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Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology 2nd Edition

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The Science of Exercise Training and Performance Nutrition
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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Photo Credits
  7. Part I. Warming Up: Physiology 101
  8. One. Muscles Move Us
  9. How Do Muscles Work?
  10. How Do Muscles Adapt to Training?
  11. How Do Muscle Cells Get Bigger and Stronger?
  12. Two. Food Really Is Fuel
  13. From Food to Energy
  14. How Do Nutrients Fuel Muscle?
  15. What About Vitamins and Minerals?
  16. Water Is a Nutrient, Too
  17. Three. Muscles Need Oxygen
  18. How Does Oxygen Get to Muscles?
  19. How Does Oxygen Use Relate to Metabolic Rate?
  20. How Does Training Help the Body Use More Oxygen?
  21. Oxygen Delivery and Performance Enhancement
  22. Four. Fatigue: What Is It Good For?
  23. What Causes Fatigue?
  24. What’s the Difference Between Fatigue and Overtraining?
  25. What Role Does Fatigue Play in Adaptations to Training?
  26. Part II. The Science of Training Program Design
  27. Five. Principles of Designing Training Programs
  28. What Are the Basics of Training Program Design?
  29. What Makes an Effective Training Program?
  30. Training Terms
  31. Six. Training to Improve Strength and Muscle Mass
  32. How Do Strength and Mass Increase?
  33. What’s the Best Way to Gain Strength and Mass?
  34. What’s the Role of Nutrition?
  35. Detraining and Retraining
  36. Seven. Training for Weight Loss
  37. Weight Loss Is All About Energy Balance
  38. Why Do Some People Have Difficulty Losing Weight?
  39. What’s the Best Way to Lose Fat but Protect Muscle Mass?
  40. Eight. Training for Speed and Power
  41. What Are Speed and Power?
  42. What Adaptations Are Needed to Improve Speed and Power?
  43. What Kinds of Training Improve Speed and Power?
  44. What Does a Speed and Power Training Session Look Like?
  45. Nine. Training for Aerobic Endurance
  46. What Are the Main Adaptations to Aerobic Training?
  47. What’s the Best Way to Improve Aerobic Endurance?
  48. Should Endurance Athletes Engage in Strength Training?
  49. Why Is Endurance Capacity Important for Sprinters and Team-Sport Athletes?
  50. Part III. Special Considerations
  51. Ten. Heat, Cold, and Altitude
  52. Environmental Heat Impairs Performance
  53. Cold Stress Chills Performance
  54. Exercise at Altitude
  55. Eleven. Training Children and Pregnant Women
  56. Do Children Respond Differently to Exercise Training?
  57. Can Children Improve Strength With Training?
  58. Should Women Exercise During Pregnancy?
  59. Twelve. Training Older Adults
  60. What Changes With Aging?
  61. How Can Exercise Training Benefit Older Adults?
  62. What Considerations Should Be Part of Training for Older Adults?
  63. Index of Common Questions From Clients
  64. Index
  65. About the Authors


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