Human Physiological Work Capacity

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 6, 1978 - Science - 303 pages
One of the objectives of investigations carried out within the Human Adaptability section of the International Biological Programme was to obtain comparable data on population characteristics over a wide range of ecosystems. This volume provides a brief survey of the variables affecting the physiological work capacity of various populations. The items considered include body weight, fatness, maximum oxygen intake, muscular strength, and the process of oxygen transport from the air to the working muscles. The discussion is based largely on data collected under the auspices of the IBP, using methods standardised for the programme. The influence of race, heredity, environment and disease are considered, and a detailed analysis is made of various classes of athlete. The material will be useful to human and environmental physiologists, anthropologists, and those interested in physical education.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Climate season and local geography
47
Socioeconomic status and working capacity
81
Working capacity and constitution
125
The physical working capacity of the athlete
136
The growth of working capacity
179
Age and working capacity
233
Epilogue
253
References
261
Index
299
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