Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance / Edition 6 available in Hardcover
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.
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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 Exercise1: Physiology of Exercise in the United States: Its Past, Its Future2: Control of the Internal Environment3: Bioenergetics4: Exercise Metabolism5: Hormonal Responses to Exercise6: Measurement of Work, Power, and Energy Expenditure7: The Nervous System: Structure and Control of Movement8: Skeletal Muscle: Structure and Function9: Circulatory Adaptations to Exercise10: Respiration during Exercise11: Acid-Base Balance during Exercise12: Temperature Regulation13: The Physiology of Training: Effect on V02 Max, Performance, Homeostasis, and Strength
Section II: Physiology of Health and Fitness14: Patterns in Health and Disease: Epidemiology and Physiology15: Work Tests to Evaluate Cardiorespiratory Fitness16: Exercise Prescriptions for Health and Fitness17: Exercise for Special Populations18: Body Composition and Nutrition for Health
Section III: Physiology of Performance19: Factors Affecting Performance20: Work Tests to Evaluate Performance21: Training for Performance22: Training for the Female Athlete, Children, and Special Populations23: Nutrition, Body Composition, and Performance24: Exercise and the Environment25: 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