The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines for special populations may vary somewhat as more knowledge is obtained annually. Special populations consist of people who may have the following conditions: lower back pain; high blood pressure; heart disease; diabetes; asthma; coronary obstructive pulmonary disease; arthritis; high blood cholesterol; obesity; overweight; pregnant women; people with AIDS or cancer; osteoporosis; people with shoulder impingement; paraplegics and quadriplegics; multiple sclerosis; epilepsy; and cerebral palsy. Cardiovascular, weight training and flexibility categories with their specific parameters of frequency (i.e., days per wk), intensity (i.e., % HRR and % 1-RM), duration (i.e., minutes), and types of exercise are provided.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.