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The biochemical basis of sports performance

Author: Ron Maughan; Michael Gleeson
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2008
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This title provides a clear understanding of issues surrounding biochemistry in sport, aimed at students of sport and exercise science. It describes the biochemical processes involved in energy  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Maughan; Michael Gleeson
ISBN: 0199269246 9780199269242
OCLC Number: 552239334
Description: XI, 257 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 25 cm
Contents: PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; Setting the scene; THE WEIGHTLIFTER; Muscle structure and function; Proteins - structural and functional characteristics; Muscle proteins as enzymes; Energy needs - role of ATP; The dietary protein requirement and actions of anabolic steroids; Nutritional supplements that are claimed to boost muscle mass and strength gain; THE SPRINTER; Power output; Sustained energy needs; Phosphocreatine and ATP resynthesis; Causes of fatigue; Recovery after exercise; Creatine supplements; THE MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER; Sustained power; Energy supply from anaerobic glycolysis; Role of lactic acid; Oxidative breakdown of carbohydrate; Fatigue; Recovery processes; Glycogen synthesis; Alkalinisers to limit acidosis and boost performance; THE ENDURANCE ATHLETE; Glycogen depletion; Carbohydrate supply from blood glucose; Role of the liver; Fat as a fuel; Fatigue and recovery; The brain and central fatigue; Dietary carbohydrate requirements; Benefits of carbohydrate and fluid intake during prolonged exercise; Caffeine as an ergogenic aid; Effect of diet on substrate availability and factors involved in fatigue; Free radicals and antioxidants; THE GAMES PLAYER; Intermittent activity patterns; Contribution of different energy sources; Limitations to performance; Creatine supplements to improve intermittent exercise performance; SPORTING TALENT; Factors determining success; Genetics; DNA, protein synthesis and inheritance; Examples: muscle fibre types; TRAINING FOR STRENGTH, SPEED AND ENDURANCE; Adaptations to different types of training; Limitations to adaptation; Fatigue and overtraining; Meeting the energy requirements for training; Dietary influences on training adaptations
Responsibility: Ron Maughan; Michael Gleeson
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