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Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity / Edition 1

Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity / Edition 1

by Phillip Gardiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736001263

ISBN-13: 9780736001267

Pub. Date: 03/29/2001

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

There is no shortage of research findings in the burgeoning field of the neurosciences and molecular biology and their impact on the physiology of exercise.

Now Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity brings together—in one focused text—the latest research compiled from an array of sources and fields of science, including neuroscience,

Overview

There is no shortage of research findings in the burgeoning field of the neurosciences and molecular biology and their impact on the physiology of exercise.

Now Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity brings together—in one focused text—the latest research compiled from an array of sources and fields of science, including neuroscience, kinesiology, molecular biology, and physiology. The comprehensive approach makes it an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in muscle physiology courses. It's also an outstanding reference for exercise and muscle physiologists.

This advanced text is thoughtfully organized in a logical way, building from a foundational discussion of muscle fibers and motor units to cover the neuromuscular responses to physical activity.

Among the many features that make this text invaluable to students are discussions of current issues in the field, especially the debate surrounding the sources and significance of fatigue at different levels of the nervous system and whether the spinal cord can “learn.”

This thorough and remarkably current text features the following:

-More than 155 diagrams

-Meticulous, up-to-the-minute references

-Highlights of fatigue, endurance training, resistance training, and inactivity

-Topics sparsely covered in research literature
No other text so clearly ties recent research information from neuroscience and molecular biology to our understanding of the physiology of exercise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736001267
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
03/29/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Muscle Fiber Types

-Grouping Fibers by Myosin Heavy-Chain (MHC) Composition

-Functional Properties of Fibers Containing Different Myosin Heavy-Chain Profiles

-Fiber Types and Performance

-Summary
Chapter 2. Motoneurons and the Muscle Units They Innervate

-The Muscle Unit and Muscle Unit Types

-The Motoneuron Component of the Motor Unit

-The Heckman–Binder Model of Motor Unit Recruitment

-Motor Unit Recruitment During Different Types of Voluntary
Contractions

-Summary
Chapter 3. Neuromuscular Fatigue

-Two Basic Fatigue Mechanisms Involving the Nervous System: Neuromuscular Transmission Failure and Decreased Motoneuron Activity

-Reduced Motoneuron Activity During Various Types of Contractions

-Evidence From Reduced Animal Preparations on Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue

-Summary
Chapter 4. Endurance Training of the Neuromuscular System

-Muscle Adaptations

-The Neuromuscular Junction

-Motoneuron Adaptations to Endurance Training

-Spinal Cord Adaptations to Endurance Training

-Summary
Chapter 5. Strength Training

-Acute Effects of Strength Training on Protein Synthesis and Degradation

-The Chronic Effect of Resistance Overload on Muscle Phenotype

-Neural Effects of Resistance Training

-Summary
Chapter 6. Neuromuscular Responses to Decrease in Normal Activity

-General Principles Underlying Neuromuscular Responses to Reduced Activity

-Models of Decreased Neuromuscular Usage

-Summary
References
Index
About the Author

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