ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2013-02-09
  • Publisher: LWW
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This text has long been considered the Gold Standard in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness. It enables you to test and evaluate individuals to prescribe effective exercise programs tailored to their particular needs and based on the latest evidence. Highlights include: · A new chapter on behavior strategies to help keep clients motivated and committed to lifelong exercise · Expanded coverage of special populations · As always, the latest guidelines and recommendations from ACSM and other professional organizations

Table of Contents

SECTION I: HEALTH APPRAISAL AND RISK ASSESSMENT  1 Benefits and Risks Associated with Physical Activity  2 Preparticipation Health Screening  SECTION II: EXERCISE TESTING 3 Preexercise Evaluation  4 Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation  5 Clinical Exercise Testing  6 Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Results  SECTION III: EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 7 General Principles of Exercise Prescription  8 Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations With Special Considerations and Environmental Considerations   9 Exercise Prescription For Patients With Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease  10 Exercise Prescription for Populations With Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions  11 Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise  SECTION IV: APPENDICES Appendix A Common Medications  Appendix B Medical Emergency Management  Appendix C Electrocardiogram Interpretation  Appendix D American College of Sports Medicine Certifications  Appendix E Contributing Authors to the Previous Two Editions  

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