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The athlete's clock : how biology and time affect sport performance

Author: Thomas W Rowland
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this exceptionally readable exploration of athletic achievement, the author draws practical conclusions from science and experience to describe how various aspects of time affect sport performance. Readers can investigate challenging questions such as whether athletes consciously control sport performance, how young athletes can be safely nurtured to greatness, and what the optimal time of day is for training.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Rowland
ISBN: 0736082743 9780736082747
OCLC Number: 718627002
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Contents: Who's in charge here? Setting the race pace --
Marching to the same drummer : cadence in endurance events --
Dragsters, tiger beetles, and Usain Bolt : time and speed --
Circadian rhythms and sport performance --
It's all in the timing : keeping your eye on the ball --
The development of athletic skill during the childhood years : a conversation with Bob Malina --
Over the hill : aging and sport performance.
Responsibility: Thomas W. Rowland.

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Offers an approach to understanding how various aspects of time affect sport performance. This book provides information on the mechanisms by which time influences physiological function, such as  Read more...

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"This is an excellent broad introduction to the idea of time and sport. It offers scientific research to support many of the questions athletes and coaches ask themselves when determining strategy in Read more...

 
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