Exercise Physiology-Training Adaptations (EXSS2022)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit is concerned with the physiological adaptations associated with training. This unit will focus on cardiorespiratory and metabolic adaptations to endurance, high resistance and interval/sprint training. The implications of training will be discussed with respect to improved fatigue resistance, resulting from changes in the structural and functional capacities of organ systems under normal conditions as well as altered environmental conditions such as altitude and temperature. The mechanisms behind muscle damage and fatigue, including acidosis and excitation-coupling failure, will be examined in the untrained individual and the elite athlete with respect to their specific stimulus and appropriate recovery. This unit will build on fundamental topics of EXSS2028 Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry.
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3x 1-hr lectures /week, 2-hr practical or tutorial some weeks
debate session (10%), quizzes (2x1%), 1.5-hr mid semester exam (40%), end semester exam (48%)
Brooks, GA, Fahey, TD, and Baldwin, KM, Exercise Physiology - Human Bioenergetics and its application (4th Ed), McGraw-Hill (2005) Thompson WR; American College of Sports Medicine; Gordon NF; Pescatello LS/ACSM's Guidelines
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