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Physiology of Sport and Exercise 7th Edition With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition

Physiology of Sport and Exercise 7th Edition With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition

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    This is the loose-leaf version of Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, which offers students a lower-priced printed version of the text. Other binding options are also available.

    Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, continues its legacy as a top physiology textbook and favorite of instructors and students alike. Combining research with extensive visual aids, this resource offers a simple way for students to develop an understanding of the body’s abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations, and to improve its physiological capacities.

    Written by a team of distinguished researchers, all past presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine, this seventh edition has been updated based on the most recent position stands, standards, and guidelines in the field of sport and exercise physiology. Throughout the text, updated photos join with the superb illustrations and medical artwork to clarify difficult concepts and illustrate how the body performs. Digital components found in the web study guide now include 26 animations that offer a dynamic way to experience physiological concepts, and 66 audio clips that provide explanations of complex physiological processes to aid students’ understanding of important illustrations in the text. Leaders in the field discuss recent developments and real-world applications in 27 video clips to help students connect theoretical and practical concepts. Corresponding icons throughout the text notify students when digital elements are available to complement the materials.

    In addition to the expanded digital components, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Seventh Edition, features new and updated content based on the latest research in the field:
    • Additional information on overtraining and exercise addiction
    • Expanded content on fatigue and mobility in aging
    • New sections on epigenetics, bioinformatics, and neuromuscular function
    • New information on exercise genomics
    • New Research Perspectives emphasizing emerging findings in the field, and a new Research Perspectives Finder to help students locate key content quickly
    Ease of reading has been the standout feature of this popular text. The seventh edition continues to offer comprehensive coverage of the complex relationship between human physiology and exercise while maintaining an engaging and student-friendly tone. Unique learning features paired with an accessible layout, including chapter-opening outlines and review boxes throughout each chapter, will help students focus on the major concepts addressed. Study questions and a list of key terms at the end of the chapter increase students’ opportunities for recall and self-testing. A comprehensive glossary and lists of common abbreviations and conversions provide easy reference for students as they complete labs and assignments.

    To foster an enriched learning experience, both students and instructors can take advantage of the web-based ancillaries that accompany the text. In addition to animations, videos, and audio clips, the web study guide includes comprehension quizzes to provide immediate feedback to students on their knowledge retention as well as end-of-unit mastery checks that students can use for evaluating their progress.

    Instructors are provided with access to an instructor guide, test package, ready-to-use chapter quizzes, and a presentation package plus image bank. The presentation package includes PowerPoint slides with key points and content, which can be modified to suit a variety of class structures. An image bank features all of the graphics, artwork, and content photos from the text for easy insertion into tests, quizzes, handouts, and other course materials. Digital extras—composed of the animations, videos, and audio clips that students find in the web study guide—bolster comprehension of challenging concepts.

    Physiology of Sport and Exercise has been a pivotal textbook of the engaging field of exercise physiology. Through dynamic and interactive learning activities, easy-to-follow layouts, and research-oriented content enriched with visual supplements, students and instructors will find this an invaluable resource for their continued education.


    Textbook for undergraduate courses in exercise physiology. A reference for graduate students in exercise science, exercise scientists, sports medicine specialists, physicians, athletic trainers, kinesiotherapists, physical therapists, physical educators, and fitness specialists.
    Introduction. An Introduction to Exercise and Sport Physiology
    Focus of Exercise and Sport Physiology
    Acute and Chronic Responses to Exercise
    The Evolution of Exercise Physiology
    Exercise Physiology in the 21st Century
    Research: The Foundation for Understanding

    Part I. Exercising Muscle

    Chapter 1. Structure and Function of Exercising Muscle
    Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle
    Muscle Fiber Contraction
    Muscle Fiber Types
    Skeletal Muscle and Exercise

    Chapter 2. Fuel for Exercise: Bioenergetics and Muscle Metabolism
    Energy Substrates
    Controlling the Rate of Energy Production
    Storing Energy: High-Energy Phosphates
    The Basic Energy Systems
    Interaction of the Energy Systems
    The Crossover Concept
    The Oxidative Capacity of Muscle

    Chapter 3. Neural Control of Exercising Muscle
    Structure and Function of the Nervous System
    Central Nervous System
    Peripheral Nervous System
    Sensory-Motor Integration

    Chapter 4. Hormonal Control During Exercise
    The Endocrine System
    Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones: An Overview
    Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism During Exercise
    Hormonal Regulation of Fluid and Electrolytes During Exercise
    Hormonal Regulation of Caloric Intake

    Chapter 5. Energy Expenditure, Fatigue, and Muscle Soreness
    Measuring Energy Expenditure
    Energy Expenditure at Rest and During Exercise
    Fatigue and Its Causes
    Critical Power: The Link Between Energy Expenditure and Fatigue
    Muscle Soreness and Muscle Cramps

    Part II. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function

    Chapter 6. The Cardiovascular System and Its Control
    The Heart
    Vascular System

    Chapter 7. The Respiratory System and Its Regulation
    Pulmonary Ventilation
    Pulmonary Volumes
    Pulmonary Diffusion
    Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
    Gas Exchange at the Muscles
    Regulation of Pulmonary Ventilation
    Afferent Feedback From Exercising Limbs

    Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Responses to Acute Exercise
    Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Exercise
    Respiratory Responses to Acute Exercise

    Part III. Exercise Training

    Chapter 9. Principles of Exercise Training
    General Principles of Training
    Resistance Training Programs
    Anaerobic and Aerobic Power Training Programs

    Chapter 10. Adaptations to Resistance Training
    Resistance Training and Gains in Muscular Fitness
    Mechanisms of Gains in Muscle Strength
    Interaction Between Resistance Training and Diet
    Resistance Training for Special Populations

    Chapter 11. Adaptations to Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
    Adaptations to Aerobic Training
    Adaptations to Anaerobic Training
    Adaptations to High-Intensity Interval Training
    Specificity of Training and Cross-Training

    Part IV. Environmental Influences on Performance

    Chapter 12. Exercise in Hot and Cold Environments
    Body Temperature Regulation
    Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Heat
    Health Risks During Exercise in the Heat
    Acclimation to Exercise in the Heat
    Exercise in the Cold
    Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Cold
    Health Risks During Exercise in the Cold

    Chapter 13. Exercise at Altitude
    Environmental Conditions at Altitude
    Physiological Responses to Acute Altitude Exposure
    Exercise and Sport Performance at Altitude
    Acclimation: Chronic Exposure to Altitude
    Altitude: Optimizing Training and Performance
    Health Risks of Acute Exposure to Altitude

    Part V. Optimizing Performance in Sport

    Chapter 14. Training for Sport
    Optimizing Training
    Periodization of Training
    Tapering for Peak Performance

    Chapter 15. Body Composition and Nutrition for Sport
    Assessing Body Composition
    Body Composition, Weight, and Sport Performance
    Classification of Nutrients
    Water and Electrolyte Balance
    Nutrition and Athletic Performance

    Chapter 16. Ergogenic Aids in Sport
    Researching Ergogenic Aids
    Nutritional Ergogenic Aids
    Anti-Doping Codes and Drug Testing
    Prohibited Substances and Techniques

    Part VI. Age and Sex Considerations in Sport and Exercise

    Chapter 17. Children and Adolescents in Sport and Exercise
    Growth, Development, and Maturation
    Physiological Responses to Acute Exercise
    Physiological Adaptations to Exercise Training
    Physical Activity Patterns Among Youth
    Sport Performance and Specialization
    Special Issues

    Chapter 18. Aging in Sport and Exercise
    Height, Weight, and Body Composition
    Physiological Responses to Acute Exercise
    Physiological Adaptations to Exercise Training
    Sport Performance
    Special Issues

    Chapter 19. Sex Differences in Sport and Exercise
    Sex Versus Gender in Exercise Physiology
    Body Size and Composition
    Physiological Responses to Acute Exercise
    Physiological Adaptations to Exercise Training
    Sport Performance
    Special Issues

    Part VII. Physical Activity for Health and Fitness

    Chapter 20. Prescription of Exercise for Health and Fitness
    Health Benefits of Regular Physical Activity and Exercise
    Physical Activity Recommendations
    Health Screening
    Exercise Prescription
    Monitoring Exercise Intensity
    Exercise Programming
    Exercise and Rehabilitation of People with Diseases

    Chapter 21. Cardiovascular Disease and Physical Activity
    Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease
    Forms of Cardiovascular Disease
    Understanding the Disease Process
    Cardiovascular Disease Risk
    Reducing Risk Through Physical Activity
    Risk of Heart Attack and Death During Exercise
    Exercise Training and Rehabilitation of Patients with Heart Disease

    Chapter 22. Obesity, Diabetes, and Physical Activity
    Understanding Obesity
    Weight Loss
    Management Guidelines for Overweight and Obesity
    Role of Physical Activity in Weight Management and Risk Reduction
    Understanding Diabetes
    Treatment of Diabetes
    Role of Physical Activity in Diabetes
    W. Larry Kenney, PhD, is the Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance and a professor of physiology and kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University at University Park. He received his PhD in physiology from Penn State in 1983. Working at Noll Laboratory, Kenney is researching the effects of aging and disease states such as hypertension on the control of blood flow to human skin and has been continuously funded by NIH since 1983. He also studies the effects of heat, cold, and dehydration on various aspects of health, exercise, and athletic performance as well as the biophysics of heat exchange between humans and the environment. He is the author of more than 200 papers, books, book chapters, and other publications.

    Kenney was president of the American College of Sports Medicine from 2003 to 2004. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is active in the American Physiological Society.

    For his service to the university and his field, Kenney was awarded Penn State University’s Faculty Scholar Medal, the Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Distinguished Research Achievement Award, and the Pauline Schmitt Russell Distinguished Research Career Award. He was awarded the American College of Sports Medicine’s New Investigator Award in 1987 and the Citation Award in 2008.  

    Kenney has been a member of the editorial and advisory boards for several journals, including Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Current Sports Medicine Reports (inaugural board member), Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, Journal of Applied Physiology, Human Performance, Fitness Management, and ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal (inaugural board member). He is also an active grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and many other organizations. He and his wife, Patti, have three children, all of whom are or were Division 1 college athletes.

    Jack H. Wilmore, PhD, retired in 2003 from Texas A&M University as a distinguished professor in the department of health and kinesiology. From 1985 to 1997, Wilmore was chair of the department of kinesiology and health education and the Margie Gurley Seay endowed centennial professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, he served on the faculties at the University of Arizona, the University of California, and Ithaca College. Wilmore earned his PhD in physical education from the University of Oregon in 1966.

    Wilmore published 53 chapters, more than 320 peer-reviewed research papers, and 15 books on exercise physiology. He was one of five principal investigators for the HERITAGE Family Study, a large multicenter clinical trial investigating the possible genetic basis for the variability in the responses of physiological measures and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes to endurance exercise training. Wilmore’s research interests included determining the role of exercise in the prevention and control of both obesity and coronary heart disease, determining the mechanisms accounting for alterations in physiological function with training and detraining, and factors limiting the performance of elite athletes.

    A former president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Wilmore received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Honor Award in 2006. In addition to serving as chair for many ACSM organizational committees, Wilmore was on the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Council and chaired their Research Committee. He was a member of the American Physiological Society and a fellow and former president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Wilmore consulted for several professional sport teams, the California Highway Patrol, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force. He also served on editorial boards of several journals.

    Wilmore passed away during the preparation of the sixth edition of this text.

    David L. Costill, PhD, is the Emeritus John and Janice Fisher Chair in Exercise Science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He established the Ball State University Human Performance Laboratory in 1966 and served as its director for more than 32 years.
    Costill has written and coauthored more than 430 publications over the course of his career, including six books and articles in both peer-reviewed and lay publications. He was the original editor in chief of the International Journal of Sports Medicine for 12 years. Between 1971 and 1998, he averaged 25 U.S. and international lecture trips each year. He was president of the ACSM from 1976 to 1977, a member of its board of trustees for 12 years, and a recipient of ACSM Citation and Honor Awards. He has received numerous other honors, including an honorary doctoral degree from the Stockholm School of Physical Education, the Professional Achievement Award from Ohio State University, the President’s Award at Ball State University, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Cuyahoga Falls Public Schools. Many of his former students are now leaders in the fields of exercise physiology, medicine, and science.
    Costill received his PhD in physical education and physiology from Ohio State University in 1965. He and his wife of 58 years, Judy, have two daughters. Now retired, Dr. Costill is a private pilot, auto and experimental airplane builder, competitive masters swimmer, and former marathon runner.
    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Includes sample lecture outlines, key points, and student assignments for every chapter in the text, along with sample laboratory exercises and direct links to a range of detailed sources on the Internet.
    Test package. Features a bank of 1692 questions, including true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains 10 to 11 questions per chapter that instructors can use in their lessons to gauge student comprehension. Compatible with learning management systems, these quizzes offer easy grading and record keeping for instructors.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes 1198 PowerPoint slides of text, photos, and artwork from the book that instructors can use for class discussion and illustration. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly in PowerPoint or can be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for slides based on key words. The image bank includes most of the illustrations, artwork, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own resources, including customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-7230-5

    Animations. Brings 26 images and figures from the text to life through animation, providing an exciting way to experience course material. Instructors will be able to access the animations from a centralized location for easy reference and use in classes and lectures. The animations are also included in the web study guide for student access.

    Video clips. Includes 27 videos from key leaders in the field discussing recent developments and real-world applications. Instructors will be able to view all video clips from a centralized location and incorporate them into classes and lectures. The video clips are also included in the web study guide for student access.

    Audio clips. Includes 66 audio clips that provide explanations of complex physiological processes to aid students’ understanding of important illustrations in the text. Instructors will be able to access all audio clips from a centralized location and incorporate them into classes and lectures. The audio clips are also included in the web study guide for student access.

    Web study guide. Includes dynamic and interactive learning activities. These activities can be conducted outside the classroom or lab experience and include activity feedback that helps students find the correct information. A key terms activity is included in each chapter to reinforce the important terms introduced in the text. The online chapters include quizzes that test students’ knowledge of the material, and the resources section of the study guide includes links to professional journals as well as information on organizations and careers to extend students’ knowledge beyond the school environment. The animations, video clips, and audio clips are also included in the web study guide.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-7231-2

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