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Here's what makes Physiology of Sport and Exercise an even better resource:
The logical order of the text has been retained, and it provides a comprehensive overview of the field without being overwhelming. Wilmore and Costill thoroughly explain all concepts so students can comprehend rather than simply memorize. The text masterfully provides a solid foundation of basic physiology from which to better interpret and understand sport and exercise physiology.
In Parts I through III, the authors review the major body systems and examine the body's acute response to exercise and its chronic response to training. In Part IV, students learn how the environment affects these responses. Part V examines various approaches used to optimize performance. Part VI focuses on unique concerns of special populations involved in physical activity, and Part VII examines the importance of physical activity to lifelong health.
The second edition has been updated to include current information regarding the following:
Text for undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology. Reference for exercise scientists, sports medicine specialists, athletic trainers, sports physical therapists, physical educators, kinesiotherapists, fitness specialists, and graduate students in exercise science. ...show less