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Author Cooper, Chris E

Title Run, swim, throw, cheat : the science behind drugs in sport / Chris Cooper
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: A tale of two races -- Introduction -- The limits of human performance -- Stoking the engine : food -- Stoking the engine : oxygen -- Muscling up -- Steroids and beyond ... -- Stimulants -- Gene doping -- What is cheating? -- Catching the cheats -- Concluding remarks
Summary Drugs in sport are big news and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport is common. Here, Chris Cooper, a top biochemist at the University of Essex, looks at the science behind drugs in sport. Using the performance of top athletes, Cooper begins by outlining the limits of human performance. Showing the basic problems of human biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy, he looks at what stops us running faster, throwing longer, or jumping higher. Using these evidence-basedarguments he shows what the body can, and cannot, do. There is much curiosity about why certain substances are used, how t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 297) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Doping in sports.
Athletes -- Drug use.
Sports -- Corrupt practices.
Anabolic steroids -- United States
Drug abuse -- United States
Anabolic steroids.
Sports medicine.
Doping in Sports
Drug Utilization -- ethics
Performance-Enhancing Substances -- adverse effects
Anabolic Agents
Sports Medicine
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Addiction.
SELF-HELP -- Substance Abuse & Addictions -- General.
Sports medicine
Anabolic steroids
Athletes -- Drug use
Doping in sports
Drug abuse
Sports -- Corrupt practices
Doping in sports.
Athletes -- Drug use.
Sports -- Corrupt practices.
Anabolic steroids -- United States.
Drug abuse -- United States.
Doping in Sports.
Drug Utilization -- ethics.
Performance-Enhancing Substances -- adverse effects.
Health and Fitness.
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012471534
ISBN 9780191633751