Essentials of Exercise Physiology / Edition 4

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Essentials of Exercise Physiology offers a compact version of the Seventh Edition of the bestselling Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, making it ideal for introductory undergraduate courses. As students progress through the text, they will develop a deep understanding of the interrelationships among energy intake, energy transfer during exercise, and the physiologic systems that support energy transfer. Moreover, they will discover how to apply what they have learned to enhance exercise training, athletic performance, and health.

Based on feedback from students and instructors, this Fourth Edition offers new organization, content, and features while maintaining its hallmark pedagogy, writing style, graphics, and flow charts. The new organization makes it easier to cover the text in a one-semester course and adapt materials to diverse interests. Plus, each section has undergone a major revision, offering readers coverage of new and emerging topics in exercise physiology as well as the latest research findings.

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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This is an excellent introduction to and overview of the core scientific areas that make up the field of exercise physiology and science. With updated references, the book offers some of the latest findings in the field while keeping the material appropriate for an introductory level textbook. The illustrations and figures contribute significantly to the understanding of the written material.
Purpose: The authors' aim is to offer an up-to-date book on the field of exercise physiology that is well supported by current scientific references. It is meant to serve as an overview as opposed to an all-encompassing textbook that finely details all areas of study that make up the field.
Audience: The highly esteemed authors of this book intend it for undergraduate students interested in learning some of the basic focus areas of exercise physiology without having to go into minute detail on each area. However, it also may be a valuable resource for allied health professionals such as physical therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, and coaches.
Features: The book is well organized into specific topic areas that are further broken down into referenced subsection chapters that provide a comprehensive look at the more important areas of each section. The plentiful and well-dispersed figures and illustrations complement the text to enhance reader understanding.
Assessment: This is an excellent learning resource for any person interested in the field of exercise physiology. Without going into unnecessary detail, the authors more than adequately cover the pertinent areas that exercise scientists and physiologists study on a regular basis. The up-to-date and well-referenced content is consistent with the reputation of the authors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608312672
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/23/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 790
  • Sales rank: 113,050
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Chapter 1: Origins of Exercise Physiology: Foundations for the Field of Study

Section II: Nutrition and Energy
Chapter 2: Macronutrients and Micronutrients
Chapter 3: Food Energy and Optimum Nutrition for Exercise
Chapter 4: Nutritional (and Pharmacologic) Aids to Performance

Section III: Energy Transfer
Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Human Energy Transfer
Chapter 6: Human Energy Transfer During Exercise
Chapter 7: Measuring and Evaluating Human Energy-Generating Capacities During Exercise
Chapter 8: Energy Expenditure During Rest and Physical Activity

Section IV: The Physiologic Support Systems
Chapter 9: The Pulmonary System and Exercise
Chapter 10: The Cardiovascular System and Exercise
Chapter 11: The Neuromuscular System and Exercise
Chapter 12: Hormones, Exercise, and Training

Section V: Exercise Training and Adaptations
Chapter 13: Training the Anaerobic and Aerobic Energy Systems
Chapter 14: Training Muscles to Become Stronger
Chapter 15: Factors Affecting Physiologic Function: The Environment and Special Aids to Performance

Section VI: Optimizing Body Composition, Successful Aging, and Health-Related Exercise Benefits
Chapter 16: Body Composition, Obesity, and Weight Control
Chapter 17: Physical Activity, Exercise, Successful Aging, and Disease Prevention
Chapter 18: Clinical Aspects of Exercise Physiology

Appendix A: The Metric System and Conversion Constantsin Exercise Physiology
Appendix B: Metabolic Computations in Open-Circuit Spirometry
Appendix C: Evaluation of Body Composition: Girth Method
Appendix D: Evaluation of Body Composition: Skinfold Method


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