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ACSM Fitness Book - 3rd / Edition 3

ACSM Fitness Book - 3rd / Edition 3

by American College of Sports Medicine


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ACSM Fitness Book - 3rd / Edition 3

Start where you are -- then go wherever your goals take you! The fitness experts from the American College of Sports Medicine have put together a comprehensive plan for developing a personal fitness program and sticking with it. ACSM Fitness Book includes a simple and scientifically proven fitness test to determine your starting point and monitor your ongoing progress. The book includes step-by-step instructions; sample programs; and insights on nutrition, weight control, motivation, and overcoming setbacks. Whether your objective is to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, or overall body condition, the ACSM Fitness Book is the one book you need for the tools -- and the motivation -- to put your personal program on track.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900736044065
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2003
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is more than the world's leader in the sports medicine and exercise science—it is an association of people and professions exploring the use of that science and physical activity to make life healthier for all people.

Since 1954, ACSM has been committed to the promotion of physical activity and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries. With more than 20,000 international, national, and regional chapter members in 80 countries, ACSM is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and information on sports medicine and exercise science. Through ACSM, health and fitness professionals representing a variety of disciplines work to improve the quality of life for people around the world through health and fitness research, education, and advocacy.

A large part of ACSM's mission is devoted to public awareness and education about the positive aspects of physical activity for people of all ages from all walks of life. ACSM's physicians, researchers, and educators have created tools for the public, ranging in scope from starting an exercise program to avoiding or treating sport injuries.

ACSM's National Center is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, widely recognized as the amateur sports capitol of the nation. To learn more about ACSM, visit

Table of Contents

Chapter 1An Active Lifestyle1
Chapter 2Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health19
Chapter 3Getting Ready to Exercise41
Chapter 4Assessing Your Fitness: The ACSM Fitness Test59
Chapter 5Beginning Exercises89
Chapter 6The ACSM Fitness Program121
Chapter 7Staying Active153
About the Writers173

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"This book is full of good advice on the health benefits of regular physical activity. It provides information about specific exercises and activities, helps you increase your motivational readiness, and gives you the behavioral skills to become more active. Use this material to permanently increase your physical activity and reap the enormous health benefits that will result."

Steven N. Blair, PED, FACSM
Former president American College of Sports Medicine

So if you are just getting started this is the book for you.

Bottom line: This book is geared to the new exerciser striving to reach a basic level of fitness..Good basic book for your library.

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