Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 464 pages, 9.15 × 6.04 × 1.03 in
Published: October 20, 1994
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0471943142
ISBN - 13: 9780471943143
Table of Contents
Muscles and Movement.
Filling Up the Fuel Tanks.
When the Running Has to Stop.
Maintaining the Supply Lines.
The Female Runner.
Theory in Practice.
The Mind and Performance.
Food for Fitness.
When Running Goes Wrong.
Dying to Win: Drugs and the Athlete.
Tulloh''s Training Schedules.
Advice for Female Runners.
Psychological Self-Assessment and Training.
Planning Your Diet.
Noake''s Advice on Injuries and on Running Shoes.
Drugs to Avoid.
From the Publisher
Written for anyone who wishes to understand more about the scientific basis of athletic training and performance. Biochemistry, nutrition, physiology and psychology are all included. Intended to help sports science students, especially those who do not have a strong background in science. Appealing to athletes at any stage of their career, it is also helpful to coaches and physicians. Features high carbohydrate recipe suggestions, practical training schedules and a comprehensive bibliography.
From the Jacket
The realms of biochemistry, nutrition, physiology and psychology
are finally made accessible to the athlete in this long-awaited
text which has been written for anyone who wishes to understand
more about the scientific basis of athletic training and
performance. The authors have provided a wealth of information on
this subject and, at the same time, have succeeded in producing a
creative, up-to-date, easy to understand but completely
authoritative text which will appeal to athletes at any stage of
their career, as well as coaches and physicians. It is also
intended to help students of sports science, in particular those
who do not have a strong background in science. By
presenting 'biochemistry without the equations and physiology
without the mathematics' the authors have ensured that the book
will have a wide audience. Features include a highly illustrated
text, high carbohydrate recipe suggestions for athletes, practical
training schedules and a comprehensive bibliography. Includes
training schedules by Bruce Tulloh, gold medalist and currently
training editor of Runner's World. "Overall a great book - possibly
the best that's been published for years." Today's Runner
"Absolutely excellent - combines aspects of physiology and
biochemistry and I for one will utilise it thoroughly in any course
I am running." N. C. Craig Sharp, Professor of Sports Science,
University of Limerick and former Senior Physiologist at the
Olympic Medical Centre, London