Biochemical Basis of Sports Perfomance

ISBN-10: 019920828X

ISBN-13: 9780199208289

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Ronald J. Maughan, Michael Gleeson

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List price: $68.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.72" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 1.122

Asker Jeukendrup, PhD, is a professor of exercise metabolism in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK. He is an active researcher credited with many of the new findings in sport nutrition in the past decade. He is a registered sport and exercise nutritionist, having worked with many elite athletes and clubs, including the professional cycling team Rabobank, the Chelsea Football Club, UK Athletics, the British Olympic Association, African runners, and several Olympic and world champions. Jeukendrup has published extensively in sport nutrition and was an invited delegate to the IOC Consensus Conference on Sports Nutrition in Lausanne in 2003. He is a fellow of the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine and the EuropeanCollege of Sport Sciences, the Physiological Society, the Nutrition Society, BASES, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Diabetic Association. He is also the editor of the European Journal of Sport Sciences. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, cycling, and competing in triathlons. He has completed more than 17 Ironman-distance races, including the Ironman Hawaii four times. Michael Gleeson, PhD,is a professor of exercise biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at LoughboroughUniversity in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Gleeson is an active researcher in sport nutrition and has worked with numerous world-class athletes and professional football clubs. He has taught sport nutrition at the university level and has published extensively in scientific and medical journals. He also was an invited delegate to the IOC Consensus Conference on Sports Nutrition in Lausanne in 2003. He has a particular interest and expertise in the effects of exercise, training, and nutrition on immune function and has been both vice president and president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology. Gleeson is also a fellow of the EuropeanCollege of Sport Sciences and a member of the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine, the Physiological Society, and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He enjoys playing tennis, hill walking, and watching football and films.

Introduction: The biochemical basis of exercise and sport
Historical perspective
Evolution of records
The appliance of science
The Weightlifter
Muscle structure and function
Proteins: structural and functional characteristics
Proteins as enzymes
Energy for muscle contraction
Nutritional effects on strength training and performance
The Sprinter
Anaerobic metabolism
Metabolic response to very high intensity exercise
Loss of adenine nucleotides
The cellular energy charge and the adenylate pool
Causes of fatigue in sprinting
Post-exercise recovery: the resynthesis of phosphocreatine
Nutritional effects on sprint performance
Middle Distance Events
Energy and oxygen cost of middle distance runnning
The glycolytic pathway
Oxidative metabolism of carbohydrate
Fatigue mechanisms in middle distance events
Recovery after exercise
Nutritional effects on the performance of the middle distance athlete
The endurance athlete
Energy supply
Aerobic power
Fractional utilization of aerobic capacity
Energy metabolism
Integration and regulation of fuel use
Fatigue in prolonged exercise
Nutrition and endurance exercise performance
The Games Player
Activity patterns and work rate in games play
Metabolic responses to intermittent high-intensity exercise
Fatigue in multiple sprint sports
Nutritional strategies for team sports athletes
Sporting Talent: The genetic basis of athletic capability
Factors determining success in sport
The nature of genetic material
Principles of heredity
Adaptations to training
Training strategies and the associated adaptations
Training for strength
Training for speed
Training for middle distance: increasing anaerobic capacity
Training for endurance: increasing aerobic capacity
Mechanisms and limitations to adaptation
Overreaching and overtraining
Exercise training, immune function, and susceptibility to infection
Effects of detraining
Nutritional effects on training adaptation
Key concepts in physical, organic and biological chemistry
Glossary of abbreviations and biochemical terminology
Units commonly used in biochemistry and physiology
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