Exercise Training and Prescription

  • Steven J. Keteyian
  • John R. Schairer


The task of prescribing exercise in competitive athletes and in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more similar than one might think, which makes life a bit easier when faced with patients with CVD who also choose to participate in vigorous, competitive sports. Regardless of whether you are prescribing exercise for the athlete, or the patient-athlete, there are two basic tenets that apply to everyone when establishing an exercise program. These are specificity of training (e.g., mode of training) and progressive overload (i.e., intensity, duration, and frequency of training).


Resistance Training Left Anterior Descend Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Prescription Mitral Valve Prolapse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Keteyian
    • 1
  • John R. Schairer
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal MedicineHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA

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