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ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (Paperback)

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (Paperback) - 8th edition

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (Paperback) - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780781769020

ISBN10: 0781769027

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
International: No

ISBN13: 9780781769020

ISBN10: 0781769027

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 10

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The single most internationally read and referenced text in sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness, this manual succinctly summarizes recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased individuals. This gold-standard text is a convenient, one-stop resource for the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be mastered by candidates for all ACSM certifications. Written by international experts in numerous fields, the Eighth Edition contains the most current public health and clinical information and state-of-the-art, research-based recommendations. A companion website for instructors will offer a test generator, an image bank, PowerPoint slides, and a WebCT/BlackBoard-ready course cartridge. A student Website will offer the fully searchable text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Health Appraisal and Risk Assessment

1 Benefits and Risks Associated with Physical Activity 2

2 Preparticipation Health Screening and Risk Stratification 18

Sect. II Exercise Testing

3 Pre-Exercise Evaluations 42

4 Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation 60

5 Clinical Exercise Testing 105

6 Interpretation of Clinical Exercise Test Data 135

Sect. III Exercise Prescription

7 General Principles of Exercise Prescription 152

8 Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations and Special Considerations 183

9 Exercise Prescription for Patients with Cardiac Disease 207

10 Exercise Prescription for Other Clinical Populations 225

Sect. IV Appendices

App. A Common Medications 274

App. B Medical Emergency Management 292

App. C Electrocardiogram Interpretation 302

App. D American College of Sports Medicine Certifications 310

Index 363