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Road Cycling: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

The fourth volume in this acclaimed series, Road Cycling concentrates on the techniques of conditioning, road cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and the various medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist.

Edited by two of the world's leading authorities, this new book draws together expertise from contributors from The Netherlands, Italy, and the United States to present an authoritative reference for all those actively involved in the sport.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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‘Anyone interested in competitive road cycling will benefit from this text because it is concise and easy to read, providing “what is known” about optimum training and other nutrition needs.’ Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Booknews
Written by European and American professors and specialists in health and performance sciences, sports science and technology, and related fields, this volume addresses conditioning techniques, cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865429123
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/26/2000
  • Series: Olympic Handbook Of Sports Medicine Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors, vi

Forewords, vii

Acknowledgements, ix

1 Anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of road cycling, 1
Robert J. Gregor and Francesco Conconi

2 Biomechanics of road cycling, 18
Robert J. Gregor, Francesco Conconi and Jeffrey P. Broker

3 Testing methods in road cycling, 40
Robert J. Gregor and Francesco Conconi

4 Training the physiological characteristics employed in road cycling, 46
Francesco Conconi and Nicola Alfieri

5 Nutrition for road cyclists, 54
Frederick Brouns

6 Medical problems in road cycling, 68
Arnold Baker

Further reading, 119

Index, 121

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