This book presents the scientific principles and concepts relevant to the sport of cycling. Individual chapters discuss the concepts of motion, energy transfer, force, momentum, friction, aerodynamics, and gravity; nutrtition and training required for cycling; and the significant impact performance enhancing drugs has had on cycling.
Features & Benefits
- Each volume in the series focuses on one sport and opens with a brief look at the featured sport's origins, history and changes to rules, equipment, or techniques.
- Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
- The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs.
- In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout the volume.