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Published: 07 August 2014

440 Pages


ISBN: 9780199650644

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The Physiology of Training for High Performance

Duncan MacDougall and Digby Sale

  • The only text to provide a rigorous, evidence-based understanding of the physiological bases behind training for high performance sport.
  • Illuminates the processes that cause and control the body's adaptive response to training.
  • Combines the theoretical and applied aspects of physical training to explain which stimuli are most effective in triggering particular adaptations.
  • Examples and Sample Programs demonstrate how to apply the concepts developed to real-world training scenarios.
  • Written by internationally-renowned exercise scientists, both extensively published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and both former athletes, coaches, and training consultants for Olympic and professional teams.
  • An Online Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text.

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