Endurance in Sport

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Endurance in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative work on all aspects of this major component of sports science. The book also embraces medical and sport-specific issues of particular relevance to those interested in endurance performance. The scientific basis and mechanisms of endurance - physiological, psychological, genetic and environmental - are all considered in depth. Measurement of endurance is extensively reviewed as is preparation and training for physical ...
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Overview

Endurance in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative work on all aspects of this major component of sports science. The book also embraces medical and sport-specific issues of particular relevance to those interested in endurance performance. The scientific basis and mechanisms of endurance - physiological, psychological, genetic and environmental - are all considered in depth. Measurement of endurance is extensively reviewed as is preparation and training for physical activities requiring endurance.

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New England Journal Of Medicine
Knowledge of how to maximize the function of human regulatory mechanisms during prolonged exercise and of how to optimize other aspects of performance in each sport is the key to faster, higher, and stronger performance. This encyclopedia will help athletes and those who help them prepare for the endurance that is required.
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Reviewer: Todd D. Royer, PhD (University of Delaware)
Description: This book examines endurance sport from a physiological, psychological, and environmental perspective. Since the debut of the first edition in 1992, new international experts have been added as contributors to this second edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to expand on existing endurance sport literature, which is dominated by the field of physiology, by integrating information related to the stresses encountered and the adaptations made as a result of participation in endurance activity. This objective enables the reader to realize the whole-body response to endurance exercise from a multisystems perspective.
Audience: This book targets graduate and upper level undergraduate students and professionals from all kinesiology specialties in addition to physicians, clinicians, and trainers. The editors have assembled recognized international experts from each field to address pertinent areas in various biological systems and exercise modalities.
Features: As expected, the bulk of the text thoroughly covers cardiorespiratory adaptations to endurance activity, but also integrates other aspects from a musculoskeletal, endocrine, and neurological perspective. The book is divided into eight sections addressing definitions, basic science considerations, measurement, training principles, specific populations, environmental aspects, clinical aspects, and specific sport issues as they relate to endurance sport. Several chapters in each section reflect the format of minireview papers.
Assessment: It is refreshing to have one book that encompasses multifactorial adaptations associated with endurance sport. Furthermore, these changes are addressed with consideration to genetic factors, environment, gender, and age and their impact on endurance capabilities. There are numerous texts available that address physiological aspects of endurance sport, but this one addresses physiological issues plus others, making it an all-inclusive reference for kinesiology professionals and students.
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This second volume of an encyclopedia prepared by the IOC Medical Commission in collaboration with the International Federation of Sports Medicine. Sixty-four contributed chapters detail what is known about various aspects of endurance performance: biological bases and associated functional capacities; psychological aspects; measurement; principles of preparation; specific population groups<-- >children, pregnant women, the elderly, disabled; environmental aspects of endurance training (hyperthermia, hypothermia, hydration, high altitude, air pollutants, time zone shifts); clinical aspects; and specific issues pertaining to running, swimming, rowing, cross- country ski racing, cycling, and the triathlon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632037070
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/1993
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1 Definitions
1 Semantic and Physiological Definitions 3
2 Endurance Sports 8
Pt. 2 Basic Scientific Considerations
3 General Considerations 21
4 Anatomical and Anthropometric Fundamentals of Endurance 35
5 Cellular Metabolism and Endurance 46
6 The Pulmonary System and Endurance 61
7 Cardiac Function and Endurance 72
8 Peripheral Circulation and Endurance 80
9 Central Nervous Influence on Fatigue 96
10 Muscular Factors in Endurance 107
11 Endocrine Factors in Endurance 116
12 Food Stores and Energy Reserves 127
13 Psychological Aspects of Endurance Performance 139
14 Genetic Determinants of Endurance Performance 149
15 Mechanical Constraints upon Endurance Performance 163
16 Heat Exchange in Hot and Cold Environments 169
17 Economy of Movement and Endurance Performance 179
Pt. 3 Measurements of Endurance
18 Factors to be Measured 189
19 Maximal Oxygen Intake 192
20 Sport-Specific Ergometric Equipment 201
21 Haemoglobin, Blood Volume and Endurance 208
22 Muscular Endurance and Blood Lactate 215
23 Metabolism in the Contracting Skeletal Muscle 226
24 Body Composition and Body Energy Stores 244
25 Personality and Endurance Performance: the State-Trait Controversy 256
26 Sensory Processes and Endurance Performance 261
27 Environmental Extremes and Endurance Performance 270
Pt. 4 Principles of Endurance Preparation
28 Influences of Biological Age and Selection 285
29 Endurance Conditioning 290
30 Diet, Vitamins and Fluids: Intake Before and After Prolonged Exercise 297
31 Psychology and Endurance Sports 312
32 Prevention of Injuries in Endurance Athletes 325
33 Biochemical Causes of Fatigue and Overtraining 351
34 Reversible Reproductive Changes with Endurance Training 365
Pt. 5 Specific Population Groups and Endurance Training
35 Aerobic Responses to Physical Training in Children 377
36 Pregnant Women and Endurance Exercise 385
37 The Elderly and Endurance Training 390
Pt. 6 Clinical Aspects of Endurance Training
38 Medical Surveillance of Endurance Sport 409
39 Cardiovascular Benefits of Endurance Exercise 420
40 Cardiac Problems in Endurance Sports 438
41 Lung Fluid Movement 453
42 Hyperthermia, Hypothermia and Problems of Hydration 458
43 Problems of High Altitude 471
44 Ambient Air Pollution and Endurance Performance 479
45 Effects of Endurance Exercise on Immune Response 487
46 Overuse Syndromes 505
47 Other Health Benefits of Physical Activity 516
Pt. 7 Specific Issues in Individual Sports
48 Swimming as an Endurance Sport 531
49 The Energetics of Running 542
50 Canoeing 550
51 Rowing 563
52 Cross-Country Ski Racing 570
53 Cycling 582
54 Triathlon Training and Competition 597
55 Mountaineering 602
56 The Physiology of Human-Powered Flight 612
57 Endurance in Other Sports 616
Index 619
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