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This comprehensive and authorative dictionary provides an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the fascinating subject of sport. It covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: -anatomy -biomechanics -exercise physiology -nutrition -sports psychology -sports sociology -sports injuries -training principles This dictionary was compiled, in its first edition, with the help of a team of eminent contributors and advisers. Since the first edition was published, the disciplines of Sport science and Sport medicine have grown rapidly and generated a wealth of new information. The second edition includes over 7500 cross-referenced terms which have been updated or added since the first edition. There are 165 illustrstions including twenty new ones, and four appendices have been added including one on Banned Substances. The dictionary will be of particular help to medical specialists, students of PE, coaches, and athletes who need to understand the scientific principles, physiological processes, and anatomical structures which affect sporting performance. It will also be useful to the general reader interested, health and fitness, or wishes to understand the meanings of such terms as A-band, jogger's hipple, maximal aerobic power, social loafing, and zero-sum competition.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Preface to the first edition