Physiology for Sportspeople: A Serious User's Guide to the Body

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Manchester University Press, 1990 - Medical - 278 pages
 

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Contents

Muscle
7
Control of contraction strength
16
Effects of training on muscle
23
Endurance training
29
Work rate and oxygen consumption
36
How is energy stored in the body?
39
Improving metabolic performance
53
Respiratory physiology
63
The effects of haemorrhage
124
Control of the exercising cardiovascular system
134
Is training worthwhile?
142
How much heat do we produce?
148
Physiology of thermoregulation in detail
157
Thermoregulation in exercise
163
Fluid balance in exercise
170
Importance of salt in the sweat
184

Lung volumes
72
Control of respiration
78
Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport
88
Carbon dioxide transport in blood
95
Summary
102
The heart performance
117
Commercial sports drinks rehydration v energy supplements
190
Endorphins
219
High blood pressure hypertension and exercise
230
Appendix
252
Index
268
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