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Guidelines

Fitness guidelines from professional organizations including HPRC, the Consortium for Health and Military Medicine (CHAMP), ACSM, NSCA, and more
Peak Nutrition: Don't Run on Empty! [PDF]
This downloadable card from HPRC provides information about fueling your body for performance and health.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Released in 2008, these national guidelines for physical activity are designed to improve health, fitness, and quality of life.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
The American College of Sports Medicine is the leading and largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. It promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
ACSM Position Statements
ACSM develops position statements when enough research has been completed to support a position on scientific grounds. Here you will find a list of ACSM’s position statements on exercise-related topics.
The American Council on Exercise (ACE)
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. It protects the public through its public education, outreach, and research. It also sets certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists Newsletters
This organization publishes newsletters, which include articles and news items, about timely topics in exercise physiology, a field of study dedicated to understanding the body’s response to physical activity.
International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance (ICSPP), 2011
CHAMP/HPRC Functional Movement Assessment Conference Summary [PDF]
In 2012 HPRC, the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) met to discuss the role of functional movement assessment in both the military and civilian athletic communities. Read more about the key areas of discussion and conclusions from the conference.
CHAMP/ACSM High Intensity Training Conference
Learn more about the pros, cons, and professional recommendations for high-intensity training (HIT) programs outlined by a joint meeting of CHAMP and ACSM.
Peak Nutrition: Refueling [PDF]
This downloadable card from HPRC provides information about post-workout refueling the the "refueling interval."