Essentials of Exercise Physiology is a compact version of the bestselling Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, making it ideal for introductory undergraduate courses. As you progress through the text, you'll develop a deep understanding of the interrelationships among energy intake, energy transfer during exercise, and the physiologic systems that support energy transfer. Moreover, you'll discover how to apply what you learn to enhance exercise training, athletic performance, and health.Based on feedback from students and instructors, this Fifth Edition maintains its hallmark pedagogy, writing style, graphics, and flow charts, while offering new and updated content. The text's organization makes it easy to cover its content in a one-semester course and adapt its materials to diverse interests. Each section also offers coverage of new and emerging topics in exercise physiology as well as the latest research findings.