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Muscle Types and Triathlon Performance

Triathlon Science

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

2

...One of the most persistent and perhaps misapplied concepts in exercise physiology is the theory of muscle fiber types and function. Coaches and athletes recognize that some people possess greater speed or explosiveness than others...

Economy

Triathlon Science

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

3

... Santalla, and Chicharro 2002, Noakes, and Tucker 2004) The best cyclists at the Tour de France typically have lower levels for ⩒O2max and use oxygen more efficiently. © Pierre Teyssot/Action Plus/Icon SMI Differences in running economy...

Fatigue Resistance and Recovery

Triathlon Science

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

3

... sufficient blood to the working muscles. (Tucker, and Noakes 2009) “Hitting the wall” in marathon running or longer-distance triathlons is the conceptualization of one of many failure models for fatigue—in this case, the failure to maintain...

Aerobic Capacity

Triathlon Science

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

2

...Aerobic capacity is recognized as one of the crucial physiological attributes for success in endurance sport, to the point that it has perhaps been overvalued as a predictor of performance and a marker for training status. Maximal aerobic...

Anaerobic Threshold

Triathlon Science

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

2

...The concept of the anaerobic threshold dates back over 50 years, to research published by Wasserman and McIlroy. (Wasserman, and McIlroy 1964) Because of differences in terminology, confusion regarding the identification and definition...