Exercise Physiology

People and Ideas

  • Charles M. Tipton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jack W. Berryman
    Pages 1-38
  3. Alan J. McComas
    Pages 39-97
  4. Loring B. Rowell
    Pages 98-137
  5. Jerome A. Dempsey, Brian J. Whipp
    Pages 138-187
  6. Charles M. Tipton
    Pages 188-254
  7. Jere H. Mitchell, Bengt Saltin
    Pages 255-291
  8. George A. Brooks, L. Bruce Gladden
    Pages 322-360
  9. Michael C. Riddell, Neil B. Ruderman, Evangelia Tsiani, Mladen Vranic
    Pages 361-422
  10. Elsworth R. Buskirk
    Pages 423-451
  11. Jacques R. Poortmans, Edward J. Zambraski
    Pages 452-474
  12. Carl V. Gisolfi
    Pages 475-495
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 497-510

About this book


This is the first history of exercise physiology written from a systems perspective. The significance of human exercise experiments is emphasized, and the range of coverage is very wide. Among the figures whose thinking or work are discussed are Galen, Avicenna, Descartes, Edward Smith, Seguin, Krogh, A.V. Hill, Henry Taylor, Zuntz, Ingle, Palladin, Galbo, and Bloor. Throughout the book controversies are acknowledged and differences of viewpoint presented. After an introductory chapter on early ideas about the physiology of exercise and the training of athletes, there are eleven in-depth accounts of the development of scientific thinking about the responses of key physiological systems to the conditions of acute and chronic exercise, as well as their coupling with integrative responses. They cover the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, autonomic, oxygen transport, metabolic, renal, endocrine and temperature regulation systems, among others. The authors of these chapters are very well-qualified. Two have received the Olympic Prize in the sport sciences, seven the Honor Award for Research in sports medicine and exercise science, and five have given the Adolph Lecture in environmental and exercise physiology for the American Physiological Society. No other volume offers such a broad and authoritative set of historical perspectives on exercise physiology.


Exercise Physiology History cardiovascular system growth growth hormone hormone hormones medicine metabolism muscle physiology regulation respiratory system skeletal muscle training

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles M. Tipton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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