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Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology, With Labs: With Labs 4 New Edition
Contributor(s): Housh, Terry J., Housh, Dona J., Devries, Herbert A.

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ISBN: 1621590496     ISBN-13: 9781621590491
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
OUR PRICE: $92.35  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: March 2016

Annotation: This textbook introduces aspects of applied exercise and sport physiology, along with 18 labs. It explains the scientific foundations of exercise and sport, covering body systems, muscle, metabolism, the health benefits of physical activity, aerobic exercise prescriptions, muscle strength and resistance training, flexibility, sprinting and speed training, neuromuscular fatigue, nutrition, ergogenic aids, the role of environment, growth and development, and aging. This edition has seven new labs on anthropometric measures of health risk, non-exercise-based estimation of the ventilatory threshold, the vertical jump test for measuring muscular power of the legs, and other topics; integration of material on female athletes; refocused labs to include those that can be taught without sophisticated equipment; incorporation of the FITT-VP (frequency, intensity, time, type, volume, and progression of pattern) principle; expanded discussion of exercise prescriptions for people with conditions like obesity, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and more research on exercise and hypertension, Parkinson's disease, electromyography and mechanomyography to study muscle function, response of growth and metabolism hormones to exercise, and antioxidant supplements and muscle damage. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Physical Fitness; physiology.
Exercise Therapy; methods.
Sports; physiology.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation
Dewey: 612/.044
LCCN: 2016001073
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 8.00" W x 1.00" (2.90 lbs) 502 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):

Terry J. Housh is a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and Co-director of the Center for Youth Fitness and Sports Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He has co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed research articles and eight college textbooks, and he has given more than 250 presentations at annual meetings of professional organizations including The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He was the 1998 recipient of The Outstanding Sport Scientist Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Dona J. Housh is a professor in The Oral Biology Department, College of Dentistry, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she teaches Human Physiology to first year dental students as well as post-doctoral graduate students in various dental specialties. Housh's research interests include muscle function, neuromuscular fatigue, and the hypertrophic responses to resistance training. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in prestigious scholarly journals and has presented research findings at annual meetings of The American College of Sports Medicine and The National Strength and Conditioning Association

Herbert A. deVries (1918-2009) was Professor Emeritus of the Department of Physical Education at The University of Southern California. He was world renowned for his research on the physiological adaptations to exercise training in the elderly and for research involving the application of electromyography to various aspects of neuromuscular fatigue. He published extensively in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and was the author of eleven books, including five editions of his classic text Physiology of Exercise for Physical Education, Athletics, and Exercise Science. For his lifetime of scholarly work, Dr. deVries was honored with the Alumni Honor Award from East Stroudsburg University, the Silver Anniversary Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Citation Award from The American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, the Council on Aging and Adult Development of AAHPERD (now SHAPE America) named the CAAD Research Award the Herbert A. deVries Research Award

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