Despite its crucial importance, scientists interested in the limitations of human physical performance have only just started to give the field of oxygen uptake kinetics the attention it deserves. Understanding the principal determinant of the oxygen uptake kinetics is fundamental to improving human performance or the quality of life.
This book provides a detailed overview of the current state of knowledge of this emerging field of study, and features:
* an introduction to oxygen uptake kinetics and historical development of the discipline
* measurement and analysis of oxygen uptake kinetics
* control of and limitations to oxygen uptake kinetics
* applications of oxygen uptake kinetics in a range of human populations.
Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport, Health and Medicine is richly illustrated and structured to enable easy access of information and represents an invaluable resource for students and researchers in exercise physiology, as well as for respiratory physiologists and pulmonary clinicians.
Part One: Introduction 1. Introduction to Oxygen Uptake Kinetics and Historical Development of the Discipline, Andrew M. Jones and David C. Poole Part Two: Theory and Practice of Measuring VO2 Kinetics 2. Measuring VO2 Kinetics: The Practicalities, Shunsaku Koga, Tomoyuki Shiojiri and Narihiko Kondo 3. The Kinetics of Oxygen Uptake: Physiological Inferences from the Parameters, Brian J. Whipp and Harry B. Rossiter 4. Effect of Exercise Modality on VO2 Kinetics, Andrew M. Jones and Mark Burnley 5. VO2 Dynamics in Different Species, Casey A. Kindig, Brad J. Behnke and David C. Poole Part Three: Mechanistic Bases of VO2 Kinetics 6. Relationship Between VO2 Responses at the Mouth and Across the Exercising Muscles, Brad J. Behnke, Thomas J. Barstow and David C. Poole 7. Intramuscular Phosphate and Pulmonary VO2 Kinetics During Exercise: Implications for Control of Skeletal Muscle Oxygen Consumption, Harry B. Rossiter, Franklyn A. Howe and Susan A. Ward 8. Limitation of VO2 On-Kinetics by O2 Delivery, Richard L. Hughson 9. Limitation of Skeletal Muscle VO2 On-kinetics by Inertia of Cellular Respiration, Bruno Grassi 10. "Priming" Exercise and VO2 Kinetics, Mark Burnley, Katrien Koppo and Andrew M. Jones 11. Influence of Muscle Fibre Type and Motor Unit Recruitment on VO2 Kinetics, Andrew M. Jones, Jamie S.M. Pringle and Helen Carter 12. Towards an Understanding of the Mechanistic Bases of VO2 Kinetics: Summary of Key Points Raised in Chapters 2-11, David C. Poole and Andrew M. Jones Part Four: Practical Applications to the Study of VO2 Kinetics 13. VO2 Kinetics: Effects of Maturation and Ageing, Thomas J. Barstow and Barry W. Scheuermann 14. VO2 Kinetics in Different Disease States, David C. Poole, Casey A. Kindig and Brad J. Behnke 15. Effect of Training on VO2 Kinetics and Performance, Andrew M. Jones and Katrien Koppo