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  • Hardcover: 728 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 2nd Revised edition edition (Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736000844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736000840
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 22.6 x 3.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As the busy executive goes out for his morning jog and the point guard directs her team down the basketball court on a fast break, their bodies must make many adjustments that require a series of complex interactions involving many body systems. Read the first page
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 July 1999
Format: Hardcover
Bedtime reading this book is not, but if you are in the fitness industry, or intersted in sports/exercise it is a must. This book is not a typical dreary textbook, it is full of colour coded areas of text, well presented graphs and tables, regular text summaries and even revision questions. There are plenty of photographs nearly all are colour and many interesting anecdotes. Very informative and excellent value for money. The only downside which we are always going to meet in fitness related publications is the bias towards the USA, some of the terms and descriptions need to be re read at times to clarify the meaning. Small price to pay for a top class reference book.
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Book as described. Quite technical, but lots of useful info. Ideal for studying my L3 Personal Trainer qualification. Highly recommended.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Very good reference material 19 Jun 2001
By James Spooner - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent consolidation of reference material which is sensibly divided into logical chapters.
It covers every area of sport performance in well-documented and example-driven text, colour diagrams and graphical representations. It is a generic reference book, which does not focus on specific sports activities, but uses examples from a wide range of sports to demonstrate the body's response to exercise, training and the passage of time.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a detailed overview of the physiological responses to training, or needs specific answers to questions. An excellent index and layout also makes this a good reference book for looking up quick answers to problems. Absolutely worth the cost. Only criticism... there is a slightly schizophrenic approach to units of measure, reflecting the US imperial measurements, Keep a calculator handy to convert to SI units (eg Kgs, Kms, etc)
27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Great Exercise Book 28 Feb 1999
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Format: Hardcover
A good physiology exercise book is so important to understanding the body and how all of the different systems work together. This book does a great job of explaining concepts by colorful graphics and pictures. If your an advid athlete like myself you will enjoy this book. I was always chasing the new fads in exercise or trying the latest diet to trim down, they never worked. You must first understand some of the complexities of the human body. Likewise, if you want to tweak your car's engine you must first understand some of the most basic principles of a car engine before adding expensive and useless gadgets.
18 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Excellent introduction to exercise physiology 10 May 2000
By Maneki Neko - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is well-illustrated and easy to read, but it is really a basic text, not the end-all. For example, in the section on nutrition, the authors recommend that carbohydrates should constitute 50% of an athlete's daily calories, and yet they neglect the fact that so many people in this country do not tolerate carbohydrates well. Nutrition really needs to be adjusted to the individual's metabolism and needs, and there is really no one set magic formula that will work for everyone. But, if you keep that in mind and are looking for a good introductory text, this will serve admirably.
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