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Physique, Fitness, and Performance

2nd Edition

By Thomas Battinelli

CRC Press

248 pages | 95 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849391972
pub: 2007-06-21
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Totally revised and updated, this second edition of the well-received Physique, Fitness, and Performance retains the unique integrated approach of its predecessor, examining the relationship of structure to function in human performance. Far surpassing the limited focus of standard exercise and fitness books, it combines the morphological study of physique relative to body structure, body size and body composition with the applied interaction of muscular, cardiovascular, motor, and metabolic system capacities, abilities, and skills developed and acquired through exercise and training programs.

Establishing a background and history for the current prevalent interrelationships between physique and physical performance, the book begins by outlining the morphological, physical, motor, and metabolic component areas of study involved in physical training. Part One introduces the study of the structure-function relationships, relating body structure, size, and composition to fitness and physical performance. Part Two and Part Three present an overview of the quantitative and qualitative study of physical and physiological conditioning, motor learning, and motor control, specifically regarding the development of motor skill within general/open loop and specific/closed loop parameter guidelines. It also covers fatigue and its physiological and psychological effects on training processes. Part Four explores nutrition and the utilization of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals during physical training. It includes an overview of lipids, lipoproteins, cholesterol, and atherosclerosis; dietary goals and guidelines; and risk factors relating to heart disease and obesity within health and fitness parameter guidelines. Finally, extensive appendices present the pertinent figures, tables, and forms used in evaluation and programming.

Including chapter summaries, glossaries, and references, as well as detailed and extensive appendices for measurement, assessment, and nutrient intake guidelines, Physique, Fitness, and Performance, Second Edition provides a unique extended research base for exercise physiology professionals.

Table of Contents

BODY BUILD AND BODY COMPOSITION

PHYSIQUE, FITNESS, AND PERFORMANCE

Introduction

Physique: The Morphological Components

Conditioning and Training: The Physical Fitness Components

Ability and Skill: The Motor Components

Nutrient and Energy Utilization: The Metabolic Components

Physical Performance

Physique, Exercise, Nutrition, and Heart Disease

BODY BUILD AND BODY BUILD INDICES

Introduction

Body Types

Somatotypes

Anthropometric Somatotypes

Body Build and Physical Performance

Body Size and Body Proportions

Dysplasia Type Indices

Body Build Indices

Body Build Indices and Biomechanics

Body Build Indices and Physical Performance

BODY FAT AND FAT FREE COMPOSITION

Introduction

Direct and Indirect Method of Measure

Densitometry and Hydrometry

Total Nitrogen and Total Body Potassium

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance

Electrical Conductivity and Ultrasound

Infrared Interactance and photon Absorptiometry

Air Displacement Plethysmography: Body Pod

Anthropometric Methods of Measure

Body Composition and Physical Performance

PHYSICAL AND PSYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND MUSCULAR ENDURANCE

Introduction

Muscle Structure and Muscle Contraction

Muscle Fiber Types

Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance Determinants

Strength Training Principles and Practices

Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance Training Programs

Flexibility

Effects of Resistance Training Programs

AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC CONDITIONING

Introduction

Phosphagen or Adenosine Triphosphate - Creatine Phosphate System

Fast Glycolytic or Lactic Acid System

Slow Glycolytic or Oxidative System

Muscle Fiber Types

Principles of Training

Training Programs

Effects of Cardiovascular Training Programs

Pre-Entrance Program Considerations

MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR CONTROL

MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR CONTROL

Introduction

Generality and Specificity

General Motor Ability

Specific Motor Ability

Motor Control

Closed and Open Loop Motor Learning

Closed and Open Loop Motor Learning Studies

Dynamic and Exploratory Motor Learning Approaches

Practice and Motor Learning

Motor Ability and Motor Learning

FATIGUE AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE

Introduction

Fatigue and Physical Performance: Past Perspectives

Physiological Causes of Fatigue

Central Nervous System Failure

Peripheral Neuromuscular Fatigue

Fatigue and Motor Learning

EXERCISE, NUTRITION, AND HEART DISEASE

EXERCISE AND NUTRITION

Introductions

Carbohydrates

Fats

Proteins

Vitamins and Minerals

Water

Carbohydrate and Fat Utilization in Exercise

Protein and Performance

Vitamin and Mineral Utilization in Exercise

Water and Exercise

NUTRITION AND HEART DISEASE

Introduction

Lipids and Lipoproteins

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease

Cholesterol: Norm Levels and Risk Assessment

Cholesterol Reduction: Nutritional Intervention

Dietary Goals and Dietary Guidelines

Cholesterol: Norm Levels and Risk Assessment

Major Risk Factors

The Metabolic Syndrome

Biochemical Risk Factors

OBESITY AND HEART DISEASE

Introduction

Obesity Types

Causes of Obesity

Height-Weight Tables

Height-Weight Ratios

Frame Size

Obesity and Heart Disease

APPENDICES

The Heath-Carter Anthropometric Somatotype: Measurement and Assessment

Body Size and Body Proportions: Measurement and Assessment

Body Composition: Measurement and Assessment

Resistance Exercises: Description and Assessment

Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning: Assessment and Classification

Estimated Daily Calorie Needs - Dietary Goals -Dietary Guidelines -Food Guide List, Vitamin and Mineral Guide Lists

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA000000
HEALTH & FITNESS / General
HEA017000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MED084000
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine