DescriptionExercise Physiology: A Thematic Approach introduces students with little or no background in human biology to the fundamentals of the physiological processes involved in sports performance. Its central theme is the physiological explanation of maximal oxygen uptake, one of the key concepts in sport and exercise physiology courses. It also includes material on anaerobic metabolism, carbon dioxide excretion and some special cases such as oxygen uptake at altitude and in a variety of extreme climates.
- Clearly written to provides a logical, linear development of the key concepts.
- Maximises the use of student's practical laboratory experiences.
- Includes numerous sporting examples to which students can relate.
- Excellent pedagogy including learning objectives, problems, objective tests and a glossary of terms and symbols.
This is the first title in an exciting new series of Sports Science textbooks - Wiley SportTexts. It aims to provide textbooks covering the key disciplines within the academic study of sport. The series adopts a student-centred, interactive, problem-solving approach with the students’ immediate practical experience as the starting point.
The Maximal Oxygen Uptake Test.
Oxygen from Atmosphere to Blood.
Oxygen Content of the Blood.
Oxygen Delivery and the Heart.
Oxygen Distribution and the Circulation.
Oxygen Consumption - the Structure and Contraction of Skeletal Muscle.
Oxygen Consumption in the Muscle Cell.
The Interplay between Aerobic and Anaerobic Metabolism.
Venous Blood, Carbon Dioxide and Acid-Base Balance.
- The first book in a innovative new sports science textbook series
- Takes a student-centred, problem solving, interactive, approach to the subject
- Clearly written to provide a logical, linear development of the key concepts
- Maximises the use of student's practical laboratory experiences
- Excellent pedagogy including learning objectives, problems, objective tests and references in each chapter