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Exercise Physiology, 1st Edition

  • Peter B. Raven, PhD
  • David H. Wasserman, PhD
  • William G. Squires, PhD
  • Tinker D. Murray, Ph.D., FACSM
  • ISBN-10: 0495110248
  • ISBN-13: 9780495110248
  • 592 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH presents the fundamental concepts of exercise physiology. Students learn the immediate and long-term effects of exercise on physiological systems in the context of the most recent research, including molecular and genetics studies. The text focuses on issues like obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, and is designed to address the global pandemic of sedentary diseases in all age groups. The examples in the text are integrated throughout and link the principles of exercise physiology to strategies that students can use to apply the science in real-life client situations


  • CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS: Student learn how the body adapts to exercise and how to apply these principles to make a more global impact--from improving physical fitness and managing disease to training for peak performance and developing effective rehabilitation programs for future clients.

  • FOCUSED LEARNING: Preparing a wide range of students, the "Warm Up" pre-test questions help students determine their current knowledge and review needs. The "Quick Start" questions then help students think about how they can use information in the chapter with clients.

  • REAL WORLD EXAMPLES: "In Practice" examples provide students with perspectives related to health/fitness, athletic performance, and rehabilitation. Students also learn from "In the Spotlight" biographies of experts in each chapter topic and "In Retrospect" examples of classical exercise physiology experiments that were used to investigate the topics.

  • CRITICAL THINKING: "Concepts, Challenges & Controversies" provide students with more in depth information about exercise physiology topics that seem to be "ever changing."Parenthetical Questions throughout each chapter challenge students to read or re-read pertinent portions of the text enabling them to interpret the text and answer the question.

  • END OF CHAPTER REINFORCMENT: The End of chapter support includes a bulleted Chapter Summary, "Terms to Know" with page references, Study Questions, Exercise Physiology Web Links, Selected References, and Exercise Physiology Reality – interactive labs that reinforce concepts presented in each chapter.

About the Author

Peter B. Raven, PhD

Peter Raven is a researcher and teacher at University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is a widely published and well-known researcher in the area of cardiorespiratory responses to exercise. Among numerous recognitions and awards, in 2006 Peter received a lifetime achievement award for the body of his research at the Frontiers of Cardiology meeting. He received his Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Oregon in Eugene and was awarded an NIH Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship in Exercise Physiology at the Institute of Environmental Stress at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In his tenure at UCSB he received some one million dollars in research funding and published 30 peer reviewed articles as first author and co-author on the environmental effects of heat, cold and air pollution on exercise performance. In 1975 - 1977 Dr. Raven developed a program of Environmental Physiology at the Institute of Aerobic Research. Subsequently he served as an Chair of the Department of Integrative Physiology at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)/1993-UNTHSC. Currently he is Professor of Integrative Physiology and Orthopedics. During his career he has served as a Visiting Professor/Consultant to the Division of Cardiology's Space Physiology Laboratory at UT Southwestern, the Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital/UT Southwestern and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was awarded the ACSM Citation Award in 1995, the Korr award for Basic Science Research in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 2001, and the Benjamin L. Cohen Outstanding Research award of the AOA in 2006. In 2011 he was awarded the American Physiological Society's Exercise and Environmental Section's Honor award.

David H. Wasserman, PhD

David H. Wasserman received a BSc and an MSc from UCLA in Kinesiology in 1979 and 1981. He obtained his PhD in Physiology in 1985 at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Mladen Vranic MD, DSc. He continued his training in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he received fellowships from the NIH and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1987 and was appointed to full professor in 1997. In 2001 he became the Founding Director of the Vanderbilt-NIH Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. In that capacity he and his colleagues have developed and applied physiological tools to study diabetes, obesity, and metabolism in genetically modified mice. In 2007 he was named the Ron Santo Chair in Diabetes Research and in 2010 he was named the Annie Mary Lyle Professor of Molecular Physiology and Diabetes. He has published over 160 papers and more than 25 book chapters. Dr. Wasserman is a longstanding and active member of the American Diabetes Association, American Physiological Society, and American College of Sports Medicine. He served as Chair of the Council on Exercise of the American Diabetes Association from 1999-2001 and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section of The American Physiology Society from 1997-2001. Honors Dr. Wasserman has received include the Henry Pickering Bowditch Award (1997) and Solomon A. Berson Award from the American Physiology Society (2008), the C.R. Park Award for Excellence in Research from Vanderbilt University (2010), and an NIH M.E.R.I.T Award (2008).

William G. Squires, PhD

William Squires currently has his bachelors and masters for Texas State University and his PhD in Exercise Physiology for Texas AM University and Baylor College of Medicine in Cardiac Rehabilitation where he was certified both as an ACSM Exercise Specialist and as a Program Director. Dr Squires’s next stop was at the Johnson Space Center working in the Cardiopulmonary Lab performing crew pre flight testing for STS 1. Dr Squires then accepted a position at Texas Lutheran University dual appointed in Biology and Kinesiology where he holds the Dr Fredrick C. Elliot Chair in Health Fitness and Nutrition. He holds adjunct positions at Baylor College of Medicine and at the University of North Texas Health Science Center . Dr Squires returned to NASA in 1989 to work in the Biomechanics Lab where he served of the Exercise Countermeasures Task which made recommendations to NASA for in-flight exercise programs for the shuttle program. Twice president of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine when in 2010, he received the chapters Honor Award. In 2008 Dr. Squires was awarded a sabbatical where he studied pediatric obesity at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Austin Texas. He now puts his scientific effort into working with disadvantage at-risk kid s in the Seguin Community.

Tinker D. Murray, Ph.D., FACSM

Dr. Tinker Murray is a former professor (1984-2018) in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University. He served as Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center where he was twice recognized for his exceptional performance. At Southwest Texas and Texas State University, he served as Director of Employee Wellness from 1984 to 1988 and Director of the Exercise Performance Laboratory from 1984 to 2000. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Murray was a subcommittee member for the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness that developed the Fit Youth Today program. He was a lecturer and examiner for the USA Track and Field Level II Coaching Certification program for 20 years and served as Vice Chair of Gov. Ann Richards' Commission for Physical Fitness in Texas from 1993 to 1994. He served as a voluntary assistant cross country and track coach that helped win four conference titles from 1985 – 1987. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified ACSM Program Director, Dr. Murray was a former two-time president of the Texas regional chapter of ACSM, as well as a former member on the national ACSM Board of Trustees. He also served on a five-year study intervention (2005-2010) funded by the National Institutes of Health to prevent Type-2 diabetes in middle school minority students. Dr. Murray worked with the Professional Development Cooperative in coordination with the Texas High School Coaches Association for 10 years to promote continuing education experiences for coaches. Since 2007, Dr. Murray has educated and encouraged thousands of Kinesiology professionals to promote physical activity and public health. He has authored or coauthored several books, refereed journal articles, edited articles and published abstracts.

Table of Contents

1. Epidemiology, Physical Activity, Exercise and Health.
2. Basic Training Principles for Exercise.
3. Neuromuscular Responses and Adaptations to Exercise
4. Basics of Exercise Metabolism.
5. Fuel Utilization During Exercise.
6. Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism During Exercise.
6A. Exercise, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome.
6B. Exercise and Diabetes Mellitus.
7. The Cardiovascular System and Exercise.
8. Cardiovascular Adaptations to an Exercise Program.
9. The Respiratory System and Exercise.
10. Measurement of Common Anaerobic Abilities and Cardiorespiratory Responses Related to Exercise.
11. Basics of Nutrition for Exercise.
12. Nutritional Strategies and Ergogenic Aids to Enhance Exercise.
13. Body Composition and Weight Management.
14. Adaptations to Environmental Extremes: Heat, Cold, Altitude, Pollution.
Appendix. Training Program Examples.


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