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This new, in-depth sport physiology reference provides a strong introduction to the physiological principles underlying sport training and performance. Plus, it delivers the best guidance available on applying the principles to athletes who are training to improve sport performance.

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance is an excellent resource for students and professionals in sports medicine and sport physiology. The book thoroughly explores the practical and applied aspects of exercise prescription and includes specific advice on the conditioning and performance of athletes. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance also explains how various components of sport and performance are measured.

Dr. Jay Hoffman has worked extensively with athletes and coaches throughout his professional career. Focusing on training factors and how various conditions and situations affect sport performance, he provides an in-depth review of all physiological components of an athlete's training program.

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance covers a broad range of topics:

-Physiological adaptations to exercise

-Exercise training principles and prescription

-Nutrition, fluid regulation, and ergogenic aids

-Environmental factors

-Medical and health conditions
The information is presented in an attractive, reader-friendly format that makes learning easy. Key terms appear in bold print; chapters are packed with supporting figures; and numerous tables bring life to standardized performance data and specific athletic profiles, such as strength measures for collegiate football players.

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance will quickly become your primary reference book. It provides all the answers you need to successfully prescribe exercise for a wide variety of athletes.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Edward M. Heath, PhD (Utah State University College of Education & Human Services)
Description: This book is designed to present information on all components of an athlete's training program to enhance performance. The format is extremely inclusive and includes a section on basic exercise physiology, training principles and prescriptions, nutrition, environmental factors, and health concerns. The book is well referenced and the tables and figures are well done and useful.
Purpose: This book is designed for those in the field who are interested in enhancing the performance of all types of athletes. There is an attempt to disseminate research-based information related to improving the training of athletes.
Audience: The book is predominantly targeted at practitioners who have a background in exercise science and are interested in working with athletes. The author is an expert in the field of strength and conditioning and has an interest in the training of athletes.
Features: The most important contribution of the book is the section on training principles and exercise prescription for the athlete. This is where the interest and expertise of the author is most apparent and where the practical information that fulfils the purpose of the book is located. The other sections on the basics of exercise physiology and medical and health conditions related to exercise are presented in a somewhat cursory fashion, but will be valuable for many practitioners. In addition, this book is extremely practical, which will be much appreciated by practitioners in this area.
Assessment: The author has made a valuable contribution in the area of enhancing performance of all types of athletes.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736034241
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/24/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. A former professional athlete, Dr. Hoffman has coached elite athletes and conducted research on them throughout his professional career.

He has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has reviewed articles for nine journals in the field. He's won numerous awards, including the Editorial Excellence Award –2001 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the NSCA Young Investigator of the Year Award in 2000.

He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

He earned a bachelor's degree in athletic administration and pre-med from St. John's University at Jamaica, New York, and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Queens College at Flushing, New York. He earned his PhD in exercise science from the University of Connecticut.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
Chapter 1. Neuromuscular System and Exercise
Chapter 2. Endocrine System and Exercise
Chapter 3. Metabolic System and Exercise
Chapter 4. Cardiovascular System and Exercise
Chapter 5. Immunological System and Exercise

Part II: Exercise Training Principles and Prescriptions
Chapter 6. Principles of Training
Chapter 7. Resistance Training
Chapter 8. Anaerobic Conditioning and the Development of Speed and Agility
Chapter 9. Endurance Training
Chapter 10. Concurrent Training
Chapter 11. Periodization
Chapter 12. Plyometrics
Chapter 13. Warm-Up and Flexibility
Chapter 14. Athletic Performance Testing

Part III: Nutrition, Fluid Regulation, and Ergogenic Aids
Chapter 15. Sports Nutrition
Chapter 16. Hydration
Chapter 17. Ergogenic Aids

Part IV: Environmental Factors
Chapter 18. Exercise in the Heat
Chapter 19. Exercise in the Cold
Chapter 20. Exercise at Altitude

Part V: Medical and Health Conditions
Chapter 21. Overtraining
Chapter 22. Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 23. Exercise-Induced Asthma

About the Author

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