ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription / Edition 2

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This Resource Manual is a one-stop reference for much of the necessary information that addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) required for passing any of the American College of Sports Medicine certification exams.

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Reviewer:Robert E Neeves, Ph.D.(University of Delaware)
Description:This updated edition of the ACSM Resource Manual provides professionals with the most current physiological data, guidelines, policies, and procedures that apply to both wellness and clinical programs. Significant revisions have been made to update the 1998 edition to prepare candidates for the ACSM certification tests.
Purpose:As stated in the preface, the manual is intended to be a companion to ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000). Maintaining a successful and safe program or business requires meticulous attention to details surrounding safety, employees, clients, community, budgeting, facilities management, public relations, and marketing. The manual provides a ready source to consult when professionals need to identify the necessary tools for addressing these issues. To this end, the contributing authors and the editorial board have accomplished the purpose set forth in the preface.
Audience:People who use the manual include undergraduate seniors, graduate students, and current professionals employed in private, community, and corporate wellness programs as well as medical professionals practicing in clinical settings. The preface indicates that it has been written for fitness professionals and candidates who prepare for the ACSM certification tests. Based on my educational experiences and previous involvement in Phase II cardiac rehabilitation programming, the ACSM manual plays an integral part in preparing professionals for the ACSM certification test program. It addresses thespecific knowledge, skills, and activity objectives (KSAs) cited in the ACSM guidelines book that must be mastered before one can successfully complete a certification test. Without question, each of the contributing authors is a recognized expert in his or her specific discipline.
Features:The manual is a valuable source of guidelines, procedures, protocols, forms, and illustrated exercises for private, corporate, and clinical facilities personnel who work with clients and patients. It does not contain superfluous information. Each chapter is written in a brief, clear, concise style and provides only the most pertinent information to prepare professionals to successfully complete their ACSM certification tests. Extensive contemporary reference lists at the end of the chapters offer readers the opportunity to pursue a topic more deeply to develop a better understanding of the material covered. Numbered icons at the beginning of each chapter identify the level of ACSM certification to which the materials apply and the specific numbered KSA objectives extensively listed at the beginning of the manual. There are no shortcomings. Periodic reviews and updates guarantee that it remains current and that new trends and policy changes are appropriately addressed to prepare professionals for conducting successful and safe wellness and clinical programs.
Assessment:This manual continues to be an invaluable companion to the ACSM guidelines book. There are no other competitor manuals or textbooks, because the manual was created specifically to supplement the guidelines book to address its knowledge, skills, and activity objectives that must be mastered by any one who must take the ACSM certification tests. It is mandatory that a book like the resource manual undergo major revision processes at least every four years. It must reflect the most current physiological and clinical practices, policies, and procedures that are used in private and corporate wellness programs as well as clinical rehabilitation programs.
Provides certification candidates with appropriate information relative to the behavioral objectives found in the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 4th ed. (Lea & Febiger, 1991). Covers all disciplines involved in exercise testing, training, and programming. Includes practical examples of physiologic concepts and relates them to exercise programming. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812115895
  • Publisher: American College of Sports Medicine
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 596
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 10.21 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Lifestyle and Health
Chapter 1 Conceptual Basis for Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factor Assessment in Clinical Practice 3
Chapter 2 Epidemiology of Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Selected Chronic Diseases 17
Chapter 3 Diet and Chronic Disease 34
Chapter 4 Tobacco Exposure and Chronic Illness 41
Chapter 5 Influence of Emotional Distress on Chronic Illness 47
Chapter 6 Integration of Lifestyle Behaviors 55
Section 2 Anatomy
Chapter 7 Cardiovascular Anatomy 65
Chapter 8 Respiratory Anatomy 74
Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 82
Chapter 10 Surface Anatomy 93
Section 3 Biomechanics
Chapter 11 Mechanical Load on the Body 107
Chapter 12 Biomechanics and Physiology of Posture and Gait 113
Chapter 13 Low Back Exercises: Prescription for the Healthy Back and Recovery From Injury 120
Section 4 Exercise Physiology
Chapter 14 Fundamentals of Exercise Metabolism 133
Chapter 15 Normal Cardiorespiratory Responses to Acute Aerobic Exercise 141
Chapter 16 Abnormal Cardiorespiratory Responses to Acute Aerobic Exercise 150
Chapter 17 Cardiorespiratory Adaptations to Exercise 160
Chapter 18 Factors Affecting the Acute Neuromuscular Responses to Resistance Exercise 167
Chapter 19 Chronic Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Resistance Training 176
Chapter 20 Mechanisms of Muscular Fatigue 184
Chapter 21 Detraining and Retention of Adaptations Induced by Endurance Training 191
Chapter 22 Deconditioning and Bed Rest: Induced Effects on Bone Health 198
Chapter 23 Deconditioning and Bed Rest: Musculoskeletal Response 203
Chapter 24 Environmental Considerations: Heat and Cold 209
Chapter 25 Exercise and the Environment: Altitude and Air Pollution 217
Section 5 Coronary Artery Disease
Chapter 26 Coronary Atherosclerosis 227
Chapter 27 Manifestations of Coronary Atherosclerosis 238
Chapter 28 Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease 246
Chapter 29 Medical and Invasive Interventions in the Management of Coronary Artery Disease 254
Chapter 30 Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease 263
Section 6 Other Chronic Diseases
Chapter 31 Exercise and Diabetes Mellitus 277
Chapter 32 Exercise and Hypertension 285
Chapter 33 Exercise in the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease 292
Chapter 34 Exercise for Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Prevention 299
Chapter 35 Exercise, Nutritional Strategies, and Lipoproteins 308
Section 7 Chronic Lung Disease
Chapter 36 Pulmonary Adaptations to Dynamic Exercise 319
Chapter 37 Pathophysiology of Lung Disease 327
Chapter 38 Pulmonary Assessment 338
Chapter 39 Special Considerations for Exercise Training 346
Section 8 Health and Fitness Assessment
Chapter 40 Preparticipation Health Appraisal in the Nonmedical Setting 355
Chapter 41 Cardiorespiratory Assessment of Apparently Healthy Populations 361
Chapter 42 Cardiorespiratory Assessment of High-Risk or Diseased Populations 367
Chapter 43 Assessment of Muscular Strength and Endurance 376
Chapter 44 Flexibility and Range of Motion 381
Chapter 45 Body Composition 391
Chapter 46 Nutrition 401
Section 9 Electrocardiography
Chapter 47 Basic Principles of Electrocardiography 411
Chapter 48 Normal Electrocardiograms 415
Chapter 49 Ischemia and Infarction 422
Chapter 50 Dysrhythmias 427
Chapter 51 Other Abnormal Electrocardiograms 439
Section 10 Exercise Programming
Chapter 52 Cardiorespiratory Endurance 449
Chapter 53 Muscular Strength and Endurance 460
Chapter 54 Exercise Recommendations for Flexibility and Range of Motion 468
Chapter 55 Nutrition and Weight Management 478
Chapter 56 Specificity of Exercise Training and Testing 484
Chapter 57 Musculoskeletal Injuries: Risks, Prevention, and Care 492
Chapter 58 Medical Complications of Exercise 501
Section 11 Human Development
Chapter 59 Human Development and Aging 513
Chapter 60 Exercise Testing and Prescription Considerations Throughout Childhood 520
Chapter 61 Exercise Programming for Older Adults 529
Section 12 Modifications of Health Behavior
Chapter 62 Health Counseling Skills 537
Chapter 63 Stress and Coping 541
Chapter 64 Psychopathology 549
Chapter 65 Principles of Health Behavior Change 556
Chapter 66 Stress Management 562
Chapter 67 Enhancing Social Support and Group Dynamics 568
Chapter 68 Physical Activity Promotion: Antecedents 573
Chapter 69 Physical Activity Promotion: Adoption and Maintenance 578
Chapter 70 Interventions for Weight Management 584
Chapter 71 Smoking Cessation 592
Section 13 Program Management
Chapter 72 Health and Fitness Program Development 601
Chapter 73 Personnel Issues 611
Chapter 74 Financial Considerations 618
Chapter 75 Legal Considerations 626
Chapter 76 Operations 632
Chapter 77 Selection, Purchase, and Maintenance of Equipment 641
Chapter 78 Policies and Procedures for Clinical Programs 648
Chapter 79 Emergency Procedures and Exercise Safety 654
Chapter 80 Sales and Marketing 663
Appendix A Compendium of Physical Activities: Classification of Energy Costs of Human Physical Activities 673
Appendix B Common Medications 687
Index 689
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