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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
“…the most comprehensive adventure sport physiology book I am aware of;
therefore, I recommend it wholeheartedly .” The Sport and Exercise Scientist,
This book provides students and professionals with a well-written, accessible
introduction to the science underlying a variety of adventure sports.
Written specifically for this increasingly popular field of study, the text has
been divided into two parts: the first provides the foundations for adventure
physiology, the second the specific physiological and environmental demands of
a range of adventure sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing,
climbing, mountaineering and skiing.
Written by two adventure sports performers with extensive teaching and
coaching experience, this book will prove invaluable to students taking courses
in adventure and outdoor education and professional instructors involved in
such activities. In addition, students of sport and exercise science and
physical education will find this an excellent introduction to the
physiological response to exercise. Clearly explains the basic physiological
principles and applies them to a variety of land and water-based sports. In
full colour throughout, the book includes numerous illustrations, together with
key points and chapter summaries to reinforce learning. Contains original
pieces from elite and high-level athletes describing the physiological demands
of their particular sport in a real-world context. These include London sports
personality of the year Anna Hemmings, respected climbers Dave Macleod and Neil
Gresham, and Olympic medallists Tim Brabants and Ben Ainslie. Dedicated web
site contains an original sample training programme and a set of adventure
sport specific exercises.