- Series: Exercise Physiology ( MC Ardle)
- Hardcover: 1184 pages
- Publisher: LWW; Sixth edition (April 6, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0781749905
- ISBN-13: 978-0781749909
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance (Exercise Physiology ( MC Ardle)) Sixth Edition
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The book is divided into 7 sections. 1. Nutrition, 2. Energy production, 3. Energy Delivery & Utilisation, 3. Enhancement of Energy Capacity, 4. Environmental Stress, 5. Body Composition & Weight Control, 7. Successful Aging, Disease Prevention.
It's a very thick book, but the paper quality is high and the colourful illustrations make it a joy to read. However, this is not simple book for the average man on the street. There is nothing sensational here - just pure science. Readers without a background in the life sciences may not be able to follow.
I consider that the science of exercise physiology should constitute the basic knowledge for anybody who wants to understands the way the human body functionates and acutely and chronicaly adapts to the exercise stimuli.
No matter you are(or preparing to become) a PE teacher, sport medicine specialist, personal trainer, physical therapist,athletic coach,etc, you should understand the science of exercise physiology.
Dr. McArdle's " Exercise physiology" is definetely one of the most complete books ever writen on the subject. With miriads of grafics and pictures, and tons of scientific research descriptions and results, the book is quite pleasing to read and very convincing.
With more than 1000 pages, definetelly worths its price and even more. Contains as much information as you could find in 3-4 good scientific books and much more than the complete colection of "Muscle and Fitness" starting from 1970.
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With the adition of this material I was able to get an A in one of the tougher courses I took in college!