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Preface 1. Introduction: The Limits of Human Performance 2. Bioenergetics 3. The Maintenance of ATP Homeostasis in Energetics and Human Movement 4. Basics of Metabolism 5. Glycogenolysis and Glycolysis in Muscle: The Cellular Degradation of Sugar and Carbohydrate to Pyruvate and Lactate 6. Cellular Oxidation of Pyruvate and Lactate 7. Lipid Metabolism 8. Metabolism of Proteins and Amino Acids 9. Neural-Endocrine Control of Metabolism: Blood Glucose Homeostasis During Exercise 10. Metabolic Response to Exercise: Lactate Metabolism During Exercise and Recovery, Excess Postexercise O2 Consumption (EPOC), O2 Deficit, O2 Debt, and the "Anaerobic Threshold" 11. The Why of Pulmonary Ventilation 12. The How of Ventilation 13. Ventilation as a Limiting Factor in Aerobic Performance at Sea Level 14. The Heart 15. Circulation and Its Control 16. Cardiovascular Dynamics During Exercise 17. Skeletal Muscle Structure and Contractile Properties 18. Neurons, Motor Unit Recruitment, and Integrative Control of Movement 19. Principles of Skeletal Muscle Adaptations 20. Muscle Strength, Power, and Flexibility 21. Principles of Endurance Conditioning 22. Exercise in the Heat and Cold 23. Exercise, Atmospheric Pressure, Air Pollution, and Travel 24. Cardiovascular Diseases and Exercise 25. Obesity, Body Composition, and Exercise 26. Exercise, Disease, and Disability 27. Exercise Testing and Prescription 28. Nutrition and Athletic Performance 29. Ergogenic Aids 30. Gender Differences in Physical Performance 31. Growth and Development 32. Aging and Exercise 33. Fatigue During Muscular Exercise Appendix I. List of Symbols and Abbreviations Appendix II. Units and Measures
Dr. George Brooks is Professor VII; Director, Exercise Physiology Laboratory at The University of California - Berkeley. Thomas D. Fahey, Ed.D., is professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico, where he teaches Exercise Physiology and Principles of Strength and Conditioning . He also volunteers as an assistant coach with the track and field team. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Fahey has written college textbooks and trade books on exercise physiology, wellness, athletic training, weight training, personal training, golf, and ergogenic aids. He has also written hundreds of articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines. He is a contributing editor and writes monthly research columns for Muscular Development, Fitness RX for Women and Fitness RX for Men magazines. His interests include travel, skiing, golf, tennis, weight training, hiking, and discus throwing. Dr. Fahey is a world-class masters discus thrower and was an All-American discus thrower in college. He won eleven straight US National Masters Championships, five medals at the World Masters Championships (including world champion in 2003), and three gold medals in the World Masters Games. He is a former competitor in powerlifting, highland games, alpine skiing, and tennis. Dr. Kenneth Baldwin is Professor Physiology & Biophysics at The University of California - Irvine.