American College of Sports Medicine

  • ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

    ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription was created as a complement to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription  and elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs and the major position stands of the ACSM.  The 7th edition provides information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth in the new edition of Guidelines, and  explains the science behind the exercise testing and prescription. ACSM's Resource Manual is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fitness and clinical exercise fields, as well as those in academic training.

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  • ACSM Recursos para el especialista en fitness y salud

    ACSM Recursos para el especialista en fitness y salud

    American College of Sports Medicine
    Escrito por la American College of Sports Medicine, considerada el estándar de referencia en el campo, lo que garantiza la calidad y la experiencia. Es específico para los candidatos a especialistas en health fitness, teniendo en cuenta la excelente preparación necesaria para aprobar el examen. Cada capítulo incluye unos objetivos de aprendizaje con las claves que el alumno debe aprender. Los estudios de casos muestran ejemplos reales y comunes que permiten la aplicación de los conceptos explicados. Se incluyen vídeos (ThePoint) que demuestran las técnicas fundamentales de la capacitación personal. Además, los vídeos están referenciados dentro del libro físico a través de iconos.
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  • ACSM's Advanced Exercise Physiology

    ACSM's Advanced Exercise Physiology, 2e

    American College of Sports MedicinePeter A. Farrell, Michael J. Joyner, Vincent J. Caiozzo

    Written by international experts in physiology, exercise physiology, and research, ACSM's Advanced Exercise Physiology gives students an advanced level of understanding of exercise physiology. It emphasizes the acute and chronic effects of exercise on various physiological systems in adults and the integrative nature of these physiological responses.

    Chapters detail how different body systems respond to exercise. Systems include nervous, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, metabolic, endocrine, immune, renal, and hematopoietic systems. Additional chapters explain how these responses are altered by heat, cold, hypoxia, microgravity, bed rest, and hyperbaria. Milestones of Discovery pages describe classic or memorable experiments in exercise physiology.

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  • ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

    ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise, 1e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    Based on the latest scientific research findings, ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise lays the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then provides specific strategies, tools, and methods to motivate and inspire clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy. 

    Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, this highly practical book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master motivation techniques that have proven successful in helping clients adhere to an exercise program.

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  • ACSM's Career and Business Guide for the Fitness Professional
  • ACSM's Certification Review

    ACSM's Certification Review, 5e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    With ACSM's Certification Review as your guide, you can be ready to successfully pass the exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), or Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP). As a review tool, this text will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and then eliminate those areas of weakness with further study. Most importantly, this text will help you advance your career in fitness and exercise.

    Now aligned with the tenth edition of the ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, this text is reflective of the key changes and the only print resource for the current ACSM certification exams.

    ACSM's Certification Review is organized into three parts by certification level.

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  • ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology

    ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology, 1e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology adapts and expands upon the disease-related content from ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th Edition, to create a true classroom textbook. This new resource offers research-based coverage of more than 35 conditions commonly seen in practice—from a host of cardiovascular disorders to immunological/hematological disorders.
     
    Condition chapters are organized by disease types and then divided into sections that cover specific conditions from a pathological and etiological perspective. To provide a complete view of clinical exercise physiology, the book also covers important considerations and foundational elements, such as screening, pharmacology, and electrocardiography.
     
    As an American College of Sports Medicine publication, the text offers the unsurpassed quality and excellence that has become synonymous with titles by the leading exercise science organization in the world.

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  • ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults

    ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults

    American College of Sports MedicineWojtek Chodzko-Zajko

    In ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults world-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a physically active lifestyle.  Students and professionals will benefit from implementation strategies including motivation to initiate and maintain exercise; options for healthy older adults; options for older adults with special needs; and assessing progress and performance. The text completes its presentation by including practical information on integrating exercise into complete healthy lifestyles with consideration to helping individuals select a physical activity program that works. A frequently asked questions chapter provides exercise professionals with resources to anticipate and respond to their clients.

     

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  • ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription

    ACSM's Exercise Testing and Prescription, 1e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    ACSM’SExercise Testing and Prescription adapts and expands upon the assessment and exercise prescription-related content from ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th Edition, to create a true classroom resource. Fully aligned with the latest edition of ACSM’s flagship title, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, this practical resource walks students through the process of selecting and administering fitness assessments, using Guidelines to interpret results, and drafting an exercise prescription that is in line with Guidelines parameters.
     
    Designed for today’s learners, the text is written in a clear, concise style, and enriched by visuals that promote student engagement. As an American College of Sports Medicine publication, the book offers the unsurpassed quality and excellence that has become synonymous with titles by the leading exercise science organization in the world.

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  • ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

    ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

    American College of Sports MedicineNicholas Ratamess
    Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics of strength training and conditioning based on the latest research findings. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts: Foundations, Physiological Responses and Adaptations, Strength Training and Conditioning Program Design, and Assessment. The text focuses on practical applications, enabling students to develop, implement, and assess the results of training programs that are designed to optimize strength, power, and athletic performance. Moreover, the text’s clear, straightforward writing style makes it easy to grasp new concepts.
     
     
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  • ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

    ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10e

    American College of Sports Medicine
    ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is the flagship title from the American College of Sports Medicine, the prestigious organization that sets the standards for the exercise profession. This critical handbook delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients
     
    The tenth edition reflects some crucial and exciting changes, making the content necessary for effective study and practice. New pre-exercise health screening recommendations are critical to helping more of the population begin a safe, healthy physical activity program without consulting a physician. New and expanded information on the risks of sedentary behavior, clinical exercise testing and interpretation, high intensity interval training, musculoskeletal injury risk, fitness testing protocols and norms, and an expansion of the principles of health behavior change are included. Additionally, significant reorganization of content will help you reach the information you need quickly.
     
    This manual is an essential resource for all exercise professionals, as well as other health professionals who may council patients on exercise including physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, and health care administrators.
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  • ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

    ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is the flagship title from the American College of Sports Medicine, the prestigious organization that sets the standards for the exercise profession. This critical handbook delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients
     
    The tenth edition reflects some crucial and exciting changes, making the content necessary for effective study and practice. New pre-exercise health screening recommendations are critical to helping more of the population begin a safe, healthy physical activity program without consulting a physician. New and expanded information on the risks of sedentary behavior, clinical exercise testing and interpretation, high intensity interval training, musculoskeletal injury risk, fitness testing protocols and norms, and an expansion of the principles of health behavior change are included. Additionally, significant reorganization of content will help you reach the information you need quickly.
     
    This manual is an essential resource for all exercise professionals, as well as other health professionals who may council patients on exercise including physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, and health care administrators.

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  • ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment

    ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment, 5e

    American College of Sports Medicine
    Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this authoritative manual teaches health fitness professionals and students how to appropriately conduct fitness assessment testing. The focus on assessment makes this content critical for those studying to enter the fitness and rehabilitation fields, as well as those already working who need to align their practice to industry standards.
     
    This new edition has been fully updated to reflect key changes from the tenth edition of the ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
     
    The goal of this Fifth Edition of ACSM’s Health-Related Physical Fitness Manual is to provide a comprehensive overview of why and how to perform assessments of the five health-related components of physical fitness, namely body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness.
     
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  • ACSM's Metabolic Calculations Handbook

    ACSM's Metabolic Calculations Handbook

    American College of Sports Medicine

    This handbook provides a step-by-step approach to using metabolic equations, from basic math principles to applying the equations to an exercise plan. Chapters focus separately on each equation, provide an easy-to-follow process of solving, and demonstrate the varied uses of the equation in clinical as well as fitness settings.

    Each chapter includes a set of problems that focus on real-world applications of the equation. Step-by-step problem solution explanations are provided at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive exam at the end of the book tests the reader's skill in using the equations.

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  • ACSM's Nutrition for Exercise Science

    ACSM's Nutrition for Exercise Science, 1e

    American College of Sports MedicineDan Benardot

    New from the American College of Sports Medicine! This clear and highly applied overview of exercise nutrition illustrates difficult concepts using real-world examples and case studies that allow students to put learning into practice. Well-known author Dan Benardot draws on his vast experience as an instructor, scientist, and practitioner to craft an engaging and factual resource that makes the nutrition of exercise science accessible. Written at a level appropriate for both exercise science majors and non-majors, this practical book is packed with helpful in-text learning aids and stunning visuals that bring concepts to life.
     
    As an ACSM publication, this text offers the unsurpassed quality and excellence that has become synonymous with titles by the leading exercise science organization in the world.

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  • ACSM's Resources for the Exercise Physiologist

    ACSM's Resources for the Exercise Physiologist, 2e

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  • ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor

    ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor

    American College of Sports MedicineGrace DeSimone

    ACSM’s Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor gives you the knowledge and the skills you need to effectively lead group exercise.  You’ll learn how to take advantage of group dynamics to improve health and well-being.  You’ll also discover how to work with clients with special needs, so that everyone can safely benefit from group exercise.  Moreover, the book shows how the skills you’ll gain can easily be adapted to different environments, including gyms, studios, recreational facilities, and clubs.

     

    Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this book thoroughly prepares you to become an ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor.  Following an introduction, which includes a profile of a group exercise instructor, the book covers such topics as leadership, class design, legal issues and responsibilities, and exercise science.  The book’s accompanying video demonstrates how the techniques discussed in the book are put into practice during an actual group exercise class.

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  • ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer

    ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 5e

    American College of Sports Medicine

    Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this Fifth Edition of ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer is the critical content for those seeking to gain ACSM’s Certified Personal Trainer certification, and those currently practicing. This title is now fully aligned to the tenth edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and includes the new pre-participation guidelines, which will be critical for those in the personal trainer field.
     
    This title continues to recognize the Personal Trainer as a professional in the continuum of creating healthy lifestyles and provides the Personal Trainer with both the tools and scientific evidence to build safe and effective exercise programs for a variety of clients. ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer is the official preparation book for the ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM examination.
     
    Divided into six distinctly different parts, ranging from an introduction to the profession of personal training to how to run a personal training business, ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer provides coverage of anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, behavior modification, and nutrition as well as assessment of strength and flexibility and the development of resistance and cardiorespiratory training programs. The science- and evidence-based approach allows the Personal Trainer to transfer knowledge to their clients effectively.
     

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