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Teaching Skeletal Muscle Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise Using an American Physiological Society Classic Paper by Dr. Philip Gollnick and Colleagues

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Description Discussion of a strategy for using a classic paper to enhance the students’ ability to understand research, increase their knowledge of the adaptations to exercise, and learn computer skills in data analysis and presentation
Type of Resource Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity), Journal Article/Issue
Format Web Page - HTM
Author
Gregory Brown, University of Nebraska, Kearney
Development Date September 1, 2006
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Graduate
Professional (degree program)
Pedagogies
APS/ACDP
Medical Objective
in Physiology
Exercise
Related Research Papers Adv Physiol Educ 3: 3–7, 1990
J Appl Physiol 56: 831–838, 1984
J Appl Physiol 72: 1780–1786, 1992
J Appl Physiol 87: 222–226, 1999
J Appl Physiol 97: 1591–1592, 2004
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Cultural Aspect Historical (specific eras)
Type of Review Reviewed By Journal Board
Review Date Reviewed at time of publication
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I have used a modification of this activity in my Physiology and Muscle Physiology courses for numerous years.  It is a good activity to teach students about muscle adaptation by plotting data and interpreting graphs.  I have also added data from the article by Costill et al.  J. Appl. Physiol 40:149-154, 1976 "Skeletal muscle enzymes and fiber composition in male and female track athletes" since this adds an additional groups of athletes and female athletes.

Kim Huey, Drake University