This new, in-depth sport physiology reference provides a strong introduction to the physiological principles underlying sport training and performance. Plus, it delivers the best guidance available on applying the principles to athletes who are training to improve sport performance.
Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance is an excellent resource for students and professionals in sports medicine and sport physiology. The book thoroughly explores the practical and applied aspects of exercise prescription and includes specific advice on the conditioning and performance of athletes. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance also explains how various components of sport and performance are measured.
Dr. Jay Hoffman has worked extensively with athletes and coaches throughout his professional career. Focusing on training factors and how various conditions and situations affect sport performance, he provides an in-depth review of all physiological components of an athlete’s training program.
Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance covers a broad range of topics:
Physiological adaptations to exercise
Exercise training principles and prescription
Nutrition, fluid regulation, and ergogenic aids
Medical and health conditions
The information is presented in an attractive, reader-friendly format that makes learning easy. Key terms appear in bold print; chapters are packed with supporting figures; and numerous tables bring life to standardized performance data and specific athletic profiles, such as strength measures for collegiate football players.
Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance will quickly become your primary reference book. It provides all the answers you need to successfully prescribe exercise for a wide variety of athletes.
Part I: Physiological Adaptations to Exercise Chapter 1. Neuromuscular System and Exercise Chapter 2. Endocrine System and Exercise Chapter 3. Metabolic System and Exercise Chapter 4. Cardiovascular System and Exercise Chapter 5. Immunological System and Exercise
Part II: Exercise Training Principles and Prescriptions Chapter 6. Principles of Training Chapter 7. Resistance Training Chapter 8. Anaerobic Conditioning and the Development of Speed and Agility Chapter 9. Endurance Training Chapter 10. Concurrent Training Chapter 11. Periodization Chapter 12. Plyometrics Chapter 13. Warm-Up and Flexibility Chapter 14. Athletic Performance Testing
Part III: Nutrition, Fluid Regulation, and Ergogenic Aids Chapter 15. Sports Nutrition Chapter 16. Hydration Chapter 17. Ergogenic Aids
Part IV: Environmental Factors Chapter 18. Exercise in the Heat Chapter 19. Exercise in the Cold Chapter 20. Exercise at Altitude
Part V: Medical and Health Conditions Chapter 21. Overtraining Chapter 22. Diabetes Mellitus Chapter 23. Exercise-Induced Asthma
About the Author
Reference for sport physiologists, sports medicine specialists, medical doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, athletes, and students in sport science.
Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. A former professional athlete, Dr. Hoffman has coached elite athletes and conducted research on them throughout his professional career.
He has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has reviewed articles for nine journals in the field. He's won numerous awards, including the Editorial Excellence Award –2001 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the NSCA Young Investigator of the Year Award in 2000.
He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He earned a bachelor's degree in athletic administration and pre-med from St. John's University at Jamaica, New York, and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Queens College at Flushing, New York. He earned his PhD in exercise science from the University of Connecticut.