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Title Adventure sport physiology / Nick Draper, Chris Hodgson.
Imprint Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 440 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-427) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Human physiology.
Human body.
Sports -- physiology.
Energy Metabolism.
Contents ADVENTURE SPORT PHYSIOLOGY; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I: The Foundations of Adventure Sport Physiology; 1. A historical perspective: the context of adventure physiology; 2. Nutrition for health and performance; 3. The structure and functioning of the human body; 4. Fundamental systems for adventure sports; 5. Training fundamentals; Part II: The Physiological Demands of Adventure Sports; 6. Power and power endurance: the explosive activities; 7. Anaerobic endurance: the lactate tolerance and management activities; 8. Intermittent adventure activities.
Summary This unique textbook provides a thematic approach to adventure sports physiology based upon applications to specific adventure sports. It covers basic aspects of physiology related to the demands of the activity, training for improving performance, and safety factors. After a brief historical introduction subsequent chapters cover basic physiology and nutrition and then apply these principles to a variety of land and water based sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. The concluding chapters deal with medical factors including risk assess.
Other Author Hodgson, Chris, 1968-
Other Title Print version: Draper, Nick (Nicholas). Adventure sport physiology. Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008 9780470015100 0470015101