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

Author: Chris 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 Cooper
ISBN: 9780191633751 0191633755 1280595485 9781280595486
OCLC Number: 785398592
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Prologue: a tale of two races; 1 Introduction; 2 The limits of human performance; 3 Stoking the engine: food; 4 Stoking the engine: oxygen; 5 Muscling up; 6 Steroids and beyond . . .; 7 Stimulants; 8 Gene doping; 9 What is cheating?; 10 Catching the cheats; Concluding remarks; Notes and References; Further Reading; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: Chris Cooper.

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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, throwing longer, or jumping higher. Using these evidence-basedarguments he shows what the body can, and cannot, do. There is much curiosity about why certain substances are used, how t.

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