Key Features

  • Structured in an easy, accessible way for students and lecturers
  • Well referenced, including a further reading list with each chapter
  • Numerous standard textbook elements, including learning objectives, key points and an extensive glossary of terms and commonly used abbreviations
  • The editor and contributors are all active researchers in paediatric exercise physiology with experience of teaching modules in this area

Table of Contents

1. Growth and maturation, Adam D. G. Baxter-Jones and Lauren B. Sherar

2. Interpreting performance in relation to body size, Joanne R. Welsman and Neil Armstrong

3. Muscle strength, Mark B. A. De Ste Croix

4. Exercise metabolism, Neil Armstrong and Joanne R. Welsman

5. Maximal intensity exercise, Michael Chia and Neil Armstrong

6. Pulmonary function, Samantha G. Fawkner

7. Cardiovascular function, Richard J. Winsley

8. Aerobic fitness, Neil Armstrong and Samantha G. Fawkner

9. Oxygen uptake kinetics, Samantha G. Fawkner and Neil Armstrong

10. Responses to training, Keith Tolfrey

11. Exercise and environmental conditions, Craig A. Williams

12. Perceived exertion, Roger G. Eston and C. Gaynor Parfitt

13. The young athlete, Adam D. G. Baxter-Jones and Clark A. Mundt

14. Physical activity and health, Jos W. R. Twisk



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Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Neil Armstrong

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Paediatric Physiology and Director of Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK