ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 8

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Overview

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 is fully compatible with newly released physical activity guidelines from the United States Department of Health and Human Services 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. "Doody's Core TitlesTM 2009."

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. The Seventh Edition contains the most current public health and clinical information and state-of-the-art, research-based recommendations. Coverage represents the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be mastered by candidates for all ACSM certifications. Written by international experts in numerous fields, the Seventh Edition covers additional topics including arthritis, osteoporosis, dyslipidemia, immunology, and metabolic syndrome.

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Reviewer: Jonathan Dugas, PhD (UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description: This book has become the standard in exercise testing and prescription. It is an all-encompassing reference for anyone who works with exercise.
Purpose: The aim, according to the editors, is to provide an immediately accessible source of information for exercise testing. In fact, there has always been a great need for this kind of resource, and this latest edition goes beyond expectations.
Audience: The book is written for anyone who works with exercise, ranging from undergraduate students to health professionals. Although it is intended for a wide audience, the book is able to deliver the meaningful and important information when needed, regardless of the setting. The list of contributors is vast and inclusive, and represents decades of clinical and other experience in exercise testing.
Features: All aspects of exercise testing are covered, as well as how to use and apply exercise to health, fitness, and disease. The spiral binding provides easy access to any page, and its relatively small size means it fits easily in a large pocket or small bag. Most importantly, these two characteristics combine to make a book that is incredibly easy to use in an applied setting, which is when practitioners need it most.
Assessment: Now in its eighth edition, this book has maintained its important status. It is essential for anyone who works with exercise, regardless of the setting. The revisions, such as additional tables and figures, allow the communication of even more information while still retaining its small size.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781769020
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 838,915
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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

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