A Textbook of Sports & Exercise Physiology

by Swapan Kumar Dey

The book entitled “A Textbook of Sports and Exercise Physiology” explains in detail fifteen chapters, which covers various aspects of exercise physiology with special reference given to sports and games. The study of the functions of the human body during various acute and chronic exercise conditions is referred as exercise physiology. These effects are significant during both short and high-intensity exercises, as well as with prolonged strenuous exercises performed in endurance sports like marathons, ultramarathons, road bicycle racing, channel swimming, etc. Chapter 1 explains about the historical perspective of exercise physiology. Chapter 2 represents the basic units of life, i.e., the structure and functions of cell, tissue, organ and the various systems of human body. All systems like cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and endocrine system are represented in chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively. Chapter 7 represents the basic energy systems that provide the energy needed during rest and at different levels of exercise. Diet, nutrition and supplements for the sports persons are described in chapter 8. In Chapters 9 and 10, the discussion is particularly based on three different groups’ of people, i.e., young children, aged and women athletes. The impact of the external environment on physical performance is depicted in chapter 11. The symptoms, causes and recovery from the fatigue are elaborated in chapter 12. The attention is also paid on three important chapters of this book, which is related to the sports and exercises are listed in chapters 13, 14 and 15.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Dey Swapan Kumar Sports Authority of India, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISBN 9789350258736
Speciality Physiology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11694
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 350
Book Type Textbook


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