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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription-7th Edition with Online Video by Vivian Heyward; Ann L. Gibson; Vivian H. Heyward"Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition With Online Video," provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. The text bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualized exercise programs. The accompanying online videos enhance the learning experience and teach the techniques necessary for conducting fitness testing and program design. More than 40 clips featuring common exercise assessments will help users learn essentials of fitness testing, such as calibration of blood pressure cuffs, functional movement assessment, and push-up and pull-up testing. Unlike introductory texts, which typically focus on field testing for evaluating physical fitness, this text includes both field and laboratory assessment techniques. Readers will find the latest information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults, and field tests and norms for evaluating cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance. The seventh edition of "Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription" reflects current guidelines and recommendations, including new physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government, American Heart Association, and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as the latest ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements before beginning exercise programs. Additional updates to the seventh edition include the following: - New research substantiating the link between physical activity and disease risk - Expanded information on prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and overweight and obesity, including updated statistics on the global prevalence of obesity - New dietary guidelines for Americans, including information on MyPlate - Inclusion of SCORE system to estimate 10-year risk of fatal cardiac event due to atherosclerosis - Expanded information on the use of technology to monitor physical activity - Updated information on the use of exergaming and social networking to promote physical activity and exercise - Additional OMNI pictorial scales for ratings of perceived exertion during exercise - Latest ACSM FITT-VP principle for designing aerobic exercise programs - Whole-body vibration as an adjunct to resistance training and flexibility training "Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition," is organized around physical fitness components, providing information on assessment followed by guidelines for designing exercise programs to improve each fitness component. The text begins with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, followed by discussion of preliminary health screening and risk classification, including the principles of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise program design. The remainder of the text provides in-depth coverage of assessment and exercise prescription for each of five physical fitness components: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power), body composition, flexibility, and balance. In each chapter, key questions help readers focus on essential information. Key points, review questions, and key terms reinforce concepts and summarize chapter content. An instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package plus image bank provide tools for lecture preparation, creative content delivery, and class assessment. New to the seventh edition are online video clips for both students and instructors to further aid comprehension of the text and provide an additional tool for classroom demons
Call Number: GV 436 .H48 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Athletic Development by Vern GambettaAthletic Development offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, and levels of competition, including members of the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and U.S. men's 1998 World Cup soccer team. The result is an information-packed, myth-busting explanation of the most effective methods and prescriptions in each facet of an athlete's physical preparation. Gambetta includes never-before-published and ready-to-use training approaches in - sport-specific demands analysis, - work capacity enhancements, - movement skills development, - long- and short-term training program progressions, and - rest and regeneration techniques. Athletic Developmentexplains what works, what doesn't, and why. Gambetta's no-nonsense approach emphasizes results that pay off in the competitive season and reflect his work at the highest echelons of sport. Merging principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology with sports conditioning applications and four decades of professional practice, this is the definitive guide to performance-enhancing training.
Call Number: GV 341 .G323 2007
Publication Date: 2006-11-29
Athletic Strength for Women by David Oliver; Dana HealyWith women's sport performance at an all-time high and continuing to rise, you need to be faster, stronger, and more agile in order to compete. Yet, until now, no training manual has specifically addressed female athletes' physiological, biomechanical, and anatomical needs. Athletic Strength for Womenpresents effective exercise prescriptions to help you build a strength base and then convert that strength to speed and power in competition. The result is not only better performance but also fewer injuries. For example, exercises and programs for the lower body will improve hamstring and quadriceps strength ratios, providing enhanced takeoff power and landing strength and better protection for the knee. More than 120 targeted exercises and drills are provided to improve -throwing, striking, swinging, and other upper-body skills; -starting, stopping, jumping, cutting, turning, pivoting, and other lower-body maneuvers; and -overall power and speed. Written by David Oliver, former strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. women's soccer and basketball teams, and Dana Healy, department head for strength and conditioning at the United States Olympic Committee, Athletic Strength for Womencontains general fitness and sport-specific performance tests. These tests are accompanied by normative tables that enable athletes to gauge strengths and weaknesses against those of their peers and set improvement goals. The book also includes in-season, off-season, and preseason programs for all the major participation sports, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, and track and field. No matter what your sport, prepare your body to perform at full potential. The programs in Athletic Strength for Womenwill help you achieve a new level of athleticism.
Call Number: GV 709 .O55 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-10
The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide by Carol L. Otis; Roger GoldingayThe pressure to be thin, to have the perfect body, to push oneself beyond the limits is perhaps most strongly felt by female athletes. Their desire to achieve is combined with real and perceived signals from coaches, parents and peers that their success - even their acceptance and participation - in sports hinges on meeting unrealistic standards for body shape, weight, training regimens and performance. The result is often a series of three serious health concerns that make up the female athlete triad.
Call Number: RC 1218 .W65 O68 2000
Publication Date: 2000-07-01
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription by John C. Griffin"Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition With Web Resource," emphasizes a personalized approach to exercise in which unique programs meet the interests and needs of individual clients. This resource will help you to prescribe exercise and guide clients in adopting, enjoying, and maintaining active lifestyles. "Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition," expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counseling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention, and follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients. Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component that serve as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process: activity counseling, musculoskeletal exercise design, exercise demonstration, cardiovascular exercise prescription, resistance training prescription, muscle balance and flexibility prescription, and weight management prescription. The text explains the vital role that functionally integrated exercise plays in improving performance and maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize muscle imbalance and prevent complications. Fitness professionals will learn to make informed, client-centered decisions and address the following issues: - Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients' desires, needs, and lifestyles - Understanding clients' unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated - Monitoring clients' needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time - Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program - Addressing the unique considerations of aging clients, including musculoskeletal conditions and functional mobility The third edition of "Client-Centered Exercise Prescription" retains the client-centered approach of previous editions, offering simulated initial interviews with clients, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. The text also features numerous updates: - More than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients - Applied exercise prescription worksheets that facilitate the flow from the prescription models to the prescription card - Three new chapters on exercise prescription for aging adults that offer specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic - Expanded sections on applied nutrition, reliable field tests, safety and referrals, and a unique biomechanical approach to exercise modifications and functional progressions - Five new case studies and other updated case studies that allow you to grasp how the material may be used in practice - Theory to Application sidebars, numerous photos, and chapter summaries that will engage you and help you find the most relevant information Using reliable field tests, practical nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, this text will help both professionals and students better serve their current and future clients. Candidates preparing for certification exams, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) exam, will find comprehensive treatment of the theory and applications covering the competencies required before entering the field. Practical examples, applied models, and scientific knowledge also make the text accessible to undergraduate students in fitness, exercise science, and health promotion programs.
Publication Date: 2015-01-21
Creative Fitness by Henry B. BillerBiller integrates research about exercise, nutrition, and health within an applied developmental psychological framework. Readers are presented with ways of making fitness an enjoyable and positive force in their daily lives. Although a major focus is on how to get in shape, Biller's primary mission is to encourage a healthy lifestyle that enriches self-awareness and personal growth. The goal is not just to facilitate physical fitness, but to enhance overall life satisfaction. The book's uniqueness, accordingly, lies in its ability to help individuals develop a creative, playful approach to fitness in all spheres of their lives. While some readers are just beginning to think about fitness because of a desire to lose weight and improve their appearance, others are more interested in refining their athletic skills or achieving a greater balance in their daily activities. Dedicated exercisers often are striving for new routines and ways to prevent burnout. Many parents, moreover, are searching for activities to help their children, as well as themselves, become more fit. Older individuals are especially likely to be concerned about staying healthy and avoiding physical dependence as they age. Biller speaks to all these concerns--and all these groups--by providing an approach to getting in shape that enriches self-understanding and mental vitality.
Call Number: RA 781 .B488 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-30
Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity by Thomas Reilly"Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity: Enhancing Performance and Improving Safety" is the first text to provide an in-depth discussion of how the principles of ergonomics can be applied in the context of sport and other physical activities to reduce injury and improve performance. The text" "blends concepts from biomechanics, physiology, and psychology as it shows how ergonomics is applied to physical activity. This comprehensive text outlines methods for assessing risk in and procedures for dealing with stress, eliminating hazards, and evaluating challenges posed in specific work or sport environments. It discusses issues such as the design of effective equipment, clothing, and playing surfaces; methods of assessing risk in situations; and staying within appropriate training levels to reduce fatigue and avoid overtraining. The text not only examines sport ergonomics but also discusses ergonomic considerations for physically active special populations. "Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity" explains what ergonomics is, how ergonomists solve practical problems in the workplace, and how principles of ergonomics are applied in the context of sport and other physical activities when solving practical problems related to human characteristics and capabilities. The text shows readers how to improve performance, achieve optimal efficiency, enhance comfort, and reduce injuries by exploring topics such as these: Essential concepts, terms, and principles of ergonomics and how these relate to physical activity Physical properties of the body and the factors limiting performance Interactions between the individual, the task, and the environment Injury risk factors in relation to body mechanics in various physical activities Injury prevention and individual protection in the review of sports equipment and sports environments Comfort, efficiency, safety, and details of systems criteria in equipment design. This research-based text uses numerous practical examples, figures, charts, and graphs to bring the material to life. In addition, descriptions of technological advances show where we have been and how technology has advanced the field. Through the book's discussion of the various stressors and adaptive mechanisms, readers will learn how to cope with various environmental conditions. They will also learn how various training modes can be used to alter sport-specific capabilities and enhance performance. Presenting a wide range of approaches, theoretical models, and analytical techniques, "Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity: Enhancing Performance and Improving Safety" illustrates the potential for ergonomics to be extended across recreation, competitive sport, and physically active work environments. Bridging the gap between ergonomics and exercise science, this unique text will assist both health care and exercise professionals in developing an improved awareness of how human capabilities are best matched to physical activities.
Publication Date: 2009-09-22
Essentials of Exercise Physiology by William D. McArdle; Frank I. Katch; Victor L. KatchHelp your students succeed in the course and their future careers with this Fifth Edition of the briefer version of the best-selling McArdle Exercise Physiology text. The book emphasizes nutrition as the foundation of exercise and uses a new student-friendly magazine-style design, hallmark pedagogy, and an engaging writing style to make exercise physiology interesting and understandable for today's undergraduate students. Featuring updates in every section that reflect the latest trends and research in the field, Essentials of Exercise Physiology helps students develop a deep understanding of the interrelationships among energy intake, energy transfer during exercise, and the related physiologic systems. As they progress through the book, students also master the how-tos of applying key concepts to enhance exercise training, athletic performance, and health. In addition, the Fifth Edition includes a suite of instructor and student resources designed to save you time and help your students succeed. Student Resources: An online Interactive Question Bank with study and quiz options helps students master the content of the course. Supplemental documentation relevant to the field includes The Internet and Exercise Physiology, Surgeon General's Vision for Health Fit Nation 2010, and a Guide to Reliable Supplemental Information Sources. A list of Frequently Cited Journals in Exercise Physiology enables students to increase their understanding of topics of interest. Animations of key exercise physiology concepts selected by reviewers help students understand complex processes. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint presentations make it easy to integrate the textbook with your students' classroom experience via either handouts or slide shows. A complete image bank enhances lecture and exam preparation. A robust test generator helps you put together tests that assess your students' understanding.
Call Number: QP 301 .M1149 2016
Publication Date: 2015-10-14
Fitness and Health by Brian J. Sharkey; Steven E. GaskillDiscover how to achieve the maximum benefits of physical activity. This sixth edition of Fitness & Healthis your guide to both a deeper understanding of the exercise–health relationship and a map for meeting your individual needs and goals. The book clearly explains how the body responds to physical activity, why physical activity is so beneficial to health, and the way in which physical activity enhances these areas of fitness: - Aerobic and muscular fitness - Weight control - Performance in work and sport - Energy and vitality Authors Brian Sharkey, former president of the American College of Sports Medicine and a world-renowned fitness authority, and sport physiologist and Olympic coach Steven Gaskill present a wealth of research-based advice and activities. They provide information on aerobic fitness and prescription, which emphasizes sustained fitness, and incorporate the latest research and nutrition information regarding weight control. Considered a classic, this revised and updated edition has already helped thousands of readers experience firsthand the benefits of more physical activity. Make Fitness & Healtha priority and you, too, will be rewarded.
Call Number: RA 781 .S527 2007
Publication Date: 2006-10-03
Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health by Harold Kohl III; Tinker Murray"Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health" is the first textbook to clearly define the intersection of kinesiology and public health. Authors Kohl and Murray, both leaders in the field, offer a solid introduction to the concepts of public health and kinesiology, the techniques used to measure physical activity, and the health effects of exercise and physical activity. The scientific findings and applications that led to the emergence of the field of physical activity and public health are also examined. Students will come away with a greater understanding of how experts from both fields can work together to advance the use of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and other health issues. "Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health "describes how physical activity improves health, including cardiorespiratory and metabolic diseases, overweight and obesity, musculoskeletal disorders, cancers, and mental health. Data on the prevalence and economic costs are presented to demonstrate the scope of the health issues and the importance of addressing them. Information on common testing methods, evidence on the benefits of physical activity, and recommendations for physical activity will give readers the background knowledge for promoting physical activity as a means of improving health. The health risks associated with physical activity are also discussed. Information on the prevalence of problems, the adaptive processes that can help prevent injury, and minimizing risks will prepare students to consider and address safety concerns. The text examines evidence-based strategies for increasing physical activity in individuals and populations using three general approaches: informational, behavioral and social, and environmental and policy. Examples of successful programs from various settings, including community-wide and school-based interventions, help students understand how to apply the theory to practice. Students also learn the concepts of evaluation of physical activity programs as well as logic models, evaluation designs, data collection, and analysis. In addition, building effective partnerships for physical activity programs is discussed alongside real-world initiatives such as the state plan Active Texas 2020, the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, and the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity. Strategies and models for physical activity advocacy are also addressed. The text features a wealth of pedagogical aids that will enhance students' learning experience. Chapter-opening summaries and question lists detail key concepts to focus on, case studies and callout boxes provide real-world examples that tie theory to practice, and Key Leader Profile sidebars allow students to explore career options while learning more about individuals who have had a major impact on this emerging field. Each chapter ends with a review of the most important ideas covered, key terms, and study questions that will help students test their recall and develop their understanding of the material. Full bibliographies are provided as well as valuable online resource lists in the E-Media sections. For instructors, ancillaries are available to assist in teaching their courses. "Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health" is also an asset to new professionals as well as those preparing for the ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist certification exam. The text addresses the core competencies put forth by NPAS--including partnership development, planning and evaluation, development of effective interventions, and evaluation of scientific data--and is cross-referenced at the end of each chapter for easy review. As the emphasis on physical activity as a tool for improving public health grows, the expertise of professionals with the combined knowledge and skills from both the public health science and exercise science fields will be highly sought. "Foundations of
Call Number: QP 301 .K65 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-05
The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise by Christopher M. GillenAs anyone who takes up a new sport quickly discovers, even basic athletic moves require high levels of coordination and control. Whether dribbling a basketball or hitting a backhand, limbs must be synchronized and bodies balanced, all with precise timing. But no matter how diligently we watch the pros or practice ourselves, the body's inner workings remain invisible. The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise reveals the microworld of the human body in motion, from the motor proteins that produce force, to the signaling molecules that activate muscles, to the enzymes that extract energy from nutrients. Christopher Gillen describes how biomolecules such as myosin, collagen, hemoglobin, and creatine kinase power our athletic movements. During exercise, these molecules dynamically morph into different shapes, causing muscles, tendons, blood, and other tissues to perform their vital functions. Gillen explores a wide array of topics, from how genetic testing may soon help athletes train more effectively, to how physiological differences between women and men influence nutrition. The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise tackles questions athletes routinely ask. What should we ingest before and during a race? How does a hard workout trigger changes in our muscles? Why does exercise make us feel good? Athletes need not become biologists to race in a triathlon or carve turns on a snowboard. But Gillen, who has run ten ultramarathons, points out that athletes wishing to improve their performance will profit from a deeper understanding of the body's molecular mechanisms.
Call Number: QP 303 .G543 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-17
Introduction to Exercise Science by Terry J. Housh (Editor); Dona J. HoushThis book is unique in that it is designed for students following the non-teaching track in Exercise Science. Students who plan to pursue medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, occupational therapy, agency/corporate fitness, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and clinical specialties such as cardiac rehabilitation will find the major areas of study covered. Each chapter was written by an expert in each particular area and contains up-to-date information on technology, certifications, professional associations, journals, and career opportunities.
Call Number: QP 301 .I65 2000
Publication Date: 2000-01-06
Performing in Extreme Environments by Lawrence E. ArmstrongCounteract the perils of exercise in extreme environments with this thoroughly researched reference. Renowned exercise researcher Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, distills more than a decade of scientific study regarding exercise in hostile environments in this unique and valuable reference. The only book of its kind in print, Performing in Extreme Environmentsexplains how to maintain optimal health and fitness during work or exercise in a multitude of stressful environments. Numerous taxing environmental conditions are covered: heat, high altitude, humidity, air pollution, cold, windchill, day length, air ions, and underwater pressure. Performing in Extreme Environmentsidentifies: -How body organs are affected in stressful environments -Ways that physical factors alter exercise performance -How medical disorders impact performance -Tips to improve performance and avoid illness Learn how adjustments in behavior, training patterns, eating habits, fluids, clothing, medications or the air mixture breathed can greatly impact performance. This reference delineates how to recognize symptoms of such conditions as hyper- and hypothermia, dehydration, heatstroke, decompression sickness, jet lag, and high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral edema. It also provides emergency first aid recommendations. You can also determine hydration levels with a colored urine chart printed on the book's back cover.
Call Number: RC 1238 .A75 2000
Publication Date: 1999-10-14
Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance by Jay HoffmanThis new, in-depth sport physiology reference provides a strong introduction to the physiological principles underlying sport training and performance. Plus, it delivers the best guidance available on applying the principles to athletes who are training to improve sport performance. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performanceis an excellent resource for students and professionals in sports medicine and sport physiology. The book thoroughly explores the practical and applied aspects of exercise prescription and includes specific advice on the conditioning and performance of athletes. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performancealso explains how various components of sport and performance are measured. Dr. Jay Hoffman has worked extensively with athletes and coaches throughout his professional career. Focusing on training factors and how various conditions and situations affect sport performance, he provides an in-depth review of all physiological components of an athlete's training program. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performancecovers a broad range of topics: -Physiological adaptations to exercise -Exercise training principles and prescription -Nutrition, fluid regulation, and ergogenic aids -Environmental factors -Medical and health conditions The information is presented in an attractive, reader-friendly format that makes learning easy. Key terms appear in bold print; chapters are packed with supporting figures; and numerous tables bring life to standardized performance data and specific athletic profiles, such as strength measures for collegiate football players. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performancewill quickly become your primary reference book. It provides all the answers you need to successfully prescribe exercise for a wide variety of athletes.
Call Number: QP 301 .H635 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-24
Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness by Peter J. Maud (Editor); Carl Foster (Editor)This text provides detailed descriptions of a wide range of accepted fitness assessment methods, with an emphasis on testing the general population. It includes contributions from a team of exercise physiologists, describing the techniques, procedures and norms for accurate and effective fitness testing.
Call Number: QP 301 .P57 1995
Publication Date: 1995-06-01
Physiological Bases of Sports Performance by Mark Hargreaves; John Hawley; Herb Elliott (Foreword by)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.
Call Number: RC 1235 .P487 2003
Publication Date: 2003-02-01
Physiology of Sport and Exercise by Jack H. Wilmore; David L. Costill; W. Larry KenneyThe leading textbook for undergraduate exercise physiology courses, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, is back in an updated fourth edition that is better than ever after extensive external reviews of the previous edition by nine content experts. Renowned authors Jack Wilmore and David Costill add the expertise of W. Larry Kenney to bring a fresh perspective to the organization and content of the fourth edition. Building on the positive feedback of previous editions, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, presents the complex relationship between human physiology and exercise in a format that is more comprehensive for students than other comparable texts. Ease of reading and understanding is the cornerstone for this popular text, and students will experience a depth and breadth of content balanced with unique and effective learning features: -Online learning. The text is automatically packaged with an access code for the online student guide. With the inclusion of the access code in the text, students will be reminded to access the Web site more readily. The convenient Web site format of the student guide allows students to practice, review, and develop knowledge and skills about the physiology of sport and exercise. -Accessible layout. The book is divided into seven parts, each with opening text that briefly describes the contents of the chapters in that part. Chapter outlines with page numbers help students locate material, including the related online study guide activities. -Keys to comprehension. In each chapter, key points and key terms are highlighted. The key terms are listed at the end of the chapter and defined in the glossary, thus increasing students' opportunities for recall, transfer of information, and self-testing. -Review and reflection. Review boxesscattered throughout each chapter remind students of the major points presented. Study questions allow students to test their knowledge of the chapter's contents. Reminders of available study guide activities encourage students to explore additional learning opportunities. -Reference and extended study. A comprehensive glossary and a thorough index help students navigate both the text and subject matter. Plus, a listing of references and selected readings provide additional information about topics of special interest. -Abbreviations and conversions. A list of common abbreviations on the inside front cover and a list of conversions on the inside back cover of the text provide a quick and easy reference for students while they complete labs and assignments. In an effort to reduce “backpack bulge,” the fourth edition has been carefully streamlined to offset the addition of new chapters or pages. Updated research, modernized artwork, and a reorganization of material provide a focused and effective presentation of concepts within a slightly smaller—and lighter—textbook. Chapters regarding nutrition and body composition are now combined to reduce information overlap, and references and selected readings from each chapter are grouped at the end of the text. The authors, all distinguished researchers and past presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine, combine their expertise to deliver a level of technical content superior to that in previous editions with the inclusion of new and updated topics: -New information regarding exercise training principles and the adaptations in muscle, hormonal control, neural control, metabolism, and cardiorespiratory function with both resistance training and aerobic and anaerobic training -A more in-depth presentation of the body's adaptations in hot and cold environments and at altitude -Updated content on how general principles of exercise and sport physiology are specifically applied to children and adolescents, older individuals, and women -The latest research in exercise prescription for health and fitness, including the unique role of physical activity for rehabilitation and the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes To facilitate a more integrated learning experience, both students and instructors can take advantage of the online ancillaries included in the fourth edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise. The free online student study guide offers an improved interface and new learning activities that complement each chapter in the book. Additionally, helpful study guide reminders and the inclusion of an access code within the book prompt students to access the online guide to practice, review, and develop their understanding of chapter concepts. Students can also use the guide's dynamic and interactive learning activities to conduct experiments outside the lab. Key concepts are reinforced as students conduct self-made experiments and record their own physiological responses to exercise. In addition, the study guide offers access links to scientific and professional journals as well as organization and career information. Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, stands alone as the best, most comprehensive resource framing the latest research findings in a reader-friendly format. This winning combination makes it easier—and more engaging—than ever for students to develop their understanding of the body's marvelous abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations, and to improve its physiological capacities. Includes an online student study guide! To assist students using the text, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition,has a companion online student study guide. Completely integrated with the text, the study guide allows students to experience content through multiple dimensions. Students will receive free access to the study guide with the purchase of a new text, or it may be purchased as a separate component. The site offers self-rating checkliststhat allow students to target concepts they need extra help with and unique “My Notes” study aidsthat are customizable and can be saved to a student's computer. Activity feedbackpresents specific text page references to review for incorrect responses. Additional resources in the online study guide include glossary termsthat are emphasized on their first appearance and include a pop-up definition, quizzesthat test students' knowledge of the material, and linksto professional journals as well as organization and career information to extend students' knowledge beyond the school environment.
Call Number: QP 301 .W6749 2008
Publication Date: 2007-11-09
Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health by Claude T. Moorman
Call Number: RC 1211 .P73 2011
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
Resistance Training by Lewis BowlingIn this exciting new book, Lewis Bowling, an instructor of physical education at North Carolina Central University, combines his experience as a personal trainer and physical fitness specialist with the current thinking about topics such as creatine use, machines versus barbells, and children's training to create a book that is both a practical how-to guide and a scholarly exploration of resistance training.
In addition to detailed pictures and descriptions of proper weight lifting techniques, Bowling has included chapters from two additional resistance training experts. Sonny Falcone, the strength and conditioning coach at Duke University, details parts of the regime used by Duke athletes such as power lifts, agility drills, speed training, and sport-specific exercises. He also discusses the differences between how athletes train and how those interested in health/fitness train. Dr. Terry Todd, a professor at the University of Texas and the leading authority on resistance training history, provides insights into its evolution from the ancient "physical culture" to what is now called the "physical fitness movement."
This book covers resistance training, exercise motivation, special population exercise programs, physiology, kinesiology, exercise prescription, and exercise safety. It will be useful to beginners looking to start an exercise program, experienced athletes, and all those in between.
Call Number: GV 546 .B59 2007
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Strength Training for Women by Lori Incledon; Lori Ettlinger GrossReady for an individualized approach to working out that produces better results? Strength Training for Womendelivers with information tailored to the way your body works and responds to training, and the specific tools you need to reach your goals. More than simple descriptions of exercises and training programs, this book explains why the exercises are important and which training program is right for you. You'll gain insight into how the female body responds to training and come away with six sample programs and more than 102 exercises to train every area of the female form. In addition to helping you gain strength, the programs provided will help you burn fat, build strong bones, and prepare for competition. Maximize your genetic makeup and unique physiology to build muscle that will add strength, boost metabolism, improve bone density, and give you the lean, muscular look you want without the big, bulky look you don't. Start using Strength Training for Womennow to break through frustrating plateaus and cater to the special needs of your body.
Call Number: GV 546.6 .W64 I63 2005
Publication Date: 2004-11-23
Training for Sports Speed and Agility by Paul GambleSpeed and agility are central to success in a wide range of sports. This title provides an evidence-based study of all those aspects of athletic preparation that contribute to the expression of speed and agility during competition. The book further explores the scientific rationale for all aspects of effective training.
Call Number: GV 711.5 .T73 2012
Publication Date: 2011-10-05
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise by McGinnis; Peter McGinnis
Call Number: QP 303 .M36 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-26
Taking a unique approach to the presentation of mechanical concepts, Biomechanics of Sport and By providing mechanics before functional anatomy, the book helps students understand forces and their effects before studying how body structures deal with forces.
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by Greg Haff; N. Travis Triplett; National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: GV 711.5 .E88 2016
Publication Date: 2015-11-16
. This comprehensive resource explains the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance.
Exercise Physiology eBooks
The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise by Christopher M. Gillen