking -- Ch. 8. Energy Cost of Uphill Walking -- Ch. 9. Oxygen Consumption During Running -- Ch. 10. Cycle and Arm Ergometer Metabolic Equations -- Ch. 11. Calculations for Bench Stepping -- Ch. 12. Submaximal Exercise Testing and Related Math -- Ch. 13. Nutrition Math
Summary Practical Math for Health Fitness Professionals is an excellent reference for practicing fitness specialists, exercise physiologists, and students seeking certification as fitness professionals. It will help even the most math-phobic individuals overcome their fears and gain a new, in-depth understanding of exercise physiology math
This is the only text to fully explain how to perform the metabolic calculations used in exercise physiology. Step-by-step, the book shows the proper methods for solving math problems in exercise metabolism, pulmonary function, and cardiovascular dynamics. Practical Math for Health Fitness Professionals also explains how to complete the metabolic equations that are included on ACSM certification exams. The book covers the energy cost of level walking, the energy cost of uphill walking, oxygen consumption during running, metabolic equations for cycle and arm ergometers, calculations for bench stepping, submaximal exercise testing, and math for nutritional subjects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index
Subject Cardiopulmonary system -- Physiology -- Mathematics.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects -- Mathematics.
Physical therapy -- Mathematics.
Sports -- Physiological aspects -- Mathematics.
LC no. 95036602
ISBN 0873227581 (paperback)