Paediatric Exercise Physiology

1st Edition

Advances in Sport and Exercise Science series

Print ISBN: 9780443102608
eBook ISBN: 9780702034923
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 13th October 2006
Page Count: 392


Children are not mini-adults. They are growing and maturing at their own individual rates and their physiological responses to exercise are dependent on a large number of variables as they progress through childhood and adolescence into adult life. Understanding has been limited by the fact that measurement techniques and equipment developed for use with adults are often not appropriate or even ethical for use with young people. These issues are addressed in this book which provides an analysis of physiological responses to exercise in relation to age, growth, maturation and sex.

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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