Textbook of Work Physiology

Textbook of Work Physiology

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This updated and revised fourth edition of the respected Textbook of Work Physiologycombines classical issues in exercise and work physiology with the latest scientific findings. The result is an outstanding professional reference that will be indispensable to advanced students, physiologists, clinicians, physical educatorsa€”any professional pursuing study of the body as a working machine. Written by world-renowned exercise physiologists and sports medicine specialists, the new edition retains the important historical background and exercise physiology research conducted by the authors over the past 40 years. In addition, it brings you up-to-date on the growth in the field since the previous edition, presenting today's most current scientific research findings. Beyond the scientific details, the book also addresses the application of this information to the fields of exercise physiology and work physiology, making the resource more useful than ever. Textbook of Work Physiology, Fourth Editionincludes these updated features: -More than 1, 600 references -a€œClassical studiesa€ and a€œadditional readinga€ side boxes for those who wish to study a topic more closely -In-depth studies taken from the working world, recreational activities, and elite sport -More than 380 illustrations, tables, and photos -Comprehensive appendix, including glossary, list of symbols, conversion tables, and definitions of terms and unitsPatients confined to bed rest or with a joint immobilized by a cast can counteract muscular atrophy by subjecting the ... Immobilization reduced strength by 40%; the reduction in fiber areas was slightly above 30% for fast-twitch and 25% foranbsp;...

Title:Textbook of Work Physiology
Author:Per-Olof Åstrand
Publisher:Human Kinetics - 2003


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