.Amino Acids and Proteins for the Athlete: The Anabolic Edge, Second Edition reflects the nearly exponential increase in data and knowledge regarding the requirements and functions of amino acids and their role in energy metabolism and metabolic signaling.
This book offers a new history of drug use in sport. It argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or 'evil' we now think it is. Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks. This book offers a critical understanding of who was involved, what they were trying to achieve, why they set about this task and the context in which they worked. By doing so, it reconsiders the classic dichotomy of 'good anti-doping' up against 'evil doping'."
Rethinking Aggression and Violence in Sport uses numerous illustrative examples from a variety of sports to critically examine important issues associated with aggression and violence in sport, and includes: a review of current theory in the psychology of aggression and violence; discussion of sanctioned and unsanctioned aggression and violence in sport; an explanation of how players become acclimatised to physical violence; examination of the aggression and violence debate in youth sport; consideration of fan violence and sport riots; and exploration of why people enjoy watching violent sport and its effect on observers.
In this comprehensively revised third edition of bestsellingSports Biomechanics, Professor Anthony Blazevich answers real-world questions using easily accessible language and fully updated, clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to a single area of the subject and details scientific underpinnings of sports performance; this edition features a new chapter on human gait (walking and running) as well as new information on the latest topics in sport biomechanics.