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Our 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 advance a better life for all.  We encourage you to use the search feature or the filters on the left side of the page to locate specific resources of interest. 

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ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology

ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology offers research-based coverage of more than 35 conditions commonly seen in practice—from a host of cardiovascular disorders to immunological/hematological disorders. Available in hard copy and ebook.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=e76407f8-780a-45f4-93e8-0e1c08b9260c

Exercising in Space: Implications of Zero Gravity

What happens to the human body when it travels into space? The results are surprisingly similar to aging, except time is rapidly sped up. Watch the video with James Pawelczyk, Ph.D., FACSM.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=f61b2edc-9bdb-4e88-bbe7-c4c24623e06a

The Female Athlete Triad

Mary Jane De Souza, Ph.D., FACSM, and Nancy Williams, Sc.D., FACSM, both researchers and professors at Pennsylvania State University, have spent many years studying the Female Athlete Triad. Watch the video.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=76e41225-5ccb-4bc9-b9e0-dd04b156cd1c

EIM In Action: Lauren Stobbie

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=8f14adbc-fd03-4326-939f-fd22d39d32c9

EIM In Action: Mary Stauder

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=0073b1d4-b108-4dac-811e-b57eb20c6b5c

Lifesaving Tool: Seriousness of Knowing Your CPR Training

Knowing how to correctly administer CPR can mean the difference between life and death. Learn more about the importance of CPR certification in this article.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=b3a0f194-01a2-492c-8eec-21934d133293

Two Keys to Understanding Pacemaker Settings

Understand how pacemakers are categorized and which pacemakers are best suited to treat certain cardiac rhythms. Then see suggestions on how to ensure that appropriate exercise modalities are selected based on the pacemaker settings.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=2d41bd76-caef-4309-a217-c2d69ccad438

Exercise is Effective for Weight Loss and Improving Cardiometabolic Health in Overweight-Obese Children

Learn how exercise is effective for weight loss and improving cardiometabolic health in overweight-obese children in this article from Lee Stoner.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=90d169b4-d1a5-4677-b398-27f146c258ae

Metabolic Equations for Gross VO2 in Metric Units

A helpful guide to metabolic equations.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=2a4bad74-e891-4e01-91f2-f07fd1de93cc

Energy Cost of Resistance Exercise

How much energy (calories) is burned during resistance training exercise? Learn about this progress in the article from Wayne Westcott.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=02c4083c-428d-48f9-80ea-12eecdbfdf16

Rest Intervals Between Exercise Sets

Personal preferences largely determine one's training equipment, exercise selection, sets, resistance, repetitions, speed, range, and progression. Learn about different approaches to rest intervals in this article.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=83be8c07-ecf2-4fab-a3a1-ddc27bffe646

Effects of Resistance Exercise on Lean Weight, Fat Weight, and Metabolism

Learn about the effects of resistance exercise on lean weight, fat weight and metabolism in this article by Wayne Westcott.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/resource-library/resource_detail?id=fc4bb235-c7d9-4771-a187-0200d91271bd