ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription Eighth Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0781769020
ISBN-10: 0781769027
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Eighth edition (February 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781769027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781769020
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Jones on February 22, 2010
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ACSM is one of the most reputable organizations for anything dealing with exercise. I am using this book for a class in college and it is perfect. There are great tables, figures, and flow-charts. The book covers everything from risk stratification and risk factors for CVD to different protocols for sub-maximal exercise tests. This book will prepare you for a client that comes to you for the first time having no idea how to start exercise. Once again, great book. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kathy zimmer on July 28, 2012
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I really like the size of this book. Easy to carry with me. I've been reading it in anticipation of taking my PT exam. I also downloaded the testing app for my iphone to quiz me on content from the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Silber on May 16, 2012
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This edition is to replace/supplement an edition I had from college (it has been a bit since college). The book flows really well. The explanations are easy to follow. Anyone who works with clients in regards to exercise should have this book. Having the most up to date edition only makes sense since there have been changes along the way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dbasi on July 1, 2012
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An extremely helpful book for all health and fitness professionals. Has a LOT of very useful information about programming, testing, special populations, healthy clients etc. A big plus is that you also receive the e-book provided by "ThePoint".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joao M. Rocha Filho on October 29, 2012
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Based on this book I could set an organized training program. No more guess in planning my training load. It is very clear is discussing all situations regarding different health conditions. I do recommend.
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This is an excellent guide for those who are in the business or studying for the test. Lots of updated and current information. Also helps provide much needed information for your clients!
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By N. Prigge on April 30, 2013
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Let me start of first by saying this is a great book. The information makes me so excited to be a fitness professional. Beware, there are typos in here with some of the equations (page 160-162 there are a few). Just be on your game and use reason and it will be fine. Great way to prep for PTC testing.
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By Teresa on July 11, 2013
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This book was very thorough in explaining the guidelines, as well as the tests and the reasoning behind them. Methodology was explained in great detail, and I found it convenient to be able to flip to any given test and be able to find the expected measurements.
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