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The Athlete's Clock

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The Athlete's Clock: How Biology and Time Affect Sport Performance offers an engaging, interdisciplinary consideration of some of the most compelling questions in sport and exercise science. This unique text takes a broad look at the physiological clock, offering students, researchers, coaches, and athletes a unique approach to understanding how various aspects of time aff ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published 2011 by Human Kinetics
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Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not too sure how useful this is to any specific audience but it is an interesting read that covers a range of time-related aspects in sport.
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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The Athlete's Clock is easily one of the most readable books about human sport physiology I've read. (And probably one of the only ones either, now that I think about it.) The author lays out a convincing argument that a subconsciously controlled central governor is what makes humans tick, both in sports and out. Using this central thesis, he writes about human performance and its questioned limitations, circadian rhythms, and the cycle of life from young to old. I found this book ma
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