The ninth edition of Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance is intended for students interested in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, human performance, kinesiology/exercise science, physical therapy, and physical education. The book contains numerous clinical applications, including exercise tests to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness and information on exercise training for improvements in health-related physical fitness and sports performance. This comprehensive tool is intended for a one-semester, upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate exercise physiology course.
Research Focus presents new research and explains why it’s relevant.
A Closer Look offers an in-depth view of topics that are of special interest to students. This feature encourages students to dig deeper about key concepts.
This question-and-answer feature lets you find out what leading scientists have to say about topics.
Presents historical information about contributors to health-related topics.
Learn how exercise physiology is used in the clinical setting.
How do athletes find the “extra edge” that can make the difference between victory and defeat? These features explain the science behind a winning performance.
Fresh information on the glycemic index, new findings regarding obesity, and the latest recommendations from the American College of Cardiology on the importance of exercise and diet in weight loss provide relevant and current information dealing with obesity, exercise, and weight loss.
New information on dietary supplements and athletic performance and a state-of-the-art discussion on new techniques for detecting doping in athletes.
Latest findings regarding the impact of exercise on the immune system reinforce the importance of exercise.
Updated information on both type I and II diabetes, new guidelines for exercise and pregnancy, and the latest findings regarding exercise and older adults demonstrate updated and current information on exercise and special populations.
Table of Contents SECTION 1: Physiology of Exercise
Introduction to Exercise Physiology
1 Common Measurements in Exercise Physiology
2 Control of the Internal Environment
4 Exercise Metabolism
5 Cell Signaling and the Hormonal Responses to Exercise
6 Exercise and the Immune System
7 The Nervous System: Structure and Control of Movement
8 Skeletal Muscle: Structure and Function
9 Circulatory Responses to Exercise
10 Respiration During Exercise
11 Acid-Base Balance During Exercise
12 Temperature Regulation
13 The Physiology of Training: Effect on VO2 Max, Performance, and Strength
SECTION 2: Physiology of Health and Fitness
14 Risk Factors and Inflammation: Links to Chronic Disease
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 3: Physiology of Performance
19 Factors Affecting Performance
20 Laboratory Assessment of Human Performance
21 Training for Performance
22 Training for the Female Athlete, Children, Special Populations, and the Masters Athlete
23 Nutrition, Body Composition, and Performance
24 Exercise and the Environment
25 Ergogenic Aids
Appendices can be accessed at www.mhhe.com/powers9e:
Appendix A: Calculation of Oxygen Uptake and Carbon Dioxide Production
Appendix B: Dietary Reference Intakes: Estimated Energy Requirements
Appendix C: Dietary Reference Intakes: Vitamins
Appendix D: Dietary Reference Intakes: Minerals and Elements
Appendix E: Dietary Reference Intakes: Macronutrients
Appendix F: Percent of Fat Estimate for Men: Sum of Triceps, Chest, and Subscapula Skinfolds
Appendix G: Percent Fat Estimate for Women: Sum of Triceps, Abdomen, and Suprailium Skinfolds