Exercise Physiology for Health and Sports Performancebrings together all the essential human anatomy and applied physiology that students of exercise science, physical education and sports coaching need to know. Written in a friendly, accessible style and containing a wide range of features to help develop understanding, this book provides a complete one-stop-shop for exercise physiology. Unlike other texts, this book is split into two key parts: the first introduces the fundamental principles of nutrition, biochemistry, cell biology, and the control, movement and transport energy systems; the second builds on this foundation by applying the theory to exercise and sports performance in practice. With this innovative approach, the text enables students to become confident in their understanding of energy generation and training principles for all sports of varying intensities and durations. Also covers exercise in extreme environments and the applications of physical activities for health. This is the only exercise physiology textbook students will need!
Author Acknowledgements Preface PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 1: Exercise physiology, sport and pedagogy: An historical perspective Chapter 2: Nutrition for health and sports performance Chapter 3: From cells to systems Chapter 4: The control systems: nervous and endocrine Chapter 5: The movement systems: skeletal and muscular Chapter 6: The transport and exchange systems: respiratory and cardiovascular Chapter 7: Physical and functional growth and development PART II: APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 8: General concepts for applied exercise physiology Chapter 9: Power and power endurance: The explosive sports Chapter 10: Anaerobic endurance: The speed endurance sports Chapter 11: High intensity aerobic endurance sports Chapter 12: Lower intensity aerobic endurance sports Chapter 13: Intermittent sports Chapter 14: Applied exercise physiology and health Chapter 15: Applied exercise physiology and the environment Appendix A: Movement terms Appendix B: Gas conversion correction table List of Abbreviations Glossary References