Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Running by John A. Hawley

By John A. Hawley

This name within the acclaimed guide of activities medication and activities technology offers a essentially offered 'one-stop' resource of data on all facets of the game. The dietary and coaching thoughts within the e-book are geared toward bettering a runner's functionality, whereas the part at the therapy of the runner may help hinder accidents and reduction within the right analysis and administration of simple athletic trauma. The textual content comprises contributions from a group of worldwide leaders of their respective fields to supply a really overseas standpoint in this carrying uniqueness.

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8 m·s−1. Thigh angle is expressed relative to vertical. Data from Milliron and Cavanagh (1990). contact is made with their ankle plantarflexed approximately 5°. 1b demonstrates the relationship between ankle and knee motion during weight bearing. Immediately after heel strike there is another few 29 degrees of plantarflexion, followed by 15–20° of dorsiflexion. In the latter half of the support phase, as the knee extends, the ankle plantarflexes up to 30° before toe off. Investigation of plantar flexor muscle length characteristics and muscle activity characteristics have shown that the plantar flexor muscles of the calf primarily act eccentrically to control ankle dorsiflexion during support (Milliron & Cavanagh 1990).

Two of the top 10 ranked women 100-m runners in 1997 were over the age of 30 years, and the third fastest woman was a 37-year-old. In spite of the regulations, which prevent young athletes from running marathons in some countries, some young athletes can achieve outstanding performances. Physical characteristics Body composition Age Athletic performance deteriorates with age but the age at which optimum performance can be expected to occur in different events is not clear. Most elite distance runners record their best performances between the ages of 20 and 30 years, and a study of the ages of medal winners at major championships and of world record holders tends to confirm this.

Even in the same race and with the same fluid intake, however, there is a large variation between runners in the extent of sweat loss; this may vary from 1 to 6% of body mass in a marathon run in moderate environmental conditions. Dehydration results in a greater impairment of endurance events that rely primarily on aerobic metabolism than in those events where there is a significant contribution from anaerobic metabolism. 3% reduction in a 10-km race (Armstrong et al. 1985). The factors influencing fluid and electrolyte homeostasis during exercise and the effects of disturbances in fluid balance on exercise performance have been the subject of extensive reviews (see Maughan & Shirreffs 1998).

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