Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology 2nd Edition With CE Exam
- Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, text
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
The book is complemented by medical artwork that puts these complex systems into a digestible visual context. These systems are then applied to real-world practice and training principles that are beneficial to specific body systems to achieve the desired results. You’ll have access to content on trending fitness concepts such as HIIT, periodization, and detraining. The book also provides several useful tools for practical application:
- Fun facts and sidebars examine current topics and engage readers with additional content about the human body’s response to training.
- At the end of each chapter, summary statements and review questions highlight essential information.
- Performance Nutrition Spotlights offer advice and tips on using nutrition to support adaptations and improve performance.
- The Index of Common Questions From Clients section collects the most common inquiries from clients and points to the corresponding chapter where each of those topics is covered, helping readers to quickly access the information.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Identify the important structural components of skeletal muscle.
- Describe how a motor unit activates a muscle cell, resulting in a muscle contraction.
- Differentiate between type I and type II muscle fibers.
- Identify the various pathways used in the production of ATP.
- Explain how carbohydrates provide an optimal source for energy in muscle cells.
- Describe the importance of amino acids and vitamins in energy and exercise.
- Explain how CO2 is an important component in oxygen transport.
- Describe energy expenditure and how it relates to exercise.
- Explain the importance of glycogen storage and depletion in terms of exercise demands.
- List the effects of dehydration.
- List the recommendations for hydration.
- Explain the scientific principles that form the framework of a successful training program.
- Explain the physiological adaptations to various training programs.
- Differentiate between strength, power, and endurance.
- Describe each type of muscle contraction.
- Explain why certain sports have a higher energy expenditure than others.
- Define the term female athlete triad.
- Describe the thermal effect of food.
- List different forms of interval training.
- Explain VO2max and how it relates to exercise.
- Explain the upper limit for cardiac output.
- List the most common environmental stressors that affect exercise.
- List the guidelines for training for the pediatric and young adult populations.
- Explain the effects of aging on the body's ability to exercise.
AudiencePersonal trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, athletic trainers, and other certified fitness professionals.
Chapter 1. Muscles Move Us
How Do Muscles Work?
How Do Muscles Adapt to Training?
How Do Muscle Cells Get Bigger and Stronger?
Chapter 2. Food Really Is Fuel
From Food to Energy
How Do Nutrients Fuel Muscle?
What About Vitamins and Minerals?
Water Is a Nutrient, Too
Chapter 3. Muscles Need Oxygen
How Does Oxygen Get to Muscles?
How Does Oxygen Use Relate to Metabolic Rate?
How Does Training Help the Body Use More Oxygen?
Oxygen Delivery and Performance Enhancement
Chapter 4. Fatigue: What Is It Good For?
What Causes Fatigue?
What’s the Difference Between Fatigue and Overtraining?
What Role Does Fatigue Play in Adaptations to Training?
Part II. The Science of Training Program Design
Chapter 5. Principles of Designing Training Programs
What Are the Basics of Program Design?
What Makes an Effective Training Program?
Chapter 6. Training to Improve Strength and Muscle Mass
How Do Strength and Mass Increase?
What’s the Best Way to Gain Strength and Mass?
What’s the Role of Nutrition?
Detraining and Retraining
Chapter 7. Training for Body Weight Control
Weight Loss Is All About Energy Balance
Why Do Some People Have Difficulty Losing Weight?
What’s the Best Way to Lose Fat but Protect Muscle Mass?
Chapter 8. Training for Speed and Power
What Are Speed and Power?
What Adaptations Are Needed to Improve Speed and Power?
What Kinds of Training Improve Speed and Power?
What Does a Speed and Power Training Session Look Like?
Chapter 9. Training for Aerobic Endurance
What Are the Main Adaptations to Aerobic Training?
What’s the Best Way to Improve Aerobic Endurance?
Should Endurance Athletes Engage in Strength Training?
Why Is Endurance Capacity Important for Sprinters and Team-Sport Athletes?
Part III. Special Considerations
Chapter 10. Heat, Cold, and Altitude
Exercise in the Heat Impairs Performance
Cold Stress Chills Performance
Exercise at Altitude
Chapter 11. Training Children and Pregnant Women
Do Children Respond Differently to Exercise Training?
Can Children Improve Strength With Training?
Should Women Exercise During Pregnancy?
Chapter 12. Training Older Adults
What Changes With Aging?
How Can Exercise Training Benefit Older Adults?
What Considerations Should Be Part of Training for Older Adults?
Index of Common Questions From Clients