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Triathlon science
Friel, Joe.
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, Inc., [2013]

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xi, 649 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"The ultimate nexus of knowledge and performance"--Cover.
The tri-knowledge advantage -- Physical attributes of triathletes -- Technical execution and efficiency in each event -- Environmental factors and equipment options -- Physiological function in triathlon training -- Training modes and methods for triathletes -- Training strategies in triathlon -- Training base building for triathlon -- Multisport event-specific training and racing tactics -- Sports medicine for triathletes -- Nutrition for triathletes -- Psychology of multisport.
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Leave 'em in your wake, leave 'em in your trail, leave 'em in your dust. Get your brain as fit as your body and achieve your triathlon potential.

Triathlon Science is packed with all the expertise you can handle, and more. From fine-tuning your physiology for each of the three disciplines to plotting the best race strategy for your fitness level, personal goals, and competitive conditions, you'll find the insights and prescriptions typically available only from a top-level coach.

With editors Joe Friel and Jim Vance and a who's-who list of international experts on the sport, Triathlon Science offers you an unprecedented wealth of advanced yet accessible information on excelling in the sport.

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With editors Joe Friel and Jim Vance and a who's-who list of international experts on the sport, Triathlon Science offers you an unprecedented wealth of advanced yet accessible information on excelling in the sport.

Table of Contents

Joe FrielRandall L. WilberIldus I. Ahmetov and Malcolm CollinsRomuaid LepersDavid PeaseJeff Broker and Sean LanglaisGeorge M. DallamBruce R. Mason and Gina SacilottoJeff Broker and Sean LanglaisGeorge M. DallamHunter AllenRoss TuckerRoss TuckerRoss TuckerRoss TuckerRoss TuckerDavid WardenDavid WardenDavid WardenDavid WardenDavid WardenStephen J. McGregorStephen J. McGregorStephen J. McGregorMart FitzgeraldJim VanceNeal HendersonGeorge M. DallamGale BernhardtGale BernhardtGale BernhardtGale BernhardtGale BernhardtGale BernhardtJohn PostNathan KochNathan KochBob SeeboharBob SeeboharBob SeeboharBob SeeboharJoAnn DahlkoetterJoAnn DahlkoetterJoAnn DahlkoetterJoe Friel
Introduction: The Tri-Knowledge Advantagep. ix
Part I Physical Attributes of Triathletesp. 1
Chapter 1 Physiology and the Multisport Athletep. 3
Chapter 2 Genetics and Inheritance in Triathlon Performancep. 27
Chapter 3 Gender and Age Considerations in Triathlonp. 39
Part II Technical Execution and Efficiency in Each Eventp. 55
Chapter 4 Swimming Biomechanics for Triathlonp. 57
Chapter 5 Cycling Biomechanics for Triathlonp. 71
Chapter 6 Running Biomechanics for Triathlonp. 87
Part III Environmental Factors and Equipment Optionsp. 99
Chapter 7 In the Waterp. 101
Chapter 8 On the Bikep. 113
Chapter 9 For the Runp. 129
Chapter 10 Triathlon Training Technologiesp. 143
Part IV Physiological Function in Triathlon Trainingp. 159
Chapter 11 Aerobic Capacityp. 161
Chapter 12 Economyp. 171
Chapter 13 Anaerobic Thresholdp. 181
Chapter 14 Muscle Types and Triathlon Performancep. 191
Chapter 15 Fatigue Resistance and Recoveryp. 199
Part V Training Modes and Methods for Triathletesp. 209
Chapter 16 Warm-Up and Cool-Downp. 211
Chapter 17 Flexibility and Core Strengthp. 223
Chapter 18 Strength Trainingp. 249
Chapter 19 General and Specific Trainingp. 269
Chapter 20 Interval Trainingp. 285
Part VI Training Strategies in Triathlonp. 297
Chapter 21 Duration, Frequency, and Intensityp. 299
Chapter 22 Periodizationp. 311
Chapter 23 Tapering and Peaking for Racesp. 327
Chapter 24 Physiology of Overtrainingp. 339
Part VII Training Base Building for Triathlonp. 351
Chapter 25 Swim Base Buildingp. 353
Chapter 26 Bike Base Buildingp. 363
Chapter 27 Run Base Buildingp. 373
Part VIII Multisport Event-Specific Training and Racing Tacticsp. 385
Chapter 28 Sprintp. 387
Chapter 29 Olympicp. 399
Chapter 30 Half-Ironmanp. 409
Chapter 31 Ironmanp. 419
Chapter 32 Duathionp. 431
Chapter 33 Combination Workout Trainingp. 441
Part IX Sports Medicine for Triathletesp. 449
Chapter 34 Triathlete Body Maintenance and Medical Carep. 451
Chapter 35 Triathlon Injuries and Preventive Measuresp. 461
Chapter 36 Triathlon Injury Recovery Techniquesp. 497
Part X Nutrition for Triathletesp. 513
Chapter 37 Energy Needs, Sources, and Utilizationp. 515
Chapter 38 Nutrition Periodizationp. 525
Chapter 39 Nutrient Timing for Triathlon Training and Racingp. 535
Chapter 40 Supplements for Triathletesp. 543
Part XI Psychology of Multisportp. 553
Chapter 41 Mental Toughness for Triathlonp. 555
Chapter 42 Psychology of Triathlon Trainingp. 563
Chapter 43 Mental Skills for Peak Triathlon Performancep. 573
Epilogue: The Application of Science in Triathlonp. 583
Referencesp. 585
Indexp. 621
About the Editorsp. 639
About the Contributorsp. 641