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Discuss the differences in goals of the basic scientist and the applied scientist in studying physical activity. What was David Bruce Dill contribution to the physiology of physical activity? Why do exercise physiologists use cycle ergonmeters and treadmills in studying the physiology of physical activity? What are the primary sources of energy that skeletal muscles use during physical activity?

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Discuss the differences in goals of the basic scientist and the applied scientist in studying physical activity.

A basic scientist is motivated by curiosity whereas an applied scientist is motivated to answer specific questions in regards to physical activity. So, a basic scientist would be involved in studying overall physiology or body mechanics whereas an applied scientist would be studying oblique injuries reported in major league baseball. Basic science is thought to be purer because it leads to discoveries and applied science leads to improvements in old methods (Thomson). Often, an industry or particular group funds applied science so the goal would often be pre-determined.

What was David Bruce Dill contribution to the physiology of physical activity?

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This solution discusses the difference in goals of the basic scientist and the applied scientist in studying physical activity. It outlines David Bruce Dill's contribution to the physiology of physical activity and discusses why exercise physiologists use cycle ergonmeters and treadmills in studying the physiology of physical activity. In addition it discusses the primary sources of energy that skeletal muscles use during physical activity. It includes links and examples.

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