Practical Applications of the ACSM Metabolic Calculations

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Walter Thompson
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Practical Applications of the ACSM Metabolic Calculations provides a comprehensive review ofACSM's recommended procedures for estimating energy expenditure during exercise. The DVDalso presents a simplified approach for making selected metabolic calculations. In addition, theDVD offers several useful examples of exercise professionals concerning how the ACSM metaboliccalculations may be utilized.

Among the topics covered:
  • Standard nomenclature and definitions in the calculation of energy expenditure (definitionsof weight, energy, force, speed, velocity, work, power, etc.)
  • Selected conversion factors
  • Conversions and useful relationships (only those important to the exercise programmer)
  • A simplified approach to walking, running, leg cycling, arm cycling, and step calculations
  • Algebra made easy (yes, there is an easy, step-by-step approach)
  • Useful examples for the exercise professional (many of which relate directly to caloricexpenditure)
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.