The Physiology of Training for High Performance
Duncan MacDougall and Digby Sale
Underpinned by an understanding of the mechanisms behind adaptation--and thoroughly supported by scientific research--The Physiology of Training for High Performance provides the information necessary to decide on the most effective way to improve performance. The book begins by introducing students to the concept and physiological bases of adaptation. The authors then delve into training for different outcomes, for example, improved endurance or speed, and relate the discussion to various sports and events. Finally, the authors summarize the latest research surrounding additional factors that affect an athlete's performance and potential, including tapering, nutrition, and body composition.