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Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance is designed for students interested in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, human performance, kinesiology/exercise science, physical therapy, and physical education. The tenth edition provides students with an up-to-date understanding of the physiology of exercise through the use of numerous clinical applications, including exercise tests to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness and information on exercise training for improvements in health-related physical fitness and sports performance .The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. McGraw-Hill Connect (R) is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: * SmartBook (R) - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. * Access to your instructor's homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. * Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. * The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes . Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html
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Table of Contents

Section 1 Physiology of ExerciseIntroduction to Exercise PhysiologyChapter 1: Common Measurements in Exercise PhysiologyChapter 2: Control of the Internal EnvironmentChapter 3: BioenergeticsChapter 4: Exercise MetabolismChapter 5: Cell Signaling and the Hormonal Responses to ExerciseChapter 6: Exercise and the Immune SystemChapter 7: The Nervous System: Structure and Control of MovementChapter 8: Skeletal Muscle: Structure and FunctionChapter 9: Circulatory Responses to ExerciseChapter 10: Respiration During ExerciseChapter 11: Acid-Base Balance During ExerciseChapter 12: Temperature RegulationChapter 13: The Physiology of Training: Effect on VĂ‹ O2 Max, Performance, and StrengthSection 2 Physiology of Health and FitnessChapter 14: Risk Factors and Inflammation: Links to Chronic DiseaseChapter 15: Work Tests to Evaluate Cardiorespiratory FitnessChapter 16: Exercise Prescriptions for Health and FitnessChapter 17: Exercise for Special PopulationsChapter 18: Body Composition and Nutrition for HealthSection 3 Physiology of PerformanceChapter 19: Factors Affecting PerformanceChapter 20: Laboratory Assessment of Human PerformanceChapter 21: Training for PerformanceChapter 22: Training for the Female Athlete, Children, Special Populations, and the Masters AthleteChapter 23: Nutrition, Body Composition, and PerformanceChapter 24: Exercise and the EnvironmentChapter 25: Ergogenic Aids

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Scott K. Powers is a Distinguished Professor and the UAA Endowed professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Powers enjoys teaching and has earned three University of Florida teaching awards. Dr. Powers' research has focused on exercise-mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role that these changes play in providing protection against oxidant injury. Further, he is actively investigating the mechanisms responsible for respiratory muscle weakness in patients subjected to prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation. Dr. Powers' laboratory work has been funded by grants totaling more than five million dollars from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and the Florida Biomedical Research Program. This research has resulted in over 180 peer-reviewed research publications. Scott has also co-authored four college textbooks for use in exercise physiology and fitness courses. Powers is active in both the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Physiology-Reg. and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Scott Powers received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Carson Newman College, his master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate (EdD) in exercise physiology from the University of Tennessee. Powers earned a second doctoral degree (PhD) in physiology from Louisiana State University. Edward Howley received his BS degree from Manhattan College and his MS and PhD degrees from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed a one-year post-doctoral appointment at Penn State University and began his career at the University of Tennessee in 1970. He taught a variety of courses in physiology, exercise physiology and fitness testing and prescription over 36 years. He also served as an administrator of the Exercise Science program/department. He retired in 2007 and holds the rank of professor emeritus. He has received several awards for his teaching. Most of Dr. Howley's volunteer efforts have been with the American College of Sports Medicine, where he served as president from 2002-2003. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, and is chair of the program planning committee for the annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit meeting.

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