Foundations of Exercise Science

ISBN-10: 0683044982

ISBN-13: 9780683044980

Edition: 2001

Authors: Gary Kamen

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List price: $75.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/8/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Overview of the Human in Motion
Introduction to Exercise Science
Introduction
Emergence of a Scientific Discipline
Exercise Science and Related Disciplines
Exercise Science--A "New" Science
The Scientific Method
Basic Versus Applied Research
The Research Continuum
Movement at Every Level
Animal Research in Exercise Science
Summary Points
Physiology of Exercise
Exercise Physiology
Introduction
Skeletal Muscle
Energy for Muscular Work
Energy Production
Selection of Energy Sources During Exercise
Muscle Fibers
The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Summary Points
Adaptations to Exercise Training
Introduction
Principles of Exercise Adaptation
Types of Anaerobic Exercise Training
Assessing Success of Anaerobic Exercise Training
Long-Term Adaptations to Anaerobic Exercise Training
Long-Term Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise Training
Summary of Anaerobic and Aerobic Training Adaptations
Detraining
The Space Environment
Overtraining
Tapering
Summary Points
Nutrition and Exercise Science
Introduction
The Energy Value of Food
Components of the Athlete's Diet
Carbohydrate
Fats
Proteins
Fluids and Hydration
Vitamins and Minerals
Performance Eating
Food Selection Before Performance
Food Selection During Performance
Food Selection After Performance
Energy Balance
Body Composition
Measuring Body Composition
Anthropometric Measurement of Body Fat Composition
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Summary Points
Health Benefits of Exercise and Fitness
Introduction
The General Health Benefits of Exercise
The Specificity of Exercise Principle
Heart Disease
Exercise Epidemiology
High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
Obesity
Diabetes
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Osteoporosis
Cancer
Exercise and the Immune System
Mental Health
Summary Points
Exercise and the Environment
Introduction
Environmental Temperature
Behavioral Temperature Regulation
Heat Balance
Peripheral Blood Flow
Exercise and Core Temperature
Heat Transfer
Acclimatization
Clothing
Cold
Exercise and Atmospheric Pressure
Exercise at High Pressure: Underwater Diving
Physiology of Weightlessness
Returning to Earth's Environment
Air Pollution
Summary Points
Sports Medicine: Prevention and Rehabilitation of Injury
Fundamentals of Sports Medicine
Introduction
Common Athletic Injuries
Injury Prevention
Inappropriate Exercises
Summary Points
Treatment of Sports Medicine Injuries
Introduction
Immediate Care
Rehabilitation Treatment for Sports Medicine Injuries
Surgery
New Technology
Sport Diving Injuries
Treatment of Environmental Injuries
Summary Points
Biomechanics of Human Motion
Introduction to Biomechanics
Introduction
Background for the Study of Biomechanics
The Analysis of Human Motion
Kinematics of Human Movement
Speed and Velocity
Kinetics of Human Movement
Newton's Laws of Motion
Relationship of Force and Motion
Biomechanics of Muscle Force
Who Uses Biomechanics?
Summary Points
Special Topics in Biomechanics
Introduction
Gait Analysis
How to Throw a Curve Ball
Fooling With Gravity: The Fosbury Flop
The Biomechanics of Swimming
Cycling
Summary Points
Exercise, Sport, and Materials Science
Introduction
Resistive Forces
Fluid Dynamics
Clothing Materials
The Mechanics of Sports Implements
Athletic Footwear
Analyzing Materials and Equipment Design
Summary Points
The Mind and Brain in Exercise
Sports Psychology
Introduction
Background
The Scope of Sport Psychology
An Athletic Personality?
Mind Over Matter: Relaxation and Exercise Science
Psyching Up: The Inverted-U Theory
Controlling Stress
Psyching Up
The Psychophysiology of Exercise
Exercise Addiction
Applications of Clinical Sport Psychology
Exercise Adherence
Sport Psychology in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Staleness
Conclusion
Summary Points
The Neural Control of Movement
Introduction
The Neuromuscular System in Exercise Science
Communication Among Nerve Cells
Communication Between Nerve Cells and Muscles
Electromyography: Muscle Electrical Activity
Interaction Between the Performer and the Environment
Vision
Visual Control of Movement
Visual Tracking
Kinesthesis
The Kinesthetic System in Motor Learning
The Use of Feedback in Skill Acquisition
Feedforward Control for Rapid Movements
The Neuroscience of Motor Learning
The Timing of Motor Activity
Summary Points
Motor Learning
Introduction
Information Processing: Using Information to Control Movement
Errors Can Occur at any Information Processing Stage
Classification of Motor Skills
Measuring Motor Learning
Improving Skill With Feedback
The Organization of Practice in Skill Improvement
The Benefit of Random Practice
Transfer of Learning
Individual Differences and Components of Ability
Identification of Ability Components
The Future of Skill Acquisition
Summary Points
Special Issues in Exercise Science
Developmental Issues in Exercise Science
Introduction
Developmental Changes in Youth Fitness
Youth Sports
Performance-Related Fitness Components
Intensive Training and Health Considerations for the Young Athlete
Resistance Training With the Prepubescent Athlete
Adult Development and Aging
The Demographics of Aging
The Physiology of Aging
Sensory Systems
Intervention Strategies
Elite Motor Performance in Older Adulthood
Conclusion
Summary Points
Index
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