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

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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Essential Resources

ACSM Guidelines 10th Ed

The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student.


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Health & Fitness Journal Cover

Know what's hot, and what's not, in the health fitness field. This bimonthly, member journal features practical information for fitness instructors, personal trainers, exercise leaders, program directors and other front-line exercise professionals.

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ACSM Introduction Exercise Science

 The new title provides exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.

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