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: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This is the ninth edition of what is considered the gold standard for exercise physiologists and sports physicians who are actively involved in practicing and teaching exercise prescription and testing.
Purpose: The objective is to present scientifically based guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. The aims of this book are essential for the field of exercise physiology, and it sets a high standard for all exercise professionals. As in previous editions, the many contributing authors achieve the task of providing informative and easy-to-read material.
Audience: This book is appropriate for all professionals actively involved in exercise testing and prescription for a variety of populations. It may be pertinent for exercise physiologists and sports physicians working in the field to keep them current with the latest guidelines when working with their patients and or clientele.
Features: Chapters flow logically, but are also self-contained to permit readers to jump to specific areas of interest. The book is filled with helpful figures and tables that highlight key points and help to reinforce concepts.
Assessment: This edition is updated with the latest peer-reviewed references to support the statements and theory throughout. The authors are highly regarded in their respective fields and their expertise contributes tremendously to the quality of this book.

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
  • 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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