IntroductionPart 1: Professional Best Practice1.1. Professional Competency and Working with Others1.2. Physiological Exercise Testing: Ethical Considerations1.3. Health and Safety in Duty of Care: Evaluating and Stratifying Risk1.4. Safeguarding in Physiological TestingPart 2: Analysis and Reporting2.1. Data Intelligence and Feedback to the Coach 2.2. Reliability and Measurement Error2.3. Scaling: Adjusting Physiological and Performance Measures for Differences in Body SizePart 3: General Procedures3.1. Pre-Participation Evaluation for Athletes3.2. Equipment Maintenance and Calibration Standards3.3. Lung and Respiratory Muscle Function3.4. Surface Anthropometry3.5. Functional Screening3.6. Respiratory Gas Analysis3.7. Metabolic Threshold Testing, Interpretation and Its Prognostic Prescriptive Value3.8. Ratings of Perceived Exertion3.9. Strength Testing3.10. Blood Sampling3.11. Skeletal Muscle Biopsy: Techniques and Applications3.12. Non-Invasive Assessment of the Neuromuscular System 3.13. Field Based Testing3.14. Application of Dual Energy X-Ray AbsorptiometryPart 4: Racing Sports (Endurance, Middle-distance and Sprint)4.1. Middle- and Long-distance Running4.2. Triathlon4.3. Swimming4.4. Rowing4.5. Cycling 4.6. Canoeing and Kayaking4.7. Speed Skating (Long-Track and Short-Track)4.8. Cross-Country Skiing and BiathlonPart 5: Invasion Games5.1. Soccer5.2. Field Hockey5.3. Rugby5.4. Netball5.5. BasketballPart 6: Racket Sports6.1. Squash6.2. Table TennisPart 7: Bat and Ball Sports7.1. CricketPart 8: Target Sports8.1. Golf 8.2. CurlingPart 9: High intensity Skill Sports9.1. Motorsports9.2. Sport ClimbingPart 10: Aesthetic Physical Sports10.1. Artistic GymnasticPart 11: Combat Sports11.1. Judo11.2. Amateur and Professional Boxing11.3. Fencing Part 12: Paralympic Specific12.1. Ambulant Para-Athletes12.2. Wheeled Para Sport12.3. Intellectual ImpairmentPart 13: Specific Populations13.1. Testing the Master Athlete13.2. Testing Considerations for Children13.3. Testing the Female AthletePart 14: Environmental Specific Issues14.1. Performing at Altitude14.2. Performing in the Heat14.3. Performing in Cold Environments14.4. Swimming in Aquatic EnvironmentsPart 15: Athlete Health and Wellbeing15.1. The Travelling Athlete15.2. Athlete Wellbeing 15.3. Training Load15.4. Overreaching and Overtraining15.5. Exercise Testing for the Pregnant Athlete15.6. Methods in Exercise Immunology
R.C. Richard Davison, PhD, FBASES, CSci, is Professor of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland, UK.Paul M. Smith, PhD, FBASES, FHEA, is Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.James Hopker, PhD, is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Deputy Director of the Division of Natural Sciences at the University of Kent, UK.Michael J. Price, PhD, FBASES, is Reader in Exercise Physiology at Coventry University, UK.Florentina Hettinga, PhD, FACSM, FECSS, SFHEA, is Professor of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange of the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, UK.Garry Tew, PhD, FBASES, FHEA, is Professor of Clinical Exercise Science in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, UK.Lindsay Bottoms, PhD, FBASES, is Reader in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and the Director of the Research Centre for Psychology and Sports Sciences.
"This is the Guideline provides the 'gold standard' for all methods used in assessing human fitness and performance in sport and exercise." - Professor Clyde Williams, Emeritus Professor of Sports Science, Loughborough University, UK