Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-21
  • Publisher: LWW
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Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, 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 has comprehensive coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their preferred 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.

Plowman & Smith provides a consistently organized, comprehensive approach to Exercise Physiology with excellent supporting ancillary materials.  Its ability to relate up to date research to key concepts and integrate special populations makes this book ideal for classroom use.

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 Comprehension Boxes   Glossary Index

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