1st Edition

Exercise Physiology
for Health and Sports Performance

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ISBN 9780273778721
Published November 16, 2012 by Routledge
576 Pages

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Book Description

Exercise Physiology for Health and Sports Performance brings 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.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Foundations of Exercise Physiology 1. Exercise Physiology, Sport and Pedagogy: An historical perspective 2. Nutrition for Health and Sports Performance 3. From Cells to Systems 4. The Control Systems: Skeletal and Muscular 5. The Movement Systems: Skeletal and muscular 6. The Transport and Exchange Systems: Respiratory and cardiovascular 7. Physical and Functional Growth and Development Part 2: Applied Exercise Physiology 8. General Concepts for Applied Exercise Physiology 9. Power and Power Endurance: The explosive sports 10. Anaerobic Endurance: The speed endurance sports 11. High Intensity Aerobic Endurance Sports 12. Lower Intensity Aerobic Endurance Sports 13. Intermittent Sports 14. Applied Exercise Physiology and Health 15. Applied Exercise Physiology and the Environment Appendix A: Movement Terms Appendix B: Gas Conversion Correction Table List of Abbreviations Glossary References

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Nick Draper is Head of the School of Sciences and Physical Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Helen Marshall is a Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Sciences and Physical Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.


" I think this is a great new book bringing together a lot of technical concepts as well as applied exercise physiology. " – Matthew Lancaster,Programme Leader for Sports Science and Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds