Welcome! PEP326L Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology HOME Page for Spring Semester 2023
Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology Syllabus of Current Semester
Tentative Schedule of Exams, Topics, Labs and Holiday Breaks
Unit One is for Exam One: Muscle and Nerve
Interactive Quiz One: Muscle and Nerve (Note: Need to do on computer with mouse)
Intro, Homeostatic Control, Neuromuscular Function/Adaptation: Scholarly Questions and Analytical Thinking
Unit Two is for Exam Two: Metabolism
Interactive Quiz Two: Metabolism (Note: Need to do on computer with mouse)
Metabolism: Scholarly Questions and Analytical Thinking
Unit Three is for Exam Three: Metabolic Adaptations and Cardiovascular Physiology
Interactive Quiz Three: Metabolic Adaptations and Cardiovascular (Note: Need to do on computer with mouse)
Metabolic Adaptations and Cardiovascular: Scholarly Questions and Analytical Thinking
Unit Four is for Exam Four: Respiratory Physiology and Endocrinology
Interactive Quiz Four: Respiratory and Endocrinology (Note: Need to do on computer with mouse)
Respiratory and Endocrinology: Scholarly Questions and Analytical Thinking
VERY HELPFUL Exercise Physiology Learning Tips and Resources: These are ESSENTIAL PPTX slide Content to help you learn the material
Class, I have organized the learning tips by UNIT as we progress in class.
Unit One: Intro, Muscle and Nerve LEARNING TIPS
Class, here is an online WEB site with videos explaining many aspects of physiology and biology
Origins and Pioneers of Exercise Physiology
Five Components of Fitness
Longitudinal Research
Homeostasis, Steady State, Negative Feedback
Gross Muscle Structure
Sarcoplasmic reticulum and transverse tubules
Actin and Myosin Muscle Proteins
Muscle Fiber Type Comparisons
The Motor Unit, Motor Unit Recruitment, All-or-None Response
BASIC Muscle Contraction Quiz
Quiz on Components within Muscle
Neuromuscular Junction and Arrival of Action Potential and Complete muscle contraction sequence
Morphology of a Motor Neuron
Important Electrical Charges in Nerves
Action Potential Steps
Hypertrophic Factors to Resistance Training and Neural Drive Explanation
Muscle spindle and glogi tendon organ
Complete Muscle Contraction Quiz from Arrival of Action Potential thru Muscle Contraction
Practice Quiz of Pioneers of Exercise Physiology
Unit Two: Metabolism Systems LEARING TIPS
Oxidation and Reduction (REDOX)
Energy Systems of the Body of Four Stages of Carbohydrate Metabolism
Enzymes and Induced Fit of Enzymes
Glycolysis: Stage I of Carbohydrate Metabolism
Understanding Allosteric Enzymes: PFK Example
Lactate Formation Explanation (and graphic of NADH+H+ Shuttle)
What is the cause of the burn?
Lactate Article by Dr. Kravitz
Mitochondrion Morphology
Stage II of Carbohydrate Metabolism
TCA Cycle: Stage III of Carbohydrate Metabolism
Electron Transport Chain: Stage IV of Carbohydrate Metabolism
ATP (Total) Production from One Molecule of Glucose and One Molecule of Glycogen
RER Chart, Optimal Fat Burning Controversy, Accumulated Time in Exercise, RPE (Borg Ratings Chart)
Unit Three in Two Parts: VO2 Max, Aerobic and Metabolic Adapations to Exercise, Peripheral Fatigue, EPOC & More LEARING TIPS
VO2 Max, VO2 Peak, VO2 Max Criteria
Aerobic Adapations to Exercise
Anaerobic Adaptations to Exercise
What is the Optimal Fat Burning Zone?
Oxygen Deficit, EPOC, Lactate Formation, Lactate Threshold and Training Comments
Fatigue: Three Sites of PERIPHERAL Fatigue
Unit Three: Cardiovascular Physiology LEARING TIPS
Heart Anatomy Review
Blood Flow Through Pulmonary and Systemic Circuits and Blood Flow Self-Test
Cardiac Cycle
Cardiac Conduction System
EKG Rhythm Strip
Sample Ventricular Volume and Ejection Fraction Calculations
Sample Cardiac Output (Q) Calculations
Cardiovascular Responses and Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise
Oxygen Deficit, EPOC, Lactate Formation, Lactate Threshold and Training Comments
Unit Four in Two Parts: Respiratory Physiology LEARING TIPS
One alveolus
Ventilation, Partial Pressures Calculation and John Dalton's Two Laws
Partial Pressures Values through the Body: Make sure you do the Quiz on this link
Video Explaining Gas (O2 and CO2) Exchange in the Body
Understanding the Oxygen-hemoglobin Dissociation Curve
The Borr Effect
Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood
Internal and External Respiration Summary
Altitude Training; What are the 3 Common Methods and Which is Best?
Fatigue: Three Sites of PERIPHERAL Fatigue
Unit Four: Endocrinology LEARING TIPS
Diabetes Consequences, Hormone Receptor Complext, Insulin Levels During Exercise
Anti-Diuretic Hormone and Growth Hormone
Aldosterone, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Cortisol
Glucose and Fat Metabolism During Exercise
Hormones of Exercise Lecture and Quiz
Extra Resources and Lab Resources
Rockport Walk Example Calculation of VO2max
Cardiovascular Fitness Assessment Tables For Rockport Lab
PDF of Dr. Kravitz's NEW Health Benefits of Exercise Article
Citation for Dr. Kravitz's Health Benefits Article: Morton, G.A, & Kravitz, L. (2016). 35 Ailments, One Prescription, IDEA Fitness Journal, 13(2), 30-40.
Thank you Class. Please stay laser focused on your studies. You can do it.