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Offers details on physiology, training, racing, injuries, world-class athletes, and races. This book answers questions for those who are serious about the sport for example, how your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential.
Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Human Kinetics Publishers
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Athletics & Gymnastics
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76 Halftones, black and white; 133 Illustrations, black and white