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Acsm Fitness Book

Acsm Fitness Book - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0880114608

Cover of Acsm Fitness Book 92 (ISBN 978-0880114608)
ISBN13: 978-0880114608
ISBN10: 0880114606
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Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Leisure Press
Published: 1992
International: No

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Acsm Fitness Book - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0880114608

American College of Sports Medicine Staff

ISBN13: 978-0880114608
ISBN10: 0880114606
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Leisure Press

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

Let the fitness experts at the American College of Sports Medicine help you maintain a healthy weight, increase strength and flexibility, invigorate your heart and lungs, and feel great. Highlights include a color-coded format and step-by-step instructions to customize your program, 67 photos showing proper technique for strength and flexibility exercises, assessment tools to start your program at the right fitness level, an easy-to-use log for recording your progress, and guidelines for choosing fitness equipment, buying videotapes, and joining fitness facilities. The exercise program presented in the ACSM Fitness Book conforms to the Surgeon General's guidelines and will meet all of your essential fitness needs.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Begin an Exercise Program?

Why Should You Exercise?
What You Can Expect From Regular Exercise
What Is Fitness?
It's Easy to Get Fit!

Ch. 2 Getting Ready for Exercise

Before You Begin
Three Simple Steps to Fitness

Ch. 3 Assessing Your Fitness: The ACSM Fitness Test

The Importance of Assessing Your Fitness Level
Is the ACSM Fitness Test the Same for Everyone?
The Significance of Each Test Component
ACSM Fitness Test Components
Physical Fitness Assessment Scorecard

Ch. 4 Beginning Exercises

Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Stretching: The Safe Way to Improve Flexibility
Body Composition

Ch. 5 The ACSM Fitness Program

Using Your Color-Coded ACSM Fitness Program
Eating and Drinking for Action
When You've Completed Your Color-Coded Program
ACSM Fitness Programs

Ch. 6 The Next Step

Choosing Other Aerobic Activities
Continuing Muscular Endurance Activity
Trying Something Different

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