The body is an amazingly complex machine. At any given time there is intricate communication among various cells, tissues, organs, and systems that serve to coordinate its physiological functions.
When you think of the numerous processes occurring within the body at any given time, it is truly remarkable that these physiological functions work so well together.
Even at rest, the body is physiologically quite active.
Imagine, then, how much more active all of these body systems become when you engage in exercise. During exercise, nerves excite muscles to contract. Exercising muscles are metabolically active and require more nutrients, more oxygen, and efficient clearance of waste products. How does the whole body respond to the increased physiological demands of exercise?
That is the key question when you study the physiology of sport and exercise. Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fifth Edition, introduces you to the fields of sport and exercise physiology. Our goal is to build on the knowledge that you developed during basic course work in human anatomy and physiology and to apply those principles in studying how the body performs and responds to the added demands of physical activity.
Student and Instructor Resources
Introduction: An Introduction to Exercise and Sport Physiology
Part I: Exercising Muscle
1. Structure and Function of Exercising Muscle
2. Fuel for Exercise: Bioenergetics and Muscle Metabolism
3. Neural Control of Exercising Muscle
4. Hormonal Control During Exercise
5. Energy Expenditure and Fatigue
Part II: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function
6. The Cardiovascular System and Its Control
7. The Respiratory System and Its Regulation
8. Cardiorespiratory Responses to Acute Exercise
Part III: Exercise Training
9. Principles of Exercise Training
10. Adaptations to Resistance Training
11. Adaptations to Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
Part IV: Environmental Influences on Performance
12. Exercise in Hot and Cold Environments
13. Exercise at Altitude
Part V: Optimizing Performance in Sport
14. Training for Sport
15. Body Composition and Nutrition for Sport
16. Ergogenic Aids and Sport
Part VI: Age and Sex Considerations in Sport and Exercise
17. Children and Adolescents in Sport and Exercise
18. Aging in Sport and Exercise
19. Sex Differences in Sport and Exercise
Part VII: Physical Activity for Health and Fitness
20. Prescription of Exercise for Health and Fitness
21. Cardiovascular Disease and Physical Activity
22. Obesity, Diabetes, and Physical Activity
About the Authors
Título: Physiology of Sport and Exercise
Edition: Fifth Edition
Authors: W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill