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

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ISBN-13: 978-0781769068
ISBN-10: 078176906X
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Product Details

  • Series: ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing a
  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Sixth edition (February 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078176906X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781769068
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.8 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Greg Dixon on October 22, 2009
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This book is the primary resource for ACSM certification. The newest edition is much more user friendly than previous editions and has some important changes in guidelines and protocols. I was studying for ACSM HFS cert for about 3 months with the previous edition but was informed at a ACSM workshop that I would need to purchase this edition because of the changes in the info. I got this resource only several weeks before sitting for my certification. I PASSED!! I felt well prepared and scored well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A.H. on September 8, 2014
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This is a book used for ACSM certification. It's a great resource, and is a well organized text that has clinically validated prescriptions for training programs. It's actually worth the cost as a supplement for broadening the scope of your knowledge, so I highly recommend this!
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By ealjkt on December 17, 2013
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Far more useful than its companion, the ACSM's guidelines book. Save your money and only buy this one, because it clarifies the other book and goes into greater depth. I shouldn't have bought both, I should have only bought this one, because the other book is just a streamlined version of this.
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By Larry J Gonzales on February 27, 2013
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This book is going to get me Certified as a Health Fitness Specialists. It has everything I need to learn to pass the exam. Everything in the manual is interesting information. Look out for the next edition coming this year.
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Can't beat the price- 2009 was only 5 years ago, fundamentals don't change that soon. That said, I'm not studying for an exam or college course, I wanted to learn more about fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
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Take note that this book has dual usage for HFS testing and CES testing. Questions are in bold at the beginings of additional content and to maximize study habits, read the bolded items.
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By Erica on August 19, 2013
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This book has been a great resource as I prepare for my HFS exam. The book was completely new and in great shape. Fast shipping as well!
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By Kcmf on December 20, 2013
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Great resources to help you pass the ACSM personal trainer test. After studying with this I was able to pass the first time.
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