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Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes By Christopher J. Gore

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes
by Christopher J. Gore

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This manual offers standardized test protocols for athletes in 17 internationaly recognizes sports. They are base on th the quality assurances procedures and accreditation used by the Australian Sports Commission.
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Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes by Christopher J. Gore

The quality assurance procedures and accreditation used in sport science laboratories in Australia are respected worldwide. Using this protocols in this breakthrough book, researchers in any country can standardise procedures and share data. The book presents guidelines for pretest preparation of labs and athletes.

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About Christopher J. Gore


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Christopher J. Gore, PhD, is a laboratory standards coordinator for the Australian Institute of Sport, where he has worked since 1992. He assists in developing standardized tests for most of Australia's Olympic sports. He is responsible for quality control among 27 sports institutes and university laboratories that test state, national, and Olympic-level athletes in Australia.

Gore has devised two calibration machines for assessing the accuracy and precision of VO2 systems for quantifying the accuracy of oxygen and carbon dioxide analyzers as well as flow devices. He also has collaborated in developing a device for dynamic calibration of skinfold calipers. Gore conducts research on the effects of altitude training on athlete performance and has helped the Australian Institute of Sport develop an ""Altitude House"" that simulates moderate altitudes.

Gore holds a doctorate in exercise physiology from Flinders University of South Australia. He has authored more than 30 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and is the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from Sports Medicine Australia. The author is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and the American College of Sports Medicine.

His favorite leisure time activities include cycling, swimming, flying stunt kites, and gardening.

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Table of Contents


Quality assurance in exercise physiology laboratories; pretest preparation; estimating peak power and anaerobic capacity of athletes; blood lactate thresholds; anthropometric assessment protocols; blood sampling and handling techniques; measuring flexibility for performance and injury prevention; determining maximal oxygen consumption (VodO2max) or maximal aerobic power; testing protocols for team sport players; introduction to assessing strength and power; limitations to isometric testing in athletic assessment; isokinetic dynamometry strength assessment; protocols for the physiological assessment of: basketball players, cricket players, cross-country skiers and biathletes; high-performance track, road and mountain cyclists; golfers; male and female field hockey; netball players; rowers; rugby union players; high-performance runners; sailors; male and female soccer players; softball players; swimmers; high-performance tennis players; high-performance triathletes; elite water polo players.

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GOR005270165
Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes by Christopher J. Gore
Christopher J. Gore
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Human Kinetics Publishers
2000-05-31
480
0736003266
9780736003261
N/A
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