Endurance Training – Science and Practice (hard cover, 328 pages)
Endurance Training – Science and Practice is an up-to-date comprehensive guide for exercise and sport scientists, students, coaches and athletes who want to know all the intricacies of preparing for and adapting to endurance activity. Presented in a clear style and format, this book provides a broad base of knowledge and serves as an in-depth resource for anyone involved in research and practice of endurance sports, the fitness industry or health promotion.
Drawing on the knowledge and expertise of 55 international contributors who are recognized worldwide as leaders in their respective fields, this book covers all the scientific and practical aspects of endurance training and performance: the physiological determinants of endurance capacity; the adaptations that endurance training induces in the major systems in the body; training design to optimize endurance performance and avoid undesired outcomes such as detraining and overtraining; nutritional and psychological recommendations for optimal endurance training and racing; advice on working with young endurance athletes; dealing with stressful environmental conditions; and medical issues related to endurance training and competition.
The systematic approach followed in Endurance Training – Science and Practice makes this book invaluable to all athletes, coaches, researchers and practitioners involved in endurance training.