Exercise Physiology

Physiology of Exercise for High Performance in Sport

Author: Alfred Eldwine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544226019

Category:

Page: 58

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Very Practical Guide!Do you want to educate yourself about exercise physiology and human performance in sport? As a student of sport and physiology or an athlete, I am sure you have many questions regarding the factors that are involved in human performance and exercise physiology.This first book, which explains everything about nutrition, is meant to satisfy your need and to provide you a great source of information that is easy to grasp and make you to intellectually understand and also to apply it as in order to achieve peak performance.Benefits of reading this book: * Nutrition for exercise physiology * Very easy to read* Applied information to peak performance in sport * Great resource of exercise physiology for athletes * Information on exercise training * Knowledge of exercise physiology * Practical skills for sport performanceI know how hard it is to understand scientific languages and to apply it in a manner that will enhance the probability of success for athletes. This is a strong point to be considered and this book solves this as well. Written in an unique way, this book offer best knowledge for exercise physiology in sport performance, will help you grasp the way of high human performance in sport through nutrition.Take Action And Perform Higher! Buy Now!

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance

Author: Jay Hoffman

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492583669

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 4869

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, Second Edition With Web Resource, updates and expands on the popular first edition, providing an in-depth discussion of physiological adaptation to exercise. Students will learn the importance of an evidence-based approach in prescribing exercise, while sports medicine professionals and health care providers will appreciate using the text as a primary reference on conditioning and performance of athletes. A range of topics are covered, including environmental influences on performance, hydration status, sport nutrition, sport supplements, and performance-enhancing drugs. The book is focused on physiological adaptation to exercise with a goal of providing practical applications to facilitate exercise prescriptions for a variety of athletes. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, Second Edition, is organized into five parts. The first part examines physiological adaptation and the effects of various modes of training on biochemical, hormonal, muscular, cardiovascular, neural, and immunological adaptations. The second part covers principles of exercise training and prescription. The third part discusses nutrition, hydration status, sport supplementation, and performance-enhancing drugs. The fourth part focuses on environmental factors and their influence on sport performance. The fifth and final part is focused on how certain medical and health conditions influence sport performance. Updates in this second edition focus on cutting-edge knowledge in sport science and sports medicine, including the latest information on physiological adaptations to exercise; current trends for training for power, speed, and agility; eye-opening discussions on sport supplementation and performance-enhancing drugs; data on training with medical conditions such as diabetes and exercise-induced bronchospasm; and groundbreaking information on training in heat and cold and at altitude. In addition, new chapters offer a practical approach to the yearly training program and sudden death in sport. The second edition also incorporates the following features to enhance practical application and facilitate students’ learning: • A new web resource includes 80 drills and 41 video demonstrations that help readers understand how to implement the various exercises. • Chapter objectives provide an overview of key content in each chapter. • Chapter review questions help students assess their learning. • In Practice sidebars bring chapter content to life in a practical manner and help students better understand the material. Students and instructors will benefit from the new web resource, which features 80 drills and detailed instruction on performing each drill. The drills can be used for a dynamic warm-up or to enhance speed and agility. Most drills are accompanied by at least one photo showing how to perform a key movement of the drill. Forty of the drills are accompanied by a video of the drill being performed in its entirety, and a dynamic warm-up routine video features 10 warm-up exercises. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, Second Edition, provides a strong basis for understanding adaptation to exercise and appreciating how changes in program variables can alter training adaptations. All the information in this text is presented in an attractive, reader-friendly format that is conducive to learning. The text serves as both a key educational tool and a primary reference for exercise prescription for athletes.

Equine Exercise Physiology

The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse

Author: Kenneth William Hinchcliff,Andris J. Kaneps,Raymond J. Geor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702028576

Category: Medical

Page: 463

View: 7099

Equine Exercise Physiology provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic sciences required for an understanding of the physiology of the equine athlete. This book provides a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training. It is the ideal resource for those interested in equine exercise physiology: undergraduate and post-graduate students in exercise science, comparative physiology, biology and veterinary science; veterinary students; horse trainers and owners of sport horses; journalists writing in equine specialty magazines; and interested lay persons. Topics include: the musculoskeletal system and physiology; tendon, ligament and joint physiology; the biomechanics of locomotion; respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems; metabolism and nutritional management; thermoregulation; hematology and immunology Written by the top experts currently working in the area of equine exercise physiology Designed for those seeking comprehensive information in a digestible format about the basic science of equine exercise physiology, rather than the clinical aspects Over 250 high quality illustrations that amplify and illustrate important points Information available in a readily accessible format.

High-performance Sports Conditioning

Author: Bill Foran

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736001632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 367

View: 697

This guide starts with a conditioning programme before tailoring the training exercises and drills to the development of sport-specific performances. The training programme is designed for peak performance during the competitive season.

Physiological Testing of the High-performance Athlete

Author: J. Duncan MacDougall,Howard Allan Wenger,Howard J. Green (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics Books

ISBN: 9780873223003

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 9883

Physiological Testing of the High-Performance Athlete aims to provide readers with information on not only how to design and conduct testing programmes, but also how to make the test protocols sport-specific. Readers will learn to interpret the results so they can prescribe training programmes that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance.

The Science of Rugby

Author: Craig Twist,Paul Worsfold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113513541X

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 5958

The Science of Rugby is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning the preparation of rugby players for high performance. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and covering both codes (union and league), the book explores every aspect of preparation and performance that introduces best practice by leading coaches and sports science professionals from around the rugby world. The book covers key topics such as: Physical preparation and conditioning Strength and power training Monitoring match and training demands Match-day strategies for enhancing physical and technical performance Management of fatigue and recovery Training and playing in the heat Travel and jet lag Injury epidemiology Psychological preparation Performance analysis Biomechanics Nutrition Talent identification and youth development The book also incorporates several case-studies to demonstrate how scientific principles have been applied in practice. No other book bridges the gap between theory and applied practice in rugby, from grass roots to elite international standard, and therefore this is essential reading for any student, researcher, sport scientist, coach, physiotherapist or clinician with an interest in the game.

The Elite Young Athlete

Author: Neil Armstrong,Alison M. McManus

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805595506

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 9412

A key resource for coaches, scientists and clinicians Sport is by its nature competitive and even during youth it is performed at different levels with elite young athletes at the top of the performance pyramid. A coordinated series of comprehensive, research-based reviews on factors underlying the performance of children and adolescents involved in competitive sport is presented in this volume. Leading exercise and sport scientists provide the latest information on the physiology of young elite athletes, the essential role of nutrition, and the effects of endurance, high-intensity and high-resistance training and overtraining as well as on the importance of laboratory and field-based monitoring of young athletes' performances. Further, thermoregulation and environmental factors that might affect performance are re-viewed. Finally, strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death and the diagnosis and management of common sport injuries in young athletes are discussed. The book provides up-to-date, evidence-based information for sports scientists, coaches, physiotherapists, pediatric sports medicine specialists, and other professionals involved in supporting elite young athletes.

Physiological Bases of Sports Performance

Author: Mark Hargreaves

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780074711019

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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Physiological Bases of Sports Performance takes an in-depth look at how the body responds to high physical activity in exercise and sport and on how to enhance performance through a variety of physiological techniques, such as training, nutrition and cryogenic aids. The book covers the basic elements of physiology and explains the effects of sport on those areas. The second section on improving sport performance provides a practical angle that will be useful for sports coaches and athletes.

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes

Author: Australian Institute of Sport,Rebecca Tanner,Christopher Gore

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492581410

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 9105

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, Second Edition, presents the most current protocols used for assessing high-level athletes. Based on the insight and experience of sport scientists who work closely with elite athletes to optimize sporting success, this comprehensive guide offers the how and why of both general and sport-specific physiological testing procedures. Readers will learn to use these tests to identify the strengths and weaknesses of athletes, monitor progress, provide feedback, and enhance performance their athletes’ potential. Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, Second Edition, guides readers in ensuring precision and reliability of testing procedures in the field or lab; correctly preparing athletes before testing; and accurately collecting, handling, and analyzing data. It leads readers through general testing concepts and athlete monitoring tools for determining anaerobic capacity, neuromuscular power, blood lactate thresholds, and VO2max. It also presents principles and protocols for common lab- and field-based assessments of body composition, agility, strength and power, and perceptual and decision-making capabilities. Reproducible forms throughout the book assist readers with data collection and preparticipation screening. After reviewing general protocols, this unique text takes a sport-specific look at the most effective tests and their applications in enhancing the performance of elite athletes. Protocols for 18 internationally recognized sports are introduced, and for each sport a rationale for the tests, lists of necessary equipment, and detailed testing procedures are provided. Normative data collected from athletes competing at national and international levels serve as excellent reference points for measuring elite athletes. New to the second edition are sport-specific assessments for Australian football, BMX cycling, rugby, sprint kayaking, high-performance walking, and indoor and beach volleyball. The second edition of Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes also features other enhancements, including extensive updates to normative data and reference material as well as several new chapters. New information on data collection and handling covers approaches for analyzing data from the physiological monitoring of individual athletes and for groups of athletes in team sports. Revised chapters on environmental physiology provide current insights regarding altitude training and training in heat and humidity. Discussions of the scientific basis of various strategies for athlete recovery in both training and competition enable readers to make sound decisions in employing those strategies to help their athletes optimally recover. For exercise physiologists, coaches, and exercise physiology students, Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, Second Edition, is the essential guide to the most effective assessment protocols available. Using the precise and proven protocols in this authoritative resource, exercise physiologists can acquire detailed information to assist athletes’ preparation.

Sport Physiology for Coaches

Author: Brian J. Sharkey,Steven E. Gaskill

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736051729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 310

View: 3858

Explains the principles of muscular and energy fitness training, and describes the step-by-step procedures to follow in applying the principles to a variety of sport programmes. Useful as a textbook for students on coaching courses, this text also serves as a reference for coaches, physical education teachers and health and fitness professionals.

Recovery for Performance in Sport

Author: Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance INSEP,Christophe Hausswirth,Iñigo Mujika

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492575216

Category: Science

Page: 296

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In today’s competitive sport environment, discovering effective methods of facilitating optimal athletic performance is paramount to success. The recovery period is essential in maintaining athletes’ physical and psychological well-being and crucial in the pursuit of intense physical training and satisfying performances. Recovery for Performance in Sport presents techniques and modalities currently used to enhance athletes’ recovery, optimize training time, and avoid overtraining. Edited by members of l’Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP), Christophe Hausswirth, and Iñigo Mujika, the text encompasses the latest scientific research in the study of recovery and draws from the experience of applied sport scientists working with elite athletes in leading performance and recovery centers. Readers will find proven strategies for enhancing the recovery process and learn the importance of structuring an individualized and evidenced-based recovery plan for improving performance. Appealing to a broad audience encompassing professionals, athletes, coaches, and students, Recovery for Performance in Sport provides a scientific base of information as well as specific elements that allow for practical application in the real world. More than 30 international professionals contributed to chapter content, including case studies of international athletes and coaches. These case studies complement the scientific explanations by bringing additional context to the discussion of safe recovery modalities and how to apply those concepts to specific sports. Cutting-edge research and techniques allow readers to maximize the recovery of their athletes by learning from the proven strategies of international experts. Recovery for Performance in Sport is divided into four parts, each presenting scientific knowledge, practical applications, and related case studies. The first two parts focus on the physiology of optimal training, how to prevent overtraining, and how to peak for optimal performance. Part III is a discussion of current recovery modalities along with strategies for optimizing recovery through the combination of modalities. Focusing on recovery at the muscular level, this part discusses nutrition strategies, electrostimulation, compression, massage, and immersion procedures, among others. Part IV of the text considers situations that offer unique variables to consider when choosing recovery techniques. Differences between men and women in postexercise recovery are detailed along with a current discussion of thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and heat stress. Consideration is also given to the interventions used to alleviate thermal strain and the limitations of various recovery strategies after exercise in the heat. The physiological responses to altitude exposure and its impact on performance and various factors related to recovery are also discussed along with practical recommendations to facilitate altitude adaptation and recovery. Recovery is one of the least understood and most under-researched components of the exercise-adaptation cycle. Yet, the importance of the recovery period cannot be overstated considering that athletes spend more time in recovery than in active training and that many adaptations to training take place during the recovery period. The current knowledge and applied information featured in Recovery for Performance in Sport will assist readers in improving the recovery process to help athletes achieve easier adaptation to training loads, lower their risk of overload and injury, and ultimately improve athletic performance.

Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance

The Training Table

Author: Lemuel W. Taylor IV

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439839379

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 349

View: 1039

Knowing the basic nutrition requirements and combining them with proper training are the two most important factors for athletes to achieve peak performance levels. Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance: The Training Table addresses these needs on a comprehensive basis from a training table perspective. Offering practical guidelines for practitioners and athletes, the book focuses on the key macronutrients that fuel daily metabolism and exercise training and explores differing needs for various athletes and their individual goals. Topics discussed include: General principles and physiology of caloric intake for all major macronutrients and how this pertains to both active and sedentary individuals Energy demands and nutritional requirements for strength-power athletes and elite competitors in endurance sports Protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral needs of athletes The importance of optimal fluid and hydration during exercise How to determine body weight for a desired body fat percentage, recommended calorie consumption, dietary suggestions, and useful meal planning tools for a wide variety of caloric needs The difference between energy intake and energy expenditure and how athletes can eat to build muscle, lose fat, and optimize performance Scientific strategies on how to time exercise and food intake to more effectively replenish glycogen, increase protein synthesis, and blunt protein degradation How the physiological changes that accompany aging change nutrient needs and guidelines for older athletes on maximizing performance and maintaining health Structuring a diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can be a daunting task. This text adequately addresses how athletes can do so in an effective and practical fashion, optimizing performance and maintaining health.

Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology, with Labs

Author: Terry J Housh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351818791

Category:

Page: N.A

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Applied Exercise & Sport Physiology, Fourth Edition, presents theory and application in an appealing, balanced, and manageable format. By providing an essential introduction to the systems of the human body and covering important aspects of exercise and sport physiology, it will be a useful resource for students as they learn to become exercise science professionals, physician's assistants, physical therapists, physical educators, or coaches. It provides the right amount of practical information they will need to apply in hospitals, clinics, schools, and settings such as health clubs, youth sport leagues, and similar environments. The authors have carefully designed the material to be covered easily in one semester, in an introductory course, but the book can also serve as a foundation for advanced courses. Its 18 lab experiences are matched to relevant chapters and complement the topics covered; they allow readers to apply physiological principles to exercise and sport, provide opportunities for hands-on learning and application of the scientific principles, and often don't require complex equipment.

Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance

Author: Sharon A. Plowman,Denise L. Smith

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451176112

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 7092

Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, this undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. The book has comprehensive coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their preferred approach. Each unit is designed with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses, training principles, and special applications, problems, and considerations. Plowman & Smith provides a consistently organized, comprehensive approach to Exercise Physiology with excellent supporting ancillary materials. Its ability to relate up to date research to key concepts and integrate special populations makes this book ideal for classroom use.

BIOS Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Author: Karen Birch,Keith George,Don McLaren

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 0203488245

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3444

Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Physiology looks at the key topics in exercise physiology and examines how each of the physiological systems responds to acute and chronic exercise. As well as reviewing special topics such as nutrition, altitude, temperature, and ergogenic acids, it assesses the importance of exercise to health and quality of life and considers the importance of exercise to adults, children and the elderly.