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The ACSM (1) defines an abnormal BP response as a mean a drop in SBP of [greater than or equal to]10 mmHg with an increase in work rate, if SBP decreases below the resting value, or if systolic pressure is >250 mm Hg and/or diastolic pressure >115 mm Hg during an exercise bout.
(8,9) It was intended to determine if the BS can be identified as an effective workout and if people who perform BS fulfill the recommendations of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for exercise in healthy subjects.
This degree of engagement is consistent with the recommendations of the ACSM, which suggest that individuals consume 300 kcal/ workout and a target volume of 500-1000 MET/min/week in order to promote weight loss and maintain a healthy body weight.
The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) was used to establish participants' ability to participate in exercise (ACSM, 2006).
Standardized procedures were used to measure weight and height (ACSM, 2006).
Not only do most people expect their trainers to be well-educated, but the leading entities in exercise science - including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP), and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAaHEP); all specify the requirement that leaders of exercise training programs should be degreed professionals (38,39, www.asep.org/index.php/organization/practice/, www.caahep.org/Content.aspx?ID=41).
ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines.
In fact, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the HR reserve [i.e., HR max - HR rest) x percentage of desired intensity + HR rest] is the preferred method for prescribing exercise intensity (1).
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