Chapter 1: Introduction and Terminology Chapter 2: Units of Measure Chapter 3: Collection of Basic Data Chapter 4: Isotonic (Dynamic) Strength Chapter 5: Isometric (Static) Strength Chapter 6: Isokinetic Strength Chapter 7: Sprinting - "Horizontal Power" Chapter 8: Jumping - Vertical Power Chapter 9: Anaerobic Cycling Chapter 10: Anaerobic Stepping Chapter 11: Anaerobic Treadmill Running Chapter 12: Aerobic Running, Jogging and Walking Chapter 13: Aerobic Stepping Chapter 14: Aerobic Cycling Chapter 15: Maximal Oxygen Consumption Chapter 16: Resting Blood Pressure Chapter 17: Exercise Blood Pressure Chapter 18: Resting Electrocardiogram Chapter 19: Exercise Electrocardiogram Chapter 20: Resting Lung Volumes Chapter 21: Exercise Ventilation Chapter 22: Flexibility Chapter 23: Body Mass Index Chapter 24: Girths and Ratios Chapter 25: Skinfolds Chapter 26: Hydrostatic Weighing
Dr. Beam was born and raised in Orrville, Ohio. While in high school, he competed in football, wrestling and golf and played trumpet in the jazz band that toured the U.S. and Europe. He received his B.S. in biology from the College of Wooster, a small liberal arts college in Ohio. During his undergraduate study, he spent one summer in Vienna, Austria studying art history and German. He completed his graduate work and obtained his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University. While a graduate assistant at Ohio State, he was responsible for performance testing of all the athletes including football, basketball, baseball, swimming, ice hockey and more. It was a wonderful experience working with so many talented collegiate, Olympic and future professional athletes. Dr. Beam joined the faculty at Cal State Fullerton in 1983 and the following year began directing the Exercise Physiology Lab and the Physical Performance Program. Under Dr. Beam's guidance, over fifty graduate students have completed their master's degrees and most are now active in the community working and teaching within the fitness/wellness profession. He also previously served as President of the Southwest regional chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM), and as the regional chapter representative to the ACSM Regional Chapters Committee. Bill currently lives in Placentia, California with his wife Terri, who teaches Chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, and their two children Danny and Sara. Bill has commuted primarily by bicycle during his time at CSUF and enjoys cycling, jogging, swimming and playing sports with the family. Dr. Gene Adams is Faculty Emeritus of Kinesiology and Health Science at California State University at Fullerton.