Provides a thorough, evidence-based understanding of the physiological bases of training for high performance sport to empower students, athletes, and coaches to make informed decisions over the most effective training methods.
- 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.
About the Author(s)
Duncan MacDougall, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, Canada and former president of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and Digby Sale, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, Canada
Duncan MacDougall and Digby Sale are Professors Emeriti at McMaster University, where they have taught exercise physiology and conducted research into the physiology of training for almost 40 years. They are internationally renowned exercise scientists who have collectively authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to dozens of book chapters and
several hundred abstracts and lay publications. Both are former athletes and coaches (MacDougall in football, track and field and hockey and Sale in track and gymnastics) and have worked extensively as training consultants for a number of Olympic and professional teams
Duncan MacDougall came to McMaster in 1970 and was the founder and director of the Human Performance Laboratory until his retirement. He is a former president of the Canadian Association of Sports Sciences (now the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) and a recipient of that organization's Honour Award. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the Journal of Applied
Physiology and the Canadian Journal of Applied Sports Sciences (now the Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism). He is the senior author of the book Physiological Testing of the High Performance Athlete, and over the years has been a fitness and training consultant to such teams as the Canadian National Ski Team (both alpine and cross-country), the Canadian Rowing Team and the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.
Digby Sale began his career at McMaster in 1967 and over the years has served as head gymnastics coach (for 6 years), vice-president of the Canadian Intercollegiate Gymnastic Coaches' Association, chair of
the graduate program in the Department of Kinesiology and chair of the Department of Kinesiology. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and on the editorial boards for a number of journals, including the International Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He has collaborated extensively with Dr. MacDougall in the testing of athletes in a number of different sports, including hockey, soccer, judo, rowing and skiing. Dr. Sale received his undergraduate training at the University of Toronto, his Master's degree at the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. at McMaster