Physiology of Sport and Exercise 5th Edition iBooks Enhanced Version

Human Kinetics
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The leading textbook for undergraduate exercise physiology
courses, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fifth Edition, is now available
as an enhanced
e-book that includes 18 new full-color animations to supplement the text.
 The authors, all distinguished researchers and past
presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine, combine their expertise
to deliver superior technical content while maintaining the accessible,
reader-friendly format that has made this textbook a favorite of instructors
and students alike. 


The enhanced fifth edition will provide students with an engaging
learning experience. Photos, medical artwork, and illustrations throughout offer
a higher level of detail and clarity to better illustrate how the body performs
and responds to physical activity. These illustrations come to life with 18 full-color
art animations, providing a dynamic new way to experience course material.


The enhanced fifth edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise also features the updated content
you will find in the print edition, based on the latest research in the field,
including the following:

  • A
    complete rewrite of the chapters on resistance training, including updated
    strength training principles based on the 2009 ACSM position stand and new
    sections on core strength, stability training, and high-intensity interval
    training (HIT)

  • A full
    update and reorganization, based on instructors’ feedback, of the chapters
    on metabolism and hormonal control to aid students’ comprehension of these
    complex systems
  • New
    content on lactic acid as a fuel source, muscle cramps, childhood obesity,
    substrate utilization and endocrine response to exercise, and vascular
  • Updated
    coverage of central and peripheral cardiac functions, the female athlete
    triad, and the menstrual cycle
  • New
    research on effects of physical activity on health, including the addition
    of international data on the incidence of cardiovascular disease and


Physiology of Sport and
Exercise, Fifth Edition (Enhanced),
stands alone as the best,
most comprehensive resource framing the latest research findings in a
reader-friendly enhanced e-book format. This winning combination makes it
easier—and more engaging—than ever for students to develop their understanding
of the

body’s marvelous abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise
and sport, to adapt to stressful situations, and to improve its physiological


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Human Kinetics
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Nov 15, 2011
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