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Title The Olympic textbook of science in sport / edited by Ronald J. Maughan
Published Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009


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Description viii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Encyclopaedia of sports medicine ; v. 15
Encyclopedia of sports medicine ; v. 15
Encyclopaedia of sports medicine ; v. 15
Contents Contents: Part 1: Physiology and Biochemistry. -- 1. Muscle: Producing Force and Movement -- 2. Physiological Demands of Sprinting and Multiple-Sprint Sports -- 3. Physiological Demands of Endurance Exercise -- 4. Physiological Adaptations to Training -- 5. Skeletal Muscle Metabolic Adaptations to Training. Part 2: Nutrition. -- 6. Nutrition Needs of Athletes -- 7. Dietary Goals and Eating Strategies -- 8. Hydration. Part 3: Anthropometry. -- 9. Body Composition and Sports Performance -- 10. Exercise Immunology -- 11. Exercise, Inflammation, and Metabolism. Part 5: Cell Biology. -- 12. Genetic Determinants of Physical Performance -- 13 Molecular Mechanisms of Adaptations to Training
Summary "This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, delivers an up-to-date, state of the art presentation of the scientific aspects of conditioning, injury prevention, and competition." "The book covers the key areas of scientific knowledge in sport and is divided into: physiology and biochemistry; nutrition; anthropometry; immunology; cell biology; biomechanics, engineering and ergonomics; psychology; pharmacology; limitations to performance; special populations; and exercise and health." "Presented in a clear style and format, The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport, draws on the expertise of an international collection of contributors who are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. It will be indispensable for all sport scientists and medical doctors who serve athletes and sports teams and is an invaluable reference for students of sport and exercise science."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "An IOC Medical Commission publication."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects.
Human mechanics.
Author Maughan, Ron J., 1951-
IOC Medical Commission.
LC no. 2008024090
ISBN 9781405156387