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Children's Exercise Physiology - Thomas W. Rowland

Children's Exercise Physiology

Hardcover Published: 14th September 2004
ISBN: 9780736051446
Number Of Pages: 312
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The reorganized and newly revised "Children's Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, " presents the most up-to-date research, methodology, and approaches related to children's physiologic responses to exercise.

The book examines not only the current major issues that separate children from adults, but also the underlying mechanisms of these differences. Readers will learn what makes children different from adults physiologically--such as size, biochemical differences, neuromuscular differences, and lack of sexual and hormonal maturation--and the reasons for these differences. Those involved with young athletes, disease management, and health promotion will gain valuable insight into the physiologic determinants of exercise performance.

Children's exercise physiology is a fast-moving field. In the eight years since the first edition of this book was published, much new information has surfaced. This streamlined new edition contains 13 instead of 15 chapters, an introduction, and updated features:

-Chapter objectives, discussion questions and research directions, and a glossary of terms promote learning.

-A reorganized table of contents improves the flow from chapter to chapter.

-A new final chapter covers the role of the central nervous system.Also included is in-depth discussion of the determinants of aerobic fitness and VO2 kinetics and the significance of maximal aerobic power in children.

With improved chapters on thermoregulation and metabolic and endocrinologic responses to exercise, you can be confident you're getting the latest information with "Children's Exercise Physiology, Second Edition."

The Importance of Body Size
Size and Function: Lessons From Allometry
Adjusting Physiologic Variables for Body Size
Growth and Exercise
Influence of Growth Factors on Physical Fitness
Effects of Exercise on Growth
The Impact of Puberty
The Process of Puberty
Physiologic and Anatomic Expression of Sexual Maturation
Pubertal Effects on Physical Fitness
Influence of Exercise on Sexual Maturation
The Metabolic Machinery
Basic Concepts in Exercise Physiology
Resting ATP Stores
Aerobic Metabolism
Training Effects
Are Children Metabolic Nonspecialists?
Aerobic Fitness
The Development of VO2max
Ontogenetic Scaling Exponents for VO2max
Is VO2max (or Peak VO2) Really VO2max? Physiology and Semantics
The Meaning of Physiologic Aerobic Fitness
Does VO2max Reflect the Development of Endurance Fitness?
Oxygen Uptake Kinetics
The Relationship Between Aerobic Fitness and Physical Activity
Sex Differences in VO2max
Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
Relating Cardiac Variables to Body Size
Circulatory Responses to Exercise: The Basics
Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Progressive Exercise
Myocardial Energetics
Heritability of Cardiac Size
Isometric (Static) Exercise
Ventilation Responses
Developmental Changes in Ventilatory Components
Ventilatory Mechanics
Control of Ventilation
Maintaining Normoxemia
Prolonged Steady-State Exercise
Energy Demands of Weight-Bearing Locomotion
The Meaning of Economy: Is Allometry Appropriate?
Stride Frequency
The Cost of Generating Force Hypothesis
Stride Efficiency and Elastic Recoil
Muscular Efficiency
Muscle Co-contraction
Sex Differences in Economy
Uphill and Downhill Running
Implications for Aerobic Fitness
Short-Burst Activities and Anaerobic Fitness
Metabolic Anaerobic Fitness
Laboratory Anaerobic Fitness: Wingate Cycle Testing
Short-Burst Fitness in the Field: Sprinting
Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold
Explosive Power: Vertical Jump
Muscle Strength
Dimensionality Theory and Allometric Scaling
Development of Muscle Strength
Determinants of Muscle Strength Development
Explaining Qualitative Changes
Muscle Damage
Responses to Physical Training
Resistance Training
Trainability of Fitness in Short-Burst Activities
Aerobic Trainability
Maturational Changes
Heat and Exercise Intolerance
Fluid Balance
The Central Nervous System and Physiologic Fitness
The CNS "Governor"
Perception of Exercise Stress
Autonomic Neurological Influences
CNS Control of Physical Activity
About the Author
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ISBN: 9780736051446
ISBN-10: 0736051449
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 14th September 2004
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.09
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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