The Physiology of Training for High Performance | Science Trove

The Physiology of Training for High Performance  

Duncan MacDougallProfessor Emeritus at McMaster UniversityClose
Digby SaleProfessor Emeritus at McMaster UniversityClose
Published in Print:07 August 2014 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


The Physiology of Training for High Performance consists of three parts. Part I, which is about the physiological bases for athletic training, starts off with an introduction to training for high performance. It moves on to look at the biochemical bases and cardiorespiratory bases for performance. It looks at muscle physiology and then finishes with the neuromuscular bases for performance. Part II covers training for different sports and activities. It looks at endurance sports, anaerobic events, team sports, as well asnd training for power, strength, and speed as well. The last part, which presents additional factors affecting performance, looks at peaking, tapering, and overtraining; stretching and flexibility, and, finally, some other considerations, including nutrition, testing, altitude, and para-athletics.

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