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Updated for its Third Edition, this undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. The book combines basic exercise physiology with special applications and contains flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their own approach. Each unit is designed with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses, training principles, and special applications, problems, and considerations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Warm-Up
METABOLIC SYSTEM UNIT Chapter 2: Energy Production Chapter 3: Anaerobic Metabolism During Exercise Chapter 4: Aerobic Metabolism During Exercise Chapter 5: Metabolic Training Principles and Adaptations Chapter 6: Nutrition for Fitness and Athletics Chapter 7: Body Composition: Determination and Relationship to Health Chapter 8: Body Composition and Weight Control
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM UNIT Chapter 9: Respiration Chapter 10: Respiratory Exercise Response, Training Adaptations, and Special Considerations Chapter 11: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise Chapter 13: Cardiorespiratory Training Principles and Adaptations Chapter 14: Thermoregulation Chapter 15: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Physical Activity
NEUROMUSCULAR-SKELETAL SYSTEM UNIT Chapter 16: Skeletal System Chapter 17: Skeletal Muscle System Chapter 18: Muscular Contraction and Movement Chapter 19: Muscular Training Principles and Adaptations Chapter 20: Neuromuscular Aspects of Movement
NEUROENDOCRINE-IMMUNE SYSTEM UNIT Chapter 21: Neurohormonal Control of Exercise Chapter 22: The Immune System, Exercise, Training, and Illness
Appendix A: Units of Measure, the Metric System, and Conversions between the English and Metric Systems of Measurement
Appendix B: Metabolic Calculations
Appendix C: Answers to Check Your Comprehensions