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Adventure sport physiology

Author: Nick Draper; Chris Hodgson
Publisher: Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
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This unique textbook provides a thematic approach to adventure sports physiology based upon applications to specific adventure sports. It covers basic aspects of physiology related to the demands of the activity, training for improving performance, and safety factors. After a brief historical introduction subsequent chapters cover basic physiology and nutrition and then apply these principles to a variety of land  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Draper, Nick (Nicholas).
Adventure sport physiology.
Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
(DLC) 2008021443
(OCoLC)232536678
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Draper; Chris Hodgson
ISBN: 9780470319130 0470319135 9780470015117 047001511X 9780470015100 0470015101
OCLC Number: 302392113
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 440 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: ADVENTURE SPORT PHYSIOLOGY; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I: The Foundations of Adventure Sport Physiology; 1. A historical perspective: the context of adventure physiology; 2. Nutrition for health and performance; 3. The structure and functioning of the human body; 4. Fundamental systems for adventure sports; 5. Training fundamentals; Part II: The Physiological Demands of Adventure Sports; 6. Power and power endurance: the explosive activities; 7. Anaerobic endurance: the lactate tolerance and management activities; 8. Intermittent adventure activities.
Responsibility: Nick Draper, Chris Hodgson.

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This unique textbook provides a thematic approach to adventure sports physiology based upon applications to specific adventure sports. It covers basic aspects of physiology related to the demands of the activity, training for improving performance, and safety factors. After a brief historical introduction subsequent chapters cover basic physiology and nutrition and then apply these principles to a variety of land and water based sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. The concluding chapters deal with medical factors including risk assess.

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