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The American College of Sports Medicine's resource library offers a comprehensive collection of books, infographics, articles, videos, publications and more for ACSM members and the public about sports medicine and exercise science. ACSM is dedicated to empowering members and advancing a better life for all. Use the search feature or the filters on the left side of the page to locate specific resources of interest. 

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Parkinson’s Exercise Recommendations | Infographic

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance problems. Exercise and physical activity can improve many motor and non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms. Learn more in this infographic developed alongside the Parkinson's Foundation.

Stay Active to Reduce Blood Pressure | Infographic

High blood pressure is one of the most common modifiable risk factors for heart disease and stroke in women. Find information and tips in this infographic.

Exercising Your Way to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month, and it's a great time to learn about how you can effectively lower high blood pressure through regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices. Donna Cataldo, Ph.D., and colleagues have developed this up-to-date handout with information on the F.I.T.T. (frequency, intensity, type and time) recommendations for exercising for heart health.

The Peer Review Process | Infographic

Why is this peer review important? L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, FACSM — Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® and ACSM President-Elect — states that peer review “protects the integrity of what we do.”

ACSM’s Certified Personal Trainer Digital Flash Cards

Flash Cards for ACSM’s Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) exam prep

COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity | Infographic

This infographic highlights the action steps for health care providers, healthy individuals and those recovering from COVID-19 as outlined in ACSM's Call to Action Statement, COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity.

Moving with Arthritis | Infographic

The key to dealing with arthritis is to KEEP MOVING! Exercise is an essential part of a treatment plan for individuals with any type of arthritis. Arthritis expert A. Lynn Millar, PT, Ph.D., FACSM, shares important tips in this infographic.

Reopening Your Fitness Facility After COVID-19: Adapt and Adjust | Video

Tony Maloney, ACSM-EP, has over a decade of experience managing a large-scale fitness facility. He shares insights that can help you to reopen your gym/fitness facility and reengage clients following mandatory shutdowns. He offers recommendations on proving hybrid in-person and virtual fitness options.

Russian Twist Exercise Technique

How to perform the Russian Twist exercise

Soldier Walk Technique Video

How to perform the soldier walk.

Side Bridge Technique Video

How to perform the lying side bridge

Dynamic Hip Rotation Technique - Internal and External

How to perform internal and external dynamic hip rotations.