Redox Regulation in Skeletal Muscle Aging and Exercise

Redox Regulation in Skeletal Muscle Aging and Exercise
Author: Brian McDonagh
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 2889451968
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redox Regulation in Skeletal Muscle Aging and Exercise Book Excerpt:

Skeletal muscle represents the largest organ of the human body and comprises about 40% of total body mass in humans. Even in people who ‘age well’, there is a noticeable loss of muscle strength and function that accelerates dramatically after the age of 60, a major factor in the reduction in life quality for the aging population. One of the most effective interventions to maintain muscle mass and function is through exercise. Skeletal muscle generates reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen (ROS/RNS) species in response to muscle contractions. The concentration and species of ROS/RNS generated can depend on the age and fitness of the individual, muscle fibre type and the intensity of the muscle contractions. ROS/RNS generate unique signaling cascades that are not only essential in skeletal muscle contraction and adaptation but also play a role in a wide array of cell processes including cell proliferation, protein synthesis/degradation, immune response and antioxidant defense. ROS/RNS generated by contractions are involved in a co-ordinated local response that is tightly controlled at all levels from generation to detoxification. This collection of original articles and reviews highlights investigations that measure different aspects of the redox response of skeletal muscle to aging and exercise.

Nutrition in Sport

Nutrition in Sport
Author: Ronald J. Maughan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470693010
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition in Sport Book Excerpt:

As sports have become more competitive over recent years researchers and trainers have been searching for new and innovative ways of improving performance. Ironically, an area as mundane as what an athlete eats can have profound effects on fitness, health and ultimately, performance in competition. Sports have also gained widespread acceptance in the therapeutic management of athletes with disorders associated with nutritional status. In addition, exercise has been one of the tools used for studying the control of metabolism, creating a wealth of scientific information that needs to be placed in the context of sports medicine and science. Nutrition in Sport provides an exhaustive review of the biochemistry and physiology of eating. The text is divided into three sections and commences with a discussion of the essential elements of diet, including sections on carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and trace elements, and drugs associated with nutrition. It also discusses athletes requiring special consideration, including vegetarians and diabetics. The second section considers the practical aspects of sports nutrition and discusses weight control (essential for sports with weight categories and athletes with eating disorders), the travelling athlete (where travel either disrupts established feeding patterns or introduces new hazards), environmental aspects of nutrition (including altitude and heat), and the role of sports nutritional products.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology
Author: Philippe Connes,Olivier Hue,Stéphane Perrey
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1607504960
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

There is no doubt that if the field of exercise physiology is to make further advancements, the various specialized areas must work together in solving the unique and difficult problems of understanding how exercise is initiated, maintained and regulated at many functional levels, and what causes us to quit. Exercise is perhaps the most complex of physiological functions, requiring the coordinated, integrated activation of essentially every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Such activation is known to take place at all levels - from molecular to systemic. Focusing on important issues addressed at cellular and systemic levels, this handbook presents state-of-the-art research in the field of exercise physiology. Each chapter serves as a comprehensive resource that will stimulate and challenge discussion in advanced students, researchers, physiologists, medical doctors and practitioners. Authored by respected exercise physiologists from nineteen countries, each chapter has been significantly updated to provide up-to-date coverage of the topics and to offer complete descriptions of the many facets of the most physiological responses from a cellular to an integrative approach within individual body systems in normal and disease states and includes some chapters that are rarely addressed in exercise physiology books, such as the influence of exercise on endothelium, vasomomotor control mechanisms, coagulation, immune function and rheological properties of blood, and their influence on hemodynamics. This book represents the first iteration to provide such a work. Normal exercise responses divided into muscle function, bioenergetics, and respiratory, cardiac and blood/vascular function; Fitness, training, exercise testing and limits to exercise; Exercise responses in different environments; Beneficial effects of exercise rehabilitation on ageing and in the prevention and treatment of disease states; Rarely addressed issues such as the influence of exercise on endothelium, vasomotor control mechanisms, coagulation, immune function and rheological properties of blood and their influence on hemodynamics. IOS Press is an international science, technical and medical publisher of high-quality books for academics, scientists, and professionals in all fields. Some of the areas we publish in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and information systems -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All aspects of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The knowledge economy -Urban studies -Arms control -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition
Author: Ronald J. Maughan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1041
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN: 1118692357
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports Nutrition Book Excerpt:

It is well understood that proper nutrition has a significant impact on sports performance. All of the essential nutrients must be supplied in the right amounts and at the right times for an athlete to achieve optimal health and performance. In addition, when devising eating strategies that will help athletes meet their goals, sports nutritionists must take account of personal preferences, social and cultural issues, and a whole range of other factors. This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published by Wiley in partnership with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Sports Nutrition covers this dynamic field in unparalleled depth and breadth, from the scientific underpinnings of nutritional science to the development of practical nutritional programs for athletes in a range of sports. Written and edited by the world’s leading authorities on nutrition in sports, this timely new reference: Provides comprehensive coverage of nutrition for both individual and team sports Presents current knowledge of macronutrients, micronutrients, and dietary supplements for the athlete, outlining both benefits and risks Offers clear guidance on the unique nutritional needs of special populations of athletes, such as vegetarian athletes, young athletes and aging athletes Includes chapters on the clinical nutritional needs of diabetic athletes and athletes with weight management issues Carries the full endorsement of the IOC Medical Commission

Oxidative Eustress in Exercise Physiology

Oxidative Eustress in Exercise Physiology
Author: James N. Cobley,Gareth W. Davison
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2022-06-20
ISBN: 1000557324
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Eustress in Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

Oxidative Eustress in Exercise Physiology unravels key physiological responses and adaptations to different redox-regulated exercise paradigms at the cell, tissue, and whole-body level in model systems and humans in health and disease. While the mechanistic details are still unclear, key intracellular redox indices seem to be dysregulated with age. Consequently, beneficial molecular responses to acute endurance exercise decline in older individuals. Recent research suggests that manipulating mitochondrial redox homeostasis by supplementing with the mitochondria-targeted coenzyme Q10 for six weeks markedly improves physical function in older adults; i.e. it may be possible to maximise the benefits of exercise by manipulating the redox environment. The research described in this book suggests that significant translational potential exists with respect to cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration and cancer. An international team of researchers documents the importance of redox biology in health and disease, especially when exercise is a clinically useful tool for the treatment of many diseases and conditions. Features Defines essential redox biology reactions and concepts in exercise physiology Assesses key redox parameters in an in vivo human exercise context Identifies the challenges, opportunities and boundaries of current knowledge Includes a critique of the underlying mechanisms Summarises examples of translationally important research relating to disease states Related Titles Draper, N. & H. Marshall. Exercise Physiology for Health and Sports Performance (ISBN 978-0-2737-7872-1) Wackerhage, H., ed. Molecular Exercise Physiology: An Introduction (ISBN 978-0-4156-0788-9)

Muscle Recovery After Exercise Training and Competition Physiological Indicators and Non invasive Monitoring Techniques

Muscle Recovery After Exercise  Training and Competition  Physiological Indicators and Non invasive Monitoring Techniques
Author: Alessandro Moura Zagatto,Fábio Yuzo Nakamura,Michael R. Esco
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 2889637018
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muscle Recovery After Exercise Training and Competition Physiological Indicators and Non invasive Monitoring Techniques Book Excerpt:

The desire to improve muscle function and prevent overuse injuries from exercise and throughout training has led to the development of various methods to aid recovery and track readiness to perform. Ergogenic aids such as cold-water immersion, massage, and dynamic recovery procedures may have positive effects but the results of the related research remain equivocal. Furthermore, novel interventions in this scenario, like compression garments, ice vests, and photobiomodulation therapy are promising but need more evidence-based data to support their effectiveness. Similarly, to properly monitor individual physical conditioning, there is a growing interest toward unobtrusive measures to accurately represent physiological status during and/or after exercise. There are several techniques being used, such as subjective ratings of well-being, heart rate monitoring, hormonal and hematological profile assessments. However, more sensitive indexes like heart rate variability and muscle activation (voluntary and/or involuntary) are arising as attractive alternatives that may delineate physical conditioning status and readiness to perform more precisely than the aforementioned measures. The purpose of this Research Topic is to critically evaluate and summarize recent data from observational and intervention studies related to non-invasive methods designed to promote recovery and objectively monitor training status. Their association to physical performance and physiological recovery in athletes during training and competition is a major focus of this Topic.

Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition

Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition
Author: Manfred Lamprecht
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN: 1000219062
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition Book Excerpt:

Antioxidant use in sports is controversial due to existing evidence that it both supports and hurts athletic performance. This book presents information on antioxidants, specifically for athletes, and their roles in sports nutrition. It stresses how antioxidants affect exercise performance, health, and immunity. Chapters cover oxidative stress; basic nutrition for athletes; major dietary antioxidants; sports supplements; performance/adaptation to exercise; antioxidants role in health and immunity; reviews on vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, and minerals in sports nutrition; and roles polyphenols play in high-performance sport.

Science and Practice of Strength Training

Science and Practice of Strength Training
Author: Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky,William J. Kraemer,Andrew C. Fry
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN: 1492592013
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Practice of Strength Training Book Excerpt:

Science and Practice of Strength Training is a favorite book among strength and conditioning professionals. Now in a third edition, it offers upgraded artwork, updates based on current science, and new information to enhance the practical application of the concepts presented. A new coauthor, Dr. Andrew Fry, joins the already-popular author team of Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky and Dr. William Kraemer to make this third edition even better than its predecessors. Together the authors have trained more than 1,000 elite athletes, including Olympic medal winners, world champions, and national record holders. Influenced by both Eastern European and North American perspectives, their experience and expertise are integrated into solid principles, practical insights, and directions based on scientific findings. Science and Practice of Strength Training, Third Edition, shows that there is no single program that works for everyone, at all times and in all conditions. It addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing straightforward approaches to take under specific circumstances. Those approaches are backed with physiological concepts, ensuring readers gain a full understanding of the science behind the practice of strength training. In addition, the authors provide examples of strength training programs to demonstrate the principles and concepts they explain in the book. The third edition features more detailed artwork and has three new chapters on velocity in the weight room, overtraining and recovery, and athlete monitoring. The book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the basis of strength training, detailing basic concepts, task-specific strength, and athlete-specific strength. Part II covers methods of strength training, delving into velocity training, training intensity, timing, exercises used for strength training, injury prevention, overtraining, athlete monitoring, and goal-specific strength training. Part III offers even more practical applications, exploring training for specific populations, including women, young athletes, and senior athletes. The book also includes suggested readings that can further aid readers in developing strength training programs. This expanded and updated coverage of strength training concepts will ground readers in the understanding they need to develop appropriate strength training programs for each person that they work with. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Science and Practice of Strength Training, Third Edition CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Science and Practice of Strength Training CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Cell Signaling

Hydrogen Peroxide and Cell Signaling
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-07-11
ISBN: 0124055400
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Peroxide and Cell Signaling Book Excerpt:

This new volume of Methods in Enzymology continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This is the third of three volumes on hydrogen peroxide and cell signaling, and includes chapters on such topics as the biological chemistry of hydrogen peroxide, reactive oxygen species in the activation of MAP kinases, and investigating the role of reactive oxygen species in regulating autophagy. Continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field Covers hydrogen peroxide and cell signaling Contains chapters on such topics as the biological chemistry of hydrogen peroxide, reactive oxygen species in the activation of MAP kinases, and investigating the role of reactive oxygen species in regulating autophagy

Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism

Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism
Author: Donald MacLaren,James Morton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2011-12-12
ISBN: 0470091843
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism Book Excerpt:

How do our muscles produce energy for exercise and what are the underlying biochemical principles involved? These are questions that students need to be able to answer when studying for a number of sport related degrees. This can prove to be a difficult task for those with a relatively limited scientific background. Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism addresses this problem by placing the primary emphasis on sport, and describing the relevant biochemistry within this context. The book opens with some basic information on the subject, including an overview of energy metabolism, some key aspects of skeletal muscle structure and function, and some simple biochemical concepts. It continues by looking at the three macromolecules which provide energy and structure to skeletal muscle - carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. The last section moves beyond biochemistry to examine key aspects of metabolism - the regulation of energy production and storage. Beginning with a chapter on basic principles of regulation of metabolism it continues by exploring how metabolism is influenced during high-intensity, prolonged, and intermittent exercise by intensity, duration, and nutrition. Key Features: A clearly written, well presented introduction to the biochemistry of muscle metabolism. Focuses on sport to describe the relevant biochemistry within this context. In full colour throughout, it includes numerous illustrations, together with learning objectives and key points to reinforce learning. Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism will prove invaluable to students across a range of sport-related courses, who need to get to grips with how exercise mode, intensity, duration, training status and nutritional status can all affect the regulation of energy producing pathways and, more important, apply this understanding to develop training and nutrition programmes to maximise athletic performance.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1894
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN: 0128126884
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability covers the hottest topics in the science of food sustainability, providing a synopsis of the path society is on to secure food for a growing population. It investigates the focal issue of sustainable food production in relation to the effects of global change on food resources, biodiversity and global food security. This collection of methodological approaches and knowledge derived from expert authors around the world offers the research community, food industry, scientists and students with the knowledge to relate to, and report on, the novel challenges of food production and sustainability. This comprehensive encyclopedia will act as a platform to show how an interdisciplinary approach and closer collaboration between the scientific and industrial communities is necessary to strengthen our existing capacity to generate and share research data. Offers readers a ‘one-stop’ resource on the topic of food security and sustainability Contains articles split into sections based on the various dimensions of Food Security and Food Sustainability Written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions with a “farm to fork understanding Includes concise and accessible chapters, providing an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from undergraduate level upwards, as well as up-to-date foundational content for those familiar with the field

Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport Exercise and Medicine

Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport  Exercise and Medicine
Author: Andrew M. Jones,David C. Poole
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1134404506
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport Exercise and Medicine Book Excerpt:

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.

Chronic Pain and Exercise

Chronic Pain and Exercise
Author: Linn Karlsson
Publsiher: Linköping University Electronic Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 917685518X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronic Pain and Exercise Book Excerpt:

Chronic pain is common in western countries and entails considerable consequences for the afflicted individuals as well as for the society. Furthermore, chronic pain is complex including an advanced interplay between biological-, psychological- and social aspects. Treatment of chronic pain attempts to decrease pain intensity and increase physical-, psychological- and social functioning. However, the treatment of chronic pain is still not optimized. Different types of physical activity and exercise (PA&E) are commonly applied as non-pharmacological treatment strategies for chronic pain, but the most efficient type and dose of PA&E are unclear. In addition, adherence to prescribed PA&E is often troublesome, which further complicates the application of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain. The aim of this thesis is to increase the knowledge about PA&E as treatment for chronic pain regarding pain intensity, biochemical substances, adherence and attitudes. The findings of this thesis were that a long-term, home-based PA&E intervention comprising strength exercises as well as stretch exercises decreased pain intensity and increased function in women with chronic neck- and shoulder pain. Using microdialysis technique, differences in pain modulatory biochemical substances were found, before the intervention, in painful trapezius muscle compared to pain-free trapezius muscle. In addition, alterations in pain modulatory substances in painful trapezius muscle after the intervention were found, which possibly could imply peripheral physiological effects of PA&E. Furthermore, psychological factors could be associated to the effects of and adherence to the PA&E intervention. An intention to be physically active were expressed by patients with chronic pain, but a discordance between the intention and PA&E-behaviour were evident, even though the PA&E were experienced as valuable. In conclusion, this thesis strengthens the importance of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain. Especially, this thesis increases the knowledge about; possible peripheral pain inhibitory effects after long-term exercise; how psychological factors might affect the results of PA&E; and also about important behavioural aspects that might affect adherence to prescribed PA&E. This thesis highlights the need of more research on physiological pain inhibitory effects of long-term PA&E in chronic pain. Furthermore, improved methods for ensured adherence to prescribed PA&E are necessary in order to optimize the effect of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain.

Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training

Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training
Author: Moritz Schumann,Bent R. Rønnestad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 3319755471
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training Book Excerpt:

This book provides an extensive guide for exercise and health professionals, students, scientists, sport coaches, athletes of various sports and those with a general interest in concurrent aerobic and strength training. Following a brief historical overview of the past decades of research on concurrent training, in section 1 the epigenetic as well as physiological and neuromuscular differences of aerobic and strength training are discussed. Thereafter, section 2 aims at providing an up-to-date analysis of existing explanations for the interference phenomenon, while in section 3 the training-methodological difficulties of combined aerobic and strength training are elucidated. In section 4 and 5, the theoretical considerations reviewed in previous sections will then be practically applied to specific populations, ranging from children and elderly to athletes of various sports. Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training: Scientific Basics and Practical Applications is a novel book on one of the “hot topics” of exercise training. The Editors' highest priority is to make this book an easily understandable and at the same time scientifically supported guide for the daily practice.

Plant Physiological Aspects of Phenolic Compounds

Plant Physiological Aspects of Phenolic Compounds
Author: Marcos Soto-Hernández,Rosario García-Mateos,Mariana Palma-Tenango
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-09-04
ISBN: 1789840333
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Physiological Aspects of Phenolic Compounds Book Excerpt:

Phenolic compounds are considered secondary metabolites within the physiology of a plant. They have different functions, such as pollination systems, sun protection, protection against pathogens and diseases, etc.Research on these compounds has increased due to the number of molecules they can include and the different biological activities they demonstrate. It is important to know the methods of extracting molecules, the biosynthesis routes, and their relationship with activities that can benefit from their consumption. Therefore, the book includes chapters that provide information on extraction and optimization techniques, biosynthetic pathways, and the identification and characterization of miRNAs involved in the regulation of their biosynthesis.

Muscle and Exercise Physiology

Muscle and Exercise Physiology
Author: Jerzy A. Zoladz
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2018-11-05
ISBN: 0128145943
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muscle and Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

Muscle and Exercise Physiology is a comprehensive reference covering muscle and exercise physiology, from basic science to advanced knowledge, including muscle power generating capabilities, muscle energetics, fatigue, aging and the cardio-respiratory system in exercise performance. Topics presented include the clinical importance of body responses to physical exercise, including its impact on oxygen species production, body immune system, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, cardiac energetics and its functional reserves, and the health-related effects of physical activity and inactivity. Novel topics like critical power, ROS and muscle, and heart muscle physiology are explored. This book is ideal for researchers and scientists interested in muscle and exercise physiology, as well as students in the biological sciences, including medicine, human movements and sport sciences. Contains basic and state-of-the-art knowledge on the most important issues of muscle and exercise physiology, including muscle and body adaptation to physical training, the impact of aging and physical activity/inactivity Provides both the basic and advanced knowledge required to understand mechanisms that limit physical capacity in both untrained people and top class athletes Covers advanced content on muscle power generating capabilities, muscle energetics, fatigue and aging

Predicting Individual Responses to Exercise Interventions

Predicting Individual Responses to Exercise Interventions
Author: Vassilis Mougios,Brendon Gurd,Giuseppe D’Antona
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 2889664635
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predicting Individual Responses to Exercise Interventions Book Excerpt:

Exercise Biochemistry

Exercise Biochemistry
Author: Vassilis Mougios
Publsiher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2019-02-04
ISBN: 1492529044
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Biochemistry Book Excerpt:

Exercise Biochemistry, Second Edition, offers a clear explanation of how exercise affects molecular-level functioning in athletes and nonathletes, both healthy and diseased.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology
Author: Tudor Hale
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2005-12-13
ISBN: 0470869674
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise Physiology Book Excerpt:

Exercise Physiology: A Thematic Approach introduces students with little or no background in human biology to the fundamentals of the physiological processes involved in sports performance. Its central theme is the physiological explanation of maximal oxygen uptake, one of the key concepts in sport and exercise physiology courses. It also includes material on anaerobic metabolism, carbon dioxide excretion and some special cases such as oxygen uptake at altitude and in a variety of extreme climates. Clearly written to provides a logical, linear development of the key concepts. Maximises the use of student's practical laboratory experiences. Includes numerous sporting examples to which students can relate. Excellent pedagogy including learning objectives, problems, objective tests and a glossary of terms and symbols. This is the first title in an exciting new series of Sports Science textbooks - Wiley SportTexts. It aims to provide textbooks covering the key disciplines within the academic study of sport. The series adopts a student-centred, interactive, problem-solving approach with the students’ immediate practical experience as the starting point.

Current Issues in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Current Issues in Sports and Exercise Medicine
Author: Michael Hamlin,Nick Draper
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN: 9535110314
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Issues in Sports and Exercise Medicine Book Excerpt:

This unique resource presents current issues in sports and exercise medicine which outlines new areas of knowledge and provides updates on current knowledge in the broad field of sports and exercise medicine. Written by experts in their own sub-disciplines, Current Issues in Sports and Exercise Medicine discusses the physiology behind sports injuries and presents new and exciting approaches to manage such injuries. In addition, the book explores the relationship between exercise, health and performance by providing new information in areas such as exercise and immunity, the use of iron supplementation for performance, how exercise affects reactive oxygen species, and the proposed benefits of real and simulated altitude training. This book is well referenced and illustrated and will be a valuable resource for sports medicine specialists, physiologists, coaches, physical conditioners, physiotherapists and graduate and medical school students.