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"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.
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Reviewer: Chris A. Klenck, M.D., Pharm.D.(University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine series provides detailed reviews of biomechanics, training, nutrition, and injury associated with athletics.
Purpose: The goal is to provide pertinent discussions of the sciences related to sports and competition. It serves as an excellent resource both for a general understanding of sports science and as a quick reference for specific topics.
Audience: The chapters are written to appeal to exercise scientists, students, practitioners, and interested athletes. The authors are well recognized researchers and instructors from throughout the world with extensive experience in their fields.
Features: The book is diverse and comprehensive. Sections are dedicated to physiology, nutrition, immunology, cell biology, and biomechanics. In addition, discussions on sport psychology, young athletes, and female athletes are included. The book does a particularly good job of discussing the health benefits of exercise. However, the chapters are somewhat dense with text and lack color illustrations or images that would enhance the presentation.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the science of exercise and sport. It provides updated information on the science of sports and will complement any sports medicine library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405156387
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/14/2009
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series , #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Maughan is Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. He has published extensively in the scientific literature, and is an Editor of several international journals and is a member of many scientific organisations, including the Physiological Society, the Nutrition Society, the Biochemical Society, and the Medical Research Society. He chaired the Human and Exercise Physiology group of the Physiological Society for 10 years and was a member of the Council of that organisation. He is secretary of the Sports Nutrition group established by the IOC Medical Commission in 2002.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Sport, Science and Sports Science Ronald J. Maughan Maughan, Ronald J. 1

Pt. 1 Physiology and Biochemistry

1 Muscle: Producing Force and Movement Paavo V. Komi Komi, Paavo V. Masaki Ishikawa Ishikawa, Masaki 7

2 Physiological Demands of Sprinting and Multiple-Sprint Sports Clyde Williams Williams, Clyde 25

3 Physiological Demands of Endurance Exercise Andrew M. Jones Jones, Andrew M. David C. Poole Poole, David C. 43

4 Physiological Adaptations to Training Martin J. Gibala Gibala, Martin J. Mark Rakobowchuk Rakobowchuk, Mark 56

5 Skeletal Muscle Metabolic Adaptations to Training Graham P. Holloway Holloway, Graham P. Lawrence L. Spriet Spriet, Lawrence L. 70

Pt. 2 Nutrition

6 Nutrition Needs of Athletes Ronald J. Maughan Maughan, Ronald J. 87

7 Dietary Goals and Eating Strategies Louise M. Burke Burke, Louise M. 101

8 Hydration Susan M. Shirreffs Shirreffs, Susan M. 116

Pt. 3 Anthropometry

9 Body Composition and Sports Performance Timothy Olds Olds, Timothy 131

Pt. 4 Immunology

10 Exercise Immunology Michael Gleeson Gleeson, Michael 149

11 Exercise, Inflammation, and Metabolism Bente K. Pedersen Pedersen, Bente K. 163

Pt. 5 Cell Biology

12 Genetic Determinants of Physical Performance Claude Bouchard Bouchard, Claude Tuomo Rankinen Rankinen, Tuomo 181

13 Molecular Mechanisms of Adaptations to Training Frank W. Booth Booth, Frank W. P. Darrell Neufer Neufer, P. Darrell 202

Pt. 6 Biomechanics, Engineering, and Ergonomics

14 Biomechanics of Human Movement and Muscle-Tendon Function Vasilios Baltzopoulos Baltzopoulos, Vasilios Constantinos N. Maganaris Maganaris, Constantinos N. 215

15 Sports Ergonomics Thomas Reilly Reilly, ThomasAdrian Lees Lees, Adrian 230

Pt. 7 Psychology

16 Exercise and Psychological Well-being Panteleimon Ekkekakis Ekkekakis, Panteleimon Susan H. Backhouse Backhouse, Susan H. 251

17 Psychological Characteristics of Athletes and their Responses to Sport-Related Stressors John S. Raglin Raglin, John S. Gregory Wilson Wilson, Gregory 272

Pt. 8 Pharmacology

18 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Mario Thevis Thevis, Mario Wilhelm Schanzer Schanzer, Wilhelm 285

Pt. 9 Limitations to Performance

19 Cardiorespiratory Limitations to Performance Niels H. Secher Secher, Niels H. 307

20 Metabolic Limitations to Performance Francis B. Stephens Stephens, Francis B. Paul I. Greenhaff Greenhaff, Paul I. 324

21 The Brain and Fatigue Timothy D. Noakes Noakes, Timothy D. Helen Crewe Crewe, Helen Ross Tucker Tucker, Ross 340

Pt. 10 Special Populations

22 The Young Athlete Lyle J. Micheli Micheli, Lyle J. Margo Mountjoy Mountjoy, Margo 365

23 The Female Athlete Myra A. Nimmo Nimmo, Myra A. 382

Pt. 11 Exercise and Health

24 Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Fitness Michael J. Lamonte Lamonte, Michael J. Karl F. Kozlowski Kozlowski, Karl F. Frank Cerny Cerny, Frank 401

Index 417

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