Adventure Sports Physiology / Edition 1

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This unique textbook provides a thematic approach to adventure sports physiology based upon applications to specific adventure sports. It covers basic aspects of physiology related to the demands of the activity, training for improving performance, and safety factors. After a brief historical introduction subsequent chapters cover basic physiology and nutrition and then apply these principles to a variety of land and water based sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. The concluding chapters deal with medical factors including risk assessment for individual participants and activities alike. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a good range of tests, problems and information about further reading.

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“… probably the most comprehensive adventure sport physiology book I am aware of; therefore, I recommend it wholeheartedly.” –The Sport & Exercise Scientist

“Well illustrated and clearly written, the book is particularly strong in the chemical foundations of nutrition and the production of energy for movement.” –Choice Reviews, July 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470015117
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/22/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents



Part I: The Foundations of Adventure Sport Physiology.

1. A historical perspective: the context of adventure physiology.

2. Nutrition for health and performance.

3. The structure and functioning of the human body.

4. Fundamental systems for adventure sports.

5. Training fundamentals.

Part II: The Physiological Demands of Adventure Sports.

6. Power and power endurance: the explosive activities.

7. Anaerobic endurance: the lactate tolerance and management activities.

8. Intermittent adventure activities.

9. Aerobic endurance part 1: high-intensity activities.

10. Aerobic endurance part 2: lower-intensity activities.



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