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Run, swim, throw, cheat : the science behind drugs in sport

Author: Chris E Cooper
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Drugs in sport are big news and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport is common. Here, Chris Cooper, a top biochemist at the University of Essex, looks at the science behind drugs in sport. Using the performance of top athletes, Cooper begins by outlining the limits of human performance. Showing the basic problems of human biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy, he looks at what stops us running faster,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat.
Oxford Univ Pr 2012
(OCoLC)754720557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris E Cooper
ISBN: 9780191633751 0191633755 1280595485 9781280595486
OCLC Number: 785398592
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue: A tale of two races --
Introduction --
The limits of human performance --
Stoking the engine : food --
Stoking the engine : oxygen --
Muscling up --
Steroids and beyond ... --
Stimulants --
Gene doping --
What is cheating? --
Catching the cheats --
Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Chris Cooper.
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Sportsmen and women achieve extraordinary feats through hard work and natural talent. But some do use drugs to push the body further. How do the drugs work? Do they work? Is it possible to test for  Read more...

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