The endurance athlete faces a paradox--you're going farther and faster, you're feeling stronger, but your bones are getting weaker. New, compelling evidence shows that the very activities that expand our mental and physical abilities may be reducing the durability of our skeletons. In this book, Thomas Whipple, a leading orthopaedic clinical specialist, and Robert Eckhardt, a scientist specializing in the musculoskeletal system, team up to explain how athletes at any level can maintain the delicate balance between endurance exercise and optimum bone health over a lifetime. Translating important scientific advances into accessible language, they explain the muscle-bone connection, and cover training strategies and exercises, nutrition, calcium, stress fractures, rehabilitation, running mechanics, footwear, posture, and pharmaceuticals. An essential guide and ideal text for exercise physiologists, endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and coaches.
"As an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who provides care for all levels of athletes who challenge their limits by participating in endurance sports, I have come to understand that many of these athletes underestimate the cumulative forces absorbed by their skeleton on a daily basis. Even fewer athletes know how to train, eat and recover in a way that may lessen their chances of an overuse/overload injury such as a stress fracture. Stress related bone injury need not be an expected outcome in the endurance athlete, and neither does the long-term, under appreciated complication, osteoporosis.
The Endurance Paradox is a valuable guide for clinicians, coaches and athletes who strive not only to maximize sports performance but also strive to maximize long term bone health and long term wellness. Thomas Whipple and Robert Eckhardt have teamed up to provide us all with a concise yet complete review of current scientific knowledge as it applies to the bone health, nutrition, training and the rehabilitation of all those who are involved in endurance sports. The authors very effectively bring the laboratory science to life by illustrating the practical application of evidence based strategies used by some of the most accomplished and successful endurance athletes and coaches in the world."
--John R. Deitch, MD, Director of Sports Medicine, Wellspan Health, York, PA
|Strength Training||p. 19|
|Energy Balance and Metabolism||p. 57|
|Dietary Fat||p. 79|
|Acid-Base Regulation||p. 103|
|Nutrient Timing||p. 133|
|Quality Training||p. 149|
|Measurement of Bone||p. 163|
|Stress Fractures||p. 169|
|Rehabilitation of Stress Fractures||p. 183|
|About the Authors||p. 219|
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Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 28th February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.456