By Ronald J. Maughan

This new quantity within the Encyclopaedia of activities medication sequence, released lower than the auspices of the foreign Olympic Committee, offers an updated, state-of-the-art presentation of the medical features of conditioning, harm prevention, and festival. The e-book covers the major components of clinical wisdom in game and is split into: body structure and biochemistry; meals; anthropometry; immunology; phone biology; biomechanics, engineering and ergonomics; psychology; pharmacology; boundaries to functionality; particular populations; and workout and future health. provided in a transparent kind and structure, The Olympic Textbook of technology in recreation, attracts at the services of a global number of members who're well-known as leaders of their respective fields. it is going to be necessary for all recreation scientists and doctors who serve athletes and activities groups and is a useful reference for college students of game and workout technology.

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Sprinters and power athletes generate greater peak power, but they also have a more marked onset of fatigue than endurance athletes. Thus, this test can be used to study the power outputs of different populations of athletes in an attempt to describe more precisely their physiological characteristics. For example, Denis and colleagues (1992) compared the peak power outputs of 100-m sprinters and 800-m runners using the WAnT procedure during cycling. qxd 1000 Sprinter 800 600 400 Endurance athlete 200 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 Time (s) Fig.

Maughan © 2009 International Olympic Committee. ISBN: 978-1-405-15638-7 sprinting in these sports and games is, unlike the 100-m sprint, unstructured and unpredictable in duration, distance, and timing. ” Those players who combine their ability to move quickly and have tactical experience of their sport always appear to have much more time to play shots or receive a pass than slower and less experienced players. However, while speed provides players with clear advantages, it is the ability to sprint repeatedly with little recovery time that often separates the successful players from those who are simply fast on the track.

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