Essentials of Exercise Physiology

Essentials of Exercise Physiology

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Fully revised and updated, this Third Edition provides excellent coverage of the fundamentals of exercise physiology, integrating scientific and clinical information on nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training. The book is lavishly illustrated with full-color graphics and photos and includes real-life cases, laboratory-type activities, and practical problem-solving questions. This edition has an Integrated Workbook in the margins that reinforces concepts, presents activities to test knowledge, and aids students in taking notes. An accompanying CD-ROM contains multiple-choice and true/false questions to help students prepare for exams. LiveAdvise online faculty support and student tutoring services are available free with the text.PNF stretching increases ROM by augmenting prior muscle relaxation through spinal reflex mechanisms using one of two techniques: 1. Contract-relax stretch ... Contract-relax-contract stretch (hold-relaxcontract stretch), also referred to as the contractrelax with agonist contraction (CRAC) technique. ... Regardless of performance status, muscle fiber composition does not exclusively determine success.

Title:Essentials of Exercise Physiology
Author:William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2006


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