Understanding the function of skeletal muscle requires knowledge of its structure from the level of gross anatomy down to that of molecular organization. This book is mainly concerned with skeletal muscle physiology sand biochemistry and covers from embryonic development, muscle organization, energy metabolism, structure of the muscle fibre to mechanisms of fatigue. The text is fully illustrated with appropriate photographs of fibres and drawings/graphs to illustrate biochemistry.
Outstanding number of photographs, illustrations and graphs assist the reader in understanding with great visual aids.
Its thorough coverage offers the most in-depth information available on the various topics important to the field.
1. Structure of the muscle fibre 2. Mechanisms of force generation 3. Control of the contractile process 4. Fibre types and motor units 5. Recruitment and control of motor units 6. Energy metabolism during exercise 7. Muscle working in situ 8. Effect of temperature and activity on muscle contractile properties 9. Introduction to fatigue 10. Mechanisms of fatigue 11. Fatigue during endurance exercise 12. Muscle pain and damage 13. Muscle energetics and efficiency during exercise 14. Muscle growth, development, adaptations and ageing 15. Muscle diseases