Muscle and Exercise Physiology is a comprehensive reference covering muscle and exercise physiology, from basic science to advanced knowledge, including muscle power generating capabilities, muscle energetics, fatigue, aging and the cardio-respiratory system in exercise performance. Topics presented include the clinical importance of body responses to physical exercise, including its impact on oxygen species production, body immune system, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, cardiac energetics and its functional reserves, and the health-related effects of physical activity and inactivity. Novel topics like critical power, ROS and muscle, and heart muscle physiology are explored.
This book is ideal for researchers and scientists interested in muscle and exercise physiology, as well as students in the biological sciences, including medicine, human movements and sport sciences.
- Contains basic and state-of-the-art knowledge on the most important issues of muscle and exercise physiology, including muscle and body adaptation to physical training, the impact of aging and physical activity/inactivity
- Provides both the basic and advanced knowledge required to understand mechanisms that limit physical capacity in both untrained people and top class athletes
- Covers advanced content on muscle power generating capabilities, muscle energetics, fatigue and aging
Section I: Skeletal Muscle Morphology 1. Body Composition and Muscle Mass 2. Skeletal Muscle Morphology 3. Mechanisms of Muscle Contraction and Relaxation 4. Motor Units and Muscle Receptors
Section II: Muscle Energetics and its Performance 5. Muscle Energetics 6. Muscle Efficiency 7. Muscle Function: Strength, Speed, and, Fatigabilit 8. Critical Power: Possibly the most important fatigue threshold in
Section III: Muscle Metabolism and Exercise Physiology 9. Cardio-respiratory Responses to Exercise 10. Carbohydrate Metabolism During Exercise 11. Lipid Metabolism 12. Exercise, Immunity and Illness 13. ROS Production During Exercise 14. Muscle as an Endocrine Organ
Section IV: Muscle Adaptation to Exercise 15. The Evolution of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity in Re-sponse to Physical Activity and In-activity 16. Muscle Blood Flow and Vascularization in Response to Exercise and Training 17. Oxygen Uptake Kinetics as a Marker of Muscle Metabolic Stability: The Impact of Endurance Training 18. Human Aging
Impact on Muscle Force and Power Output 19. Bone and Exercise
Section V: Heart Muscle and Exercise 20. Functional morphology of the cardiac myocyte 21. Coronary Blood Flow 22. Cardiac Energetics 23. Regulation of Heart Rate and Blood Pressure During Exercise in Humans 24. Exercise and heart failure
Jerzy Andrzej Zoladz is an exercise physiologist specializing in metabolism in sports. He graduated from the Free University of Amsterdam in 2000 and is known for the design of the heart rate monitoring Zoladz test for running. He is currently a professor at the Academy Wychowania Fizycznego in Krakow.
Professor Zoladz's scientific interested include strength and endurance of human skeletal muscles, the physiological basis of fatigue, mechanisms conditioning the kinetics of oxygen consumption in human skeletal muscles and the impact of physical training on the kinetics of oxygen consumption and metabolic stability of muscles. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of strength training and endurance for the 2008 Polish national team in ski jumping. He is the author/coauthor of over a hundred scientific publications including the dozens of papers and is the co-author of two textbooks for students. He is also an active member of The Physiological Society (London).