ACSM Certification Blog and Articles

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  • Gunnar A.V. Borg (November 28, 1927 - February 2, 2020) | A Multilayered Legacy

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  • Feb 18, 2020
    It is a rare achievement for a researcher's name to be recognized, and for a body of work to be appreciated, across all the diverse subdisciplines of exercise science. Gunnar Borg is one such name, and his research on perceived exertion is one such body of work. Gunnar Borg passed away earlier this month, at the age of 92, leaving behind an enormous, indelible legacy for our field. Borg, who pioneered the investigation of perceptions of physical effort, leant his name to scales of rating perceived exertion. The most popular of which the Borg RPE Scale which rates physical exertion on a scale of 6-20, has become a standard in fitness practice and research, including its adoption into the ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription beginning with the 3rd edition in 1986. Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Ph.D., FACSM, has written a compelling tribute to the work of Dr. Borg and its impact on the field. You can read the full piece on the ACSM Blog.
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  • Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training and Performance | 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting Highlights

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  • Feb 17, 2020
    The Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training and Performance topic area covers the broadest array of topics at the ACSM Annual Meeting. Dr. Melissa Roti highlights key sessions that you will want to mark on your event schedule.
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  • ACSM Certification: What Does Your Journey Look Like?

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  • Feb 13, 2020
    Simple steps toward becoming ACSM Certified.
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  • Mythbusting | Weight Loss

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  • Feb 13, 2020
    When it comes to lifestyle weight loss there are lots of misunderstanding and half-truths. Dr. Renee Rogers sets the record straight on the four biggest myths see tackles when working with weight loss clients.
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  • Industry-Presented Webinar Q&A | Essential Elements of Heart Rate Based Training

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  • Feb 12, 2020
    Get the most out of heart rate technology for both group and personal training - webinar Q&A.
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