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Exercise Physiology - Text Only

Exercise Physiology - Text Only - 4th edition

Exercise Physiology - Text Only - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780072467055

ISBN10: 0072467053

Exercise Physiology - Text Only by Scott K. Powers and Edward T. Howley - ISBN 9780072467055
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
International: No
Exercise Physiology - Text Only by Scott K. Powers and Edward T. Howley - ISBN 9780072467055

ISBN13: 9780072467055

ISBN10: 0072467053

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 01

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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.

New to This Edition

  • Applies exercise physiology to sports performance and conditioning in Winning Edge Boxes helping students better understand pragmatic applications of the field.
  • Links exercise physiology to health-related fitness and rehabilitation concerns through revised Clinical Applications Boxes.
  • Includes up-to-date information on the effects of creatine supplementation on performance and lean body mass and other new developments in the use of ergogenic aids in sports performance in chapters 3 and 25.
  • Offers the most current information on the effects of physical activity on health in chapter 10.
  • Provides the latest research on the effects of endurance exercise training on skeletal muscle fiber types in chapter 8.
  • Looks at new information on the role of diet composition on ''syndrome x'', diet supplements, drugs and weight loss, and fad diets and weight loss in chapter 18.
  • Discusses the most up-to-date information on physical activity and health utilizing information contained in the Surgeon Generals Report in chapter 16.
  • Considers updates on resistance training from both a physiological and health-related perspective.
  • Uses a book specific web site to provide additional learning and teaching aids such as a list of web addresses useful in all areas of exercise physiology and fitness, PowerPoint lecture package containing major illustrations from each chapter of the book, revised student study guide, and password protected revised instructors guide.


  • Develops the concept of regulation of homeostasis as the theme running through the book to show students the impact of exercise on body systems.
  • Highlights exciting and new research in exercise physiology through Research Focus boxes and examines special topics in more depth in A Closer Look boxes.
  • Enhances student learning with beginning-of-chapter learning objectives, outline and key terms; summary boxes throughout each chapter; and end-of-chapter study questions, suggested readings and references.
  • Cites current and original research in every chapter to support discussion and includes useful appendices on a variety of topics such as estimated energy expenditure during selected activities providing students with a complete reference for expanded study.
  • Assists student learning through 350 color illustrations of key concepts

Author Bio

Powers, Scott K. : University of Florida

Howley, Edward T. : University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Table of Contents

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 Training 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 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 Prescription
D Recommended Dietary Allowances
E REAs--Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intakes of Selected Vitamins and Minerals
F RDSs--Median Heights and Weights 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