From its early beginnings in the 1960s, the academic field of "Biochemistry of Exercise" has expanded beyond examining and describing metabolic responses to exercise and adaptations to training, to include a wide understanding of molecular biology, cell signalling, inter-organ communication, stem cell physiology, and a host of other cellular and biochemical mechanisms regulating acute responses and chronic adaptations related to exercise performance, human health/disease, nutrition and cellular functioning.
The Routledge Handbook on Biochemistry of Exercise;is the first book to pull together the full depth and breadth of this field and to update a rapidly expanding field of study with current issues and controversies, and a look forward to future research directions. Bringing together many experts and leading scientists, the book emphasizes the current understanding of the underlying metabolic, cellular, genetic and cell signalling mechanisms associated with physical activity, exercise, training and athletic performance as they relate to, interact with and regulate cellular and muscular adaptations and consequent effects on human health/disease, nutrition and weight control and human performance.
With more emphasis than ever on the need to be physically active, and the role that being active plays in our overall health from a whole-body level down to the cell, this book makes an important contribution to scholars, medical practitioners, nutritionists and coaches/trainers working in research and with a wide range of clients. This text;is important reading for all students, scholars, and others with an interest in health, nutrition and exercise/training in general.