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 fibre2. Mechanisms of force generation3. Control of the contractile process4. Fibre types and motor units5. Recruitment and control of motor units6. Energy metabolism during exercise7. Muscle working in situ8. Effect of temperature and activity on muscle contractile properties9. Introduction to fatigue10. Mechanisms of fatigue11. Fatigue during endurance exercise12. Muscle pain and damage13. Muscle energetics and efficiency during exercise14. Muscle growth, development, adaptations and ageing15. Muscle diseases