Since its first published edition more than 30 years ago, the BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) Physiological Testing Guidelines have represented the leading knowledge base of current testing methodology for sport and exercise scientists. Sport and exercise physiologists conduct physiological assessments that have proven validity and reliability, both in laboratory and sport-specific contexts. A wide variety of test protocols have been developed, adapted and refined to support athletes of all abilities reach their full potential. This book is a comprehensive guide to these protocols and to the key issues relating to physiological testing.

With contributions from leading specialist sport physiologists and covering a wide range of mainstream sports in terms of ethical, practical and methodological issues, this volume represents an essential resource for sport-specific exercise testing in both research and applied settings. This new edition draws on the authors’ experience of supporting athletes from many sports through several Olympic cycles to achieve world leading performances. While drawing on previous editions, it is presented in a revised format matching the sport groupings used in elite sport support within the UK sport institutes. Building on the underpinning general procedures, these specific chapters are supported by appropriate up-to-date case studies in the supporting web resources.

chapter |2 pages


ByR. C. Richard Davison, Paul M. Smith

part |37 pages

Part I

chapter 1.1|5 pages

Professional competency and working with others

ByMichael J. Price, Andrew M. Miles, Paul M. Smith

chapter 1.2|9 pages

Physiological exercise testing

Ethical considerations
BySteve R. Bird, Andrew Smith

chapter 1.3|7 pages

Health and safety in duty of care

Evaluating and stratifying risk
ByS. Andy Sparks, Kelly Marrin, Craig A. Bridge

chapter 1.4|4 pages

Safeguarding in physiological testing

ByEmma Kavanagh, Daniel Rhind

chapter 1.5|10 pages

Influence of medication on typical exercise response

ByThom Phillips, Patrick Orme

part |18 pages

Part II

chapter 2.1|5 pages

Data intelligence and feedback in a clinical context

BySarah Gilchrist, Mark Homer

chapter 2.2|5 pages

Reliability and measurement error

ByShaun J. McLaren

chapter 2.3|6 pages


Adjusting physiological and performance measures to body size
ByEdward Winter, Simon Jobson

part |94 pages

Part III

chapter 3.1|5 pages

Participant pre-test preparation and evaluation

ByRachel Lord, Brian Begg

chapter 3.2|6 pages

Maintenance and calibration standards

A cornerstone of laboratory quality assurance
ByDavid Green, Glyn Howatson

chapter 3.3|7 pages

Lung and respiratory muscle function

ByJohn Dickinson, Karl Sylvester

chapter 3.4|7 pages

Surface anthropometry

BySusan C. Lennie

chapter 3.5|5 pages

Functional screening

ByMike Duncan, Stuart Elwell, Mark Lyons

chapter 3.6|6 pages

Assessment of free-living energy expenditure

ByEnhad A. Chowdhury, Oliver J. Peacock, Dylan Thompson

chapter 3.7|5 pages

Respiratory gas analysis

BySimon Marwood, Richie P. Goulding

chapter 3.8|9 pages

Metabolic threshold testing

Interpretation and prognostic prescriptive value
ByMark Burnley, Matthew I. Black

chapter 3.9|10 pages

Ratings of perceived exertion

ByJohn P. Buckley, Roger Eston

chapter 3.10|5 pages

Clinical strength testing

ByDale Cannavan, Katie Thralls-Butte

chapter 3.11|6 pages

Blood sampling

ByRonald J. Maughan, Susan M. Shirreffs

chapter 3.12|11 pages

Field-based assessments for determining aerobic fitness and exercise prescription

ByJohn P. Buckley, Jennifer Reed, Tim Grove

chapter 3.13|5 pages

Quantifying free-living in adults physical activity and sedentary behaviours

ByOliver J. Peacock, Enhad A. Chowdhury, Dylan Thompson

chapter 3.14|5 pages

Musculoskeletal assessment

ByNigel Gleeson, Andrea Bailey

part |59 pages

Part IV

chapter 4.1|12 pages

Assessment of peripheral blood flow and vascular function

ByBenjamin J. R. Buckley, Maxime Boidin, Dick H. J. Thijssen

chapter 4.2|15 pages

Application of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry

ByKaren Hind

chapter 4.3|15 pages

Assessment of cardiac structure and function

ByChristopher Johnson, Keith George, David L. Oxborough

chapter 4.4|8 pages

Methods in exercise immunology

ByNicolette C. Bishop, Neil P. Walsh

chapter 4.5|7 pages

Skeletal muscle biopsy

Techniques and applications
ByRichard A. Ferguson, Natalie F. Shur

part |104 pages

Part V

chapter 5.1|7 pages

Exercise testing in obesity

ByDavid Broom, Matthew Capehorn, Anna Myers

chapter 5.2|9 pages

Exercise testing in cardiovascular disease

ByVictoria S. Sprung, John P. Buckley, David L. Oxborough

chapter 5.3|10 pages

Exercise testing in diabetes

ByRob C. Andrews, Parth Narendran, Emma Cockcroft

chapter 5.4|9 pages

Exercise testing in chronic kidney disease

ByPelagia Koufaki, Sharlene Greenwood, Jamie H. Macdonald

chapter 5.5|8 pages

Exercise testing in chronic lung disease

ByOliver J. Price, Karl Sylvester, Joanna Shakespeare, Mark A. Faghy

chapter 5.6|9 pages

Exercise testing in breast and prostate cancer

ByJohn M. Saxton, Ruth Ashton

chapter 5.7|10 pages

Exercise testing in peripheral arterial disease

ByAmy Harwood, Edward Caldow, Gabriel Cucato

chapter 5.8|7 pages

Exercise testing in children

ByCraig Williams, Melitta McNarry, Keith Tolfrey

chapter 5.9|7 pages

Exercise testing in older adults

ByMatt W. Hill, Michael J. Price

chapter 5.10|5 pages

Exercise testing in females

ByKirsty M. Hicks, Anthony C. Hackney, Michael Dooley, Georgie Bruinvels

chapter 5.11|11 pages

Exercise testing in pregnancy

ByVictoria L. Meah, Amal Hassan, Lin Foo, Christoph Lees, Marlize de Vivo

chapter 5.12|10 pages

Exercise testing in heart failure

ByEric J. Stöhr, Lauren K. Truby, Veli Topkara, Gordon McGregor, Mark J. Haykowsky