Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

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This is a history of exercise physiology written from a systems perspective. The significance of human exercise experiments is emphasized, and the range of coverage is very wide. After an introductory chapter on early ideas about the physiology of exercise and the training of athletes, there are 11 in-depth accounts of the development of scientific thinking about the responses of key physiological systems to the conditions of acute and chronic exercise, as well as their coupling with integrative responses.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 510 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 34mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 73 black and white photographs and 24 line illustrations
  • 0195125274
  • 9780195125276

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This book presents a unique perspective of how exercise physiology has evolved and is a must for those in the profession. Doody's Journalshow more

Table of contents

1. Ancient and Early Influences; 2. The Neuromuscular System; 3. The Cardiovascular System; 4. The Respiratory System; 5. The Autonomic Nervous System; 6. The Oxygen Transport System and Maximal Oxygen Uptake; 7. The Metabolic Systems: Aerobic Metabolism and Substrate Utilization in Exercising Skeletal Muscle; 8. The Metabolic Systems: Anaerobic Metabolism (Glycolytic and Phosphagen); 9. The Endocrine System: Metabolic Effects of the Pancreatic, Adrenal, Thyroidal, and Growth Hormones; 10. The Temperature Regulatory System; 11. The Renal System; 12. The Gastrointestinal Systemshow more