Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport

Body Composition

Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport

von Henry C. Lukaski
Verlag: CRC Press
Erscheinungsjahr: 2017
ISBN: 9781498731683

Interest in the relationships between body structure and function in physical activity has persisted for centuries.

This Book advances understanding beyond simple descriptions of body physique and composition of athletes and fills gaps in our understanding of the important role of muscle, fat, and bone in facilitating physical performance and health in sports and physically demanding occupations. lt addresses basic, practical, and applied topics in body composition, performance, and health with comprehensive reviews organized in four logical parts: Body Composition Assessment; Physical Activity and Body Composition; Body Composition in Sports and Occupations; and Moderating Factors.

Body Composition – Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport integrates state-of-the-art knowledge by international experts in the field and produces an evidence-based practical guide for a balanced understanding of the role and use of body composition assessment in physical performance and health for youth and adults. It also provides a needed link between the practice of body composition assessment and its application by members of public health advisory committees that develop national guidelines for diet, physical activity, and health.

The book is suitable for students and professionals in sports nutrition, exercise science, kinesiology, and athletic training. Sport administrators and policy-makers for international and national sport federations and organizations, and national intercollegiate and scholastic federations, would also benefit from this book.

Über den Autor:
Henry C. Lukaski, PhD, adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education, University of North Dakota.

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