Physiology of Exercise: Theory to Application

Author(s): Marilyn Skarbek, RACHEL LUEHRS

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2021


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Physiology of Exercise: Theory to Application provides a comprehensive view of the human body’s response to exercise and is ideal for use by undergraduate students in the areas of exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, and related fields. Case questions incorporated throughout each chapter encourage users to relate and apply information. Diagrams, graphs, and tables are included to supplement text information. This text is structured to accommodate several course formats including a traditional lecture setting, a flipped format, or a blended or online format. Excellent reference manual for all types of fitness facilities or as a review of exercise physiology content for certification exams.

CHAPTER 1 The Internal Environment
The Homeostatic Mechanism
Homeostasis vs Steady State
Exercise and Homeostasis
Cell Signaling
Cellular Stress Response
Cellular Adaptation Due to Exercise

CHAPTER 2 Bioenergetics
Macronutrients as Fuel
Energy Systems: Bioenergetics
The Anaerobic Systems
The Aerobic (Oxidative) System
Control of Energy Systems
Interaction of Energy Systems

CHAPTER 3 Exercise Metabolism
Measuring Energy Expenditure
Energy Systems at Rest and During Exercise
Oxygen Consumption
Oxygen Deficit
Role of Lactate
Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption
Respiratory Exchange Ratio
Fuel Sources During Exercise

CHAPTER 4 Endocrine Responses to Exercise
Control of Plasma Hormone Concentration
Effect of Hormones on Target Cells
Hormone Actions and the Effect of Exercise
Hormones and Muscle Glycogen Utilization
Role of Hormones in the Maintenance of Blood Glucose and the Utilization of Fats During Exercise

CHAPTER 5 Neural Control of Movement
Excitatory and Inhibitory Post-Synaptic Potentials
Motor Units
Voluntary Movement and the Brain
Exercise and Brain Health

CHAPTER 6 Skeletal Muscle Mechanisms
Terms Related to Muscular Movement
Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle
Properties of Muscle Fibers
Muscle Fiber Types
Muscle Fiber Distribution
Muscular Actions
Muscle Twitch and Tetanic Contractions
Force Regulation
Muscle Cramps
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

CHAPTER 7 Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
Overview of the Cardiovascular System
Cardiac Conduction System
Cardiac Cycle
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Output
Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
Control of Cardio-Vascular Responses to Exercise

CHAPTER 8 Respiration and Exercise
Overview of Respiratory Function
Lung Volumes and Capacities
Transport and Exchange of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
Ventilation and Blood Flow in Response to Exercise
Respiratory Control

CHAPTER 9 Physiological Responses to Aerobic Training
Training Principles
Adaptations to Aerobic Training

CHAPTER 10 Physiological Responses to Anaerobic Training
Anaerobic Training
Adaptations to Anaerobic Training
Limiting Factors: Anaerobic Performances

CHAPTER 11 Special Populations
Cardiovascular Disease
Respiratory Disease
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders


Marilyn Skarbek

Marilyn Skarbek is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and the Exercise Science Clinical Coordinator at North Central College in Naperville, IL. She earned a M.S. in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiovascular Health and a B.S. in Nutrition from Benedictine University. She is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS). Marilyn has been employed in various settings including hospitals, hospital-based fitness centers, and corporate fitness centers. She has worked with a variety of clients and patients ranging from the general population to cardiac patients to athletes. Marilyn has experience in fitness assessment, program development, and business ownership and management. She has over 20 years of experience in figure skating, both as a competitor and a coach. She has an interest in case study directed teaching and learning, medical fitness, and human performance.


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