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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Barbara J Morris, MS (University of South Florida College of Medicine)
Description: This update lists components of exercise prescription, explains them, and then presents case studies to further demonstrate a particular component. It also points out errors in equations of previous books and relevant changes in the ACSM Guidelines.
Purpose: The purpose is to incorporate changes in the ACSM Guidelines for screening clients and implementing exercise prescriptions. Additions were made to reflect the ACSM recommendations for exercise intensity. This edition is needed to highlight the changes in the guidelines.
Audience: It is intended for students preparing for ACSM certification and for fitness practitioners who design exercise prescriptions.
Features: The book covers new norms for risks of exercise, screening tools, fitness norms, and revised recommendations for exercise intensity. The case studies at the end of each chapter are very beneficial for readers to help them understand more fully the ideas imparted in the chapter.
Assessment: This useful book updates criteria in the field of exercise testing and prescription. The book distinguishes itself from others in the field with the numerous case studies reflecting the theme of the chapter. This gives readers the opportunity to apply the instructions in each chapter in a practical manner.