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Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance / Edition 7

Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance / Edition 7

by Scott K. Powers, Edward T. HowleyScott K. Powers
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Written especially for exercise science and physical education students, this text provides a solid foundation in theory illuminated by application and performance models to increase understanding and to help students apply what they've learned in the classroom and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073376479
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Scott K. Powers is a Distinguished Professor and the UAA Endowed professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Powers enjoys teaching and has earned three University of Florida teaching awards. Dr. Powers’ research has focused on exercise-mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role that these changes play in providing protection against oxidant injury. Further, he is actively investigating the mechanisms responsible for respiratory muscle weakness in patients subjected to prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation. Dr. Powers’ laboratory work has been funded by grants totaling more than five million dollars from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and the Florida Biomedical Research Program. This research has resulted in over 180 peer-reviewed research publications. Scott has also co-authored four college textbooks for use in exercise physiology and fitness courses. Powers is active in both the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Physiology-Reg. and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Scott Powers received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Carson Newman College, his master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate (EdD) in exercise physiology from the University of Tennessee. Powers earned a second doctoral degree (PhD) in physiology from Louisiana State University.

Edward Howley received his BS degree from Manhattan College and his MS and PhD degrees from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed a one-year post-doctoral appointment at Penn State University and began his career at the University of Tennessee in 1970. He taught a variety of courses in physiology, exercise physiology and fitness testing and prescription over 36 years. He also served as an administrator of the Exercise Science program/department. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus. He has received several awards for his teaching. Most of Dr. Howley’s volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine, where he served as president from 2002–2003. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, and is chair of the program planning committee for the annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit meeting.

Table of Contents

Section I: Physiology of Exercise

1: Physiology of Exercise in the United States: Its Past, Its Future

2: Control of the Internal Environment

3: Bioenergetics

4: Exercise Metabolism

5: Hormonal Responses to Exercise

6: Measurement of Work, Power, and Energy Expenditure

7: The Nervous System: Structure and Control of Movement

8: Skeletal Muscle: Structure and Function

9: Circulatory Adaptations to Exercise

10: Respiration during Exercise

11: Acid-Base Balance during Exercise

12: Temperature Regulation

13: The Physiology of Training: Effect on V02 Max, Performance, Homeostasis, and Strength
Section II: Physiology of Health and Fitness

14: Patterns in Health and Disease: Epidemiology and Physiology

15: Work Tests to Evaluate Cardiorespiratory Fitness

16: Exercise Prescriptions for Health and Fitness

17: Exercise for Special Populations

18: Body Composition and Nutrition for Health
Section III: Physiology of Performance

19: Factors Affecting Performance

20: Work Tests to Evaluate Performance

21: Training for Performance

22: Training for the Female Athlete, Children, and Special Populations

23: Nutrition, Body Composition, and Performance

24: Exercise and the Environment

25: Ergogenic Aids
A: Calculation of Oxygen Uptake and Carbon Dioxide Production
B: Estimated Energy Expenditure During Selected Activities
C: Physical Activity Prescriptions
D: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs)
E: Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intakes (ESADDIs) of Selected Minerals
F: Median Height and Weight and Recommended Energy Intake
G: Percent Fat Estimate for Men: Sum of Triceps, Chest, and Subscapula Skinfolds
H: Percent Fat Estimate for Women: Sum of Triceps, Abdomen, and Suprailium Skinfolds

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