Exercise Physiology.
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Publication Date: 2011
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781783514

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Designed for undergraduate course work, this exercise physiology textbook unites research and theory with real-world application so students can easily relate to the concepts being presented. The unique applied approach fully engages you in discovering how the human body works and responds to exercise. You’ll not only gain a solid foundation in exercise physiology concepts, you’ll also learn how to apply these concepts on the job to optimize athletic performance and well-being.  Moreover, you’ll come to understand the vital health benefits of exercise and physical activity for all individuals at all ages, including special populations.
 
Beginning with basic exercise physiology concepts, the text progressively builds your knowledge by integrating these concepts into practical discussions of nutrition and training. The text stresses a research-based approach, enabling you to locate and evaluate the evidence you need to make good decisions.  Numerous examples further underscore the importance of basic concepts and research in addressing real-life challenges in exercise and athletic training.

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Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA


Professor and Chair, Department of Sport Science, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO



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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781783514Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 512
Pub Date: 2011
Weight: 3.2

Part I: Foundations of Exercise Physiology
Chapter 1: Applying Research to Everyday Exercise and Sport
Chapter 2: Bioenergetics and Meeting the Metabolic Demands for Energy

Part II: Exercise Physiology and Body Systems
Chapter 3: Skeletal Muscle System
Chapter 4: Nervous System
Chapter 5: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6: Respiratory System
Chapter 7: Endocrine System

Part III: Nutrition and Environment
Chapter 8: Nutritional Support for Exercise
Chapter 9: Fluid and Electrolyte Challenges in Exercise
Chapter 10: Environmental Challenges and Exercise Performance

Part IV: Training for Health and Performance
Chapter 11: Understanding and Improving Body Composition
Chapter 12: Aerobic and Strength Training Prescription for Health and Performance
Chapter 13: Testing and Evaluating Physical Fitness
Chapter 14: Ergogenics in Exercise and Sport
Chapter 15: Training Considerations for Special Populations

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