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Conducting the YMCA Fitness Testing Protocol DVD

Produced in cooperation with the ACSM
Larry Golding, Ph.D., FACSM
US Price: $49.95
DVD | Length: 43 minutes

Conducting The YMCA Fitness Testing Assessment Protocol provides a visual demonstration of the procedures and actions involved in administering the YMCA's physical fitness test. In detail, the video explains what steps should be taken before and during the test to ensure that the test battery is conducted in an appropriate manner.

A partial list of topics covered:

  • Pre-test procedures
    • calibrate the cycle
    • calibrate the metronome(s)
    • complete the paperwork
  • Test procedures
    • assess height and weight
    • assess resting heart rate
    • assess resting blood pressure
    • skinfold test
    • cycle ergometer test
    • flexibility test
    • bench press test
    • abdominal crunch test
  • The step test (an alternative cardiorespiratory test)

About the Author

Lawrence A. Golding, Ph.D., FACSM, has been a professional in the field of kinesiology and physical education for the past 50 years. He has been a continuous member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) since 1955, and a continuous member of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1961. He holds the highest certifications from ACSM-Program Director, and Health and Fitness Director. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and AAHPERD. Currently, Dr. Golding is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas-a rank only held by four other faculty. Most recently (1996), he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for the new ACSM Health & Fitness Journal. Dr. Golding is also the chair of the planning committee for the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit and Exposition.

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