This book surveys the entire field of body composition as it relates to performance. It includes a clear definition of terminology and a discussion of the various methods for measuring body composition.
The authored papers represent a state-of-the-art review of this controversial field and address questions such as: What is a better measure of body composition--body fat or lean body mass? Does being overweight for one's height really affect performance?
The book also addresses the issue of physical appearance as it relates to body fatness and performance. It includes an in-depth discussion of many of the topics of interest to those involved in sports medicine and exercise physiology.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction and Background||3-24|
|2 Conclusions and Recommendations||25-28|
|II Invited Papers||29-30|
|3 Body Composition and Military Performance: Origins of the Army Standards||31-56|
|4 Body Composition in the Military Services: Standards and Methods||57-70|
|5 Effects of Experimental Alterations in Excess Weight on Physiological Responses to Exercise and Physical Performance||71-88|
|6 Army Data: Body Composition and Physical Capacity||89-104|
|7 The Relationship of Body Size and Composition to the Performance of Physically Demanding Military Tasks||105-118|
|8 New Approaches to Body Composition Evaluation and Some Relationships to Dynamic Muscular Strength||119-140|
|9 Associations Among Body Composition, Physical Fitness, and Injury in Men and Women Army Trainees||141-174|
|10 Body Composition, Morbidity, and Mortality||175-184|
|11 Critique of the Military's Approach to Body Composition Assessment and Evaluation||185-194|
|12 Body Composition and Performance in Relation to Environment||195-206|
|13 Sex Differences and Ethnic/Racial Differences in Body Size and Body Composition||207-220|
|III Committee Discussion Paper||221-222|
|14 Body Composition Measurement: Accuracy, Validity, and Comparability||223-236|
|Appendix A: Accession Standards for the Military Services||239-246|
|Appendix B: Retention Standards for the Military Services||247-340|
|Appendix C: Weight-for-Height Tables||341-344|
|Appendix D: Proposed Revisions to Accession (AR 40-501) and Retention (AR 600-9) Body Weight and Body Fat Standards||345-346|
|Appendix E: Recent Changes to the U.S. Army Standards||347-350|
|Appendix F: Biographical Sketches||351-356|
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