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Origins of Exercise Physiology: Where Do We Come From?
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Lecture #2: Origins of Exercise Physiology Victor Katch - University of Michigan Earliest Development 1. Began in early greece & biblical empires of David and Solomon - 1/6 babies survived birth – what is needed to survive 2. History of training for the “games”, soldiers, warriors - strongest
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Lecture #2: Origins of Exercise Physiology Victor Katch - University of Michigan Claudius Galenus (Galen) [131-201 AD] Galen’s “Laws of Health” Breathe fresh air Eat proper foods Drink right beverages EXERCISE Get adequate sleep Have a daily bowel movement, Control emotions Galen was a prolific writer, scientist, and physician to the gladiators!
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Lecture #2: Origins of Exercise Physiology Victor Katch - University of Michigan Galen-to-Renaissance Hieronymus Mer Italian physician wrote the, “ Art of Gymnastics among the ancients, circa 1530” that showed the importance of Galenic’s “Health” science – importance of science in training and exercise
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Lecture #2: Origins of Exercise Physiology Victor Katch - University of Michigan Early Years of Exercise Physiology 1. Attempt to find the Fire of Life (Lavoisier) – what explains life 1. Calorimetry 2. How muscles contract 3. Conversion of energy from food to movement Heat of Combustion”
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Lecture #2: Origins of Exercise Physiology Victor Katch - University of Michigan Early U.S. Experience 1. Prior to 1800 only 39 1 st edition American authored medical texts existed 2. First Medical School - Harvard - 1782
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