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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Canoeing




Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Canoeing

Don McKenzie (Editor), Bo Berglund (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-09721-1 December 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 152 Pages


A new volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series from the International Olympic Committee, this volume Canoeing provides an accessible and comprehensive summary of the topic. 
  • Provides a concise, authoritative overview of the science, medicine and psycho-social aspects of canoeing
  • Offers guidance on medical aspects unique to the training and coaching of canoe athletes
  • The only book on this subject endorsed by the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF)
  • Written and edited by global thought leaders in sports medicine

List of Contributors, vi

Foreword by ICF President, viii

Foreword by IOC President, ix

Preface, x

1 Introduction, 1
Ian Mortimer and Don McKenzie

2 Biomechanics and equipment (sprint and slalom): a review of scientifically confirmed information, 12
Barney Wainwright

3 The canoe/kayak athlete, 40
Petra Lundström, Jorunn Sundgot Borgen, and Don McKenzie

4 Physiology of canoeing, 47
Hans Rosdahl, Jose Calbet, A. William Sheel, and Robert Boushel

5 Sport psychology for canoe and kayak, 62
Penny Werthner

6 Training for canoeing, 71
Martin Hunter and Sylvain Curinier

7 Medical problems in canoeing and kayaking, 91
Bo Berglund

8 Orthopaedic injuries in canoeing, 97
Jozsef Dobos

9 Paracanoe, 106
John Edwards, Anna Bjerkefors, Johanna Rosen,and Olga Tarassova

10 Exercise performance in masters canoeing athletes, 116
Bo Berglund

11 Diversity in canoe sport, 122
Don McKenzie and Kari‐Jean McKenzie

Index, 133