Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance / Edition 8

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Overview

The ninth edition of Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance is intended for students interested in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, human performance, kinesiology/exercise science, physical therapy, and physical education. The overall objective of this text is to provide the student with an up-to-date understanding of the physiology of exercise. The book contains numerous clinical applications, including exercise tests to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness and information on exercise training for improvements in health-related physical fitness and sports performance. This book is intended for a one-semester, upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate exercise physiology course. The book was written to be comprehensive to afford instructors the freedom to select the material that they consider to be the most important for the composition of their class.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078022531
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 63,753
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott K. Powers is a Distinguished Professor and the UAA Endowed professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Powers enjoys teaching and has earned three University of Florida teaching awards. Dr. Powers’ research has focused on exercise-mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role that these changes play in providing protection against oxidant injury. Further, he is actively investigating the mechanisms responsible for respiratory muscle weakness in patients subjected to prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation. Dr. Powers’ laboratory work has been funded by grants totaling more than five million dollars from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and the Florida Biomedical Research Program. This research has resulted in over 180 peer-reviewed research publications. Scott has also co-authored four college textbooks for use in exercise physiology and fitness courses. Powers is active in both the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Physiology-Reg. and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Scott Powers received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Carson Newman College, his master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate (EdD) in exercise physiology from the University of Tennessee. Powers earned a second doctoral degree (PhD) in physiology from Louisiana State University.

Edward Howley received his BS degree from Manhattan College and his MS and PhD degrees from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed a one-year post-doctoral appointment at Penn State University and began his career at the University of Tennessee in 1970. He taught a variety of courses in physiology, exercise physiology and fitness testing and prescription over 36 years. He also served as an administrator of the Exercise Science program/department. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus. He has received several awards for his teaching. Most of Dr. Howley’s volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine, where he served as president from 2002–2003. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, and is chair of the program planning committee for the annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit meeting.

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Table of Contents

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Exercise Physiology Brief Table of ContentsSECTION 1: Physiology of Exercise Introduction to Exercise Physiology 1 Common Measurements in Exercise Physiology2 Control of the Internal Environment 3 Bioenergetics 4 Exercise Metabolism 5 Cell Signaling and the Hormonal Responses to Exercise 6 Exercise and the Immune System 7 The Nervous System: Structure and Control of Movement 8 Skeletal Muscle: Structure and Function 9 Circulatory Responses to Exercise 10 Respiration During Exercise 11 Acid-Base Balance During Exercise 12 Temperature Regulation 13 The Physiology of Training: Effect on VO2 Max, Performance, and Strength SECTION 2: Physiology of Health and Fitness 14 Risk Factors and Inflammation: Links to Chronic Disease 15 Work Tests to Evaluate Cardiorespiratory Fitness 16 Exercise Prescriptions for Health and Fitness 17 Exercise for Special Populations 18 Body Composition and Nutrition for Health SECTION 3: Physiology of Performance 19 Factors Affecting Performance 20 Laboratory Assessment of Human Performance 21 Training for Performance 22 Training for the Female Athlete, Children, Special Populations, and the Masters Athlete 23 Nutrition, Body Composition, and Performance 24 Exercise and the Environment 25 Ergogenic Aids Appendices can be accessed at www.mhhe.com/powers9e:Appendix A: Calculation of Oxygen Uptake and Carbon Dioxide ProductionAppendix B: Dietary Reference Intakes: Estimated Energy RequirementsAppendix C: Dietary Reference Intakes: VitaminsAppendix D: Dietary Reference Intakes: Minerals and ElementsAppendix E: Dietary Reference Intakes: MacronutrientsAppendix F: Percent of Fat Estimate for Men: Sum of Triceps, Chest, and Subscapula SkinfoldsAppendix G: Percent Fat Estimate for Women: Sum of Triceps, Abdomen, and Suprailium Skinfolds Glossary G-1Credits C-1Index I-1
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