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Skeletal Muscle

A Textbook of Muscle Physiology for Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy

This text is an essential resource for any practitioner interested in how muscles work, whether from the point of view of training for sport, treating physical problems and diseases, or understanding the basic cellular physiology and how the function interrelates with other body systems. It provides outstanding material on skeletal muscle physiology and biochemistry. The book also offers the reader important knowledge on topics like embryonic development, muscle organization, energy metabolism, structure of the muscle fiber, and mechanisms of fatigue.

Paperback, 192 Pages

Published: March 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07427-1


  • 1. Structure of the muscle fibre
    2. Mechanisms of force generation
    3. Control of the contractile process
    4. Fibre types and motor units
    5. Recruitment and control of motor units
    6. Energy metabolism during exercise
    7. Muscle working in situ
    8. Effect of temperature and activity on muscle contractile properties
    9. Introduction to fatigue
    10. Mechanisms of fatigue
    11. Fatigue during endurance exercise
    12. Muscle pain and damage
    13. Muscle energetics and efficiency during exercise
    14. Muscle growth, development, adaptations and ageing
    15. Muscle diseases


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