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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#x19;ll not only gain a solid foundation in exercise physiology concepts, you#x19;ll also learn how to apply these concepts on the job to optimize athletic performance and well-being. Moreover, you#x19;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.
Table of Contents
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