Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness, and Performance, Second Edition, reprinted by LWW, 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. It 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
INTRODUCTORY UNIT The Warm Up Neuroendocrine Control of Exercise
METABOLIC SYSTEM UNIT Energy Production Anaerobic Metabolism During Exercise Aerobic Metabolism During Exercise Metabolic Training Principles and Adaptations Nutrition for Fitness and Athletics Body Composition: Determination and Importance Body Composition and Weight Control
CARDIOVASCULAR-RESPIRATORY SYSTEM UNIT Respiration Respiratory Exercise Response, Training Adaptations, and Special Considerations The Cardiovascular System Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise Cardiorespiratory Training Principles and Adaptations Thermoregulation Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Physical Activity The Immune System,Exercise,Training, and Illness
NEUROMUSCULAR-SKELETAL SYSTEM UNIT Skeletal System Skeletal Muscle System Muscular Contraction and Movement Muscular Training Principles and Adaptations Neural Aspects of Movement
APPENDIX A: Units of Measure, the Metric System, and Conversions Between the English and Metric Systems of Measurement APPENDIX B: Metabolic Calculations APPENDIX C: Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General Executive Summary APPENDIX D:Answers to "A Question of Understanding" Boxes