The Sixth Edition of this international bestseller frames research findings in physiology in a reader-friendly format, making this textbook a favourite of lecturers and students alike. It 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. Students and instructors can take advantage of the web-based ancillaries that accompany the text and include new animations, videos and audio clips. Physiology of Sport and Exercise has been a cornerstone textbook of the engaging field of exercise physiology. Through dynamic and interactive learning activities, easy-to-follow layouts, and research-oriented content, students and instructors will find this an invaluable resource for their continued education.
W. Larry Kenney is a professor of physiology and kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. He is currently researching the effects of ageing and disease states such as hypertension on the control of blood flow to human skin. Jack H. Wilmore enjoyed a long and distinguished career, but sadly passed away during the preparation of this edition. David L. Costill has written and coauthored more than 430 publications over the course of his career, including six books and numerous articles.
Part I. Exercising Muscle; Part II. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function; Part III. Exercise Training; Part IV. Environmental Influences on Performance; Part V. Optimizing Performance in Sport; Part VI. Age and Sex Considerations in Sport and Exercise; Part VII. Physical Activity for Health and Fitness.