Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity

Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity

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There is no shortage of research findings in the burgeoning field of the neurosciences and molecular biology and their impact on the physiology of exercise. Now Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activitybrings togethera€”in one focused texta€”the latest research compiled from an array of sources and fields of science, including neuroscience, kinesiology, molecular biology, and physiology. The comprehensive approach makes it an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in muscle physiology courses. It's also an outstanding reference for exercise and muscle physiologists. This advanced text is thoughtfully organized in a logical way, building from a foundational discussion of muscle fibers and motor units to cover the neuromuscular responses to physical activity. Among the many features that make this text invaluable to students are discussions of current issues in the field, especially the debate surrounding the sources and significance of fatigue at different levels of the nervous system and whether the spinal cord can a€œlearn.a€ This thorough and remarkably current text features the following: -More than 155 diagrams -Meticulous, up-to-the-minute references -Highlights of fatigue, endurance training, resistance training, and inactivity -Topics sparsely covered in research literature No other text so clearly ties recent research information from neuroscience and molecular biology to our understanding of the physiology of exercise.... demanding power (power lifting) and perceptuomotor coordination (golf), there is a case for possible beneficial spinal cord ... For example, the highly developed spinal circuitry governing the sequential activation of flexors and extensors must ... when animals were anesthetized and for up to three days following removal of supraspinal influences by spinalization ... by conditioning to up-regulate and down-regulate the amplitude of the H-reflex are not mirror images, since the latter butanbsp;...

Title:Neuromuscular Aspects of Physical Activity
Author:Phillip F. Gardiner
Publisher:Human Kinetics - 2001


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