08 - physiologically Can “average” people reach elite...

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EXSC 205 15/01/2008 12:47:00 What it is! An attempt to understand what facilitates and what limits one’s optimal  performance.  What causes fatigue to occur after running 1-2 miles?  Is it  caused by the same factors as in a marathon (26 miles)?  What about 100- 200 meters? o Cardiovascular System o Heart and Lungs What are the best and most efficient methods of training athletes for their  respective sports? What makes the elite or super athlete?  Can he/she be identified 
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Unformatted text preview: physiologically? Can “average” people reach elite status by training? o Through testing, we can determine at an early age who can be an elite athlete o Muscle fiber type: FT ST (fast twitch, slow twitch) • Effects of environment on performance: heat, cold, altitude, air pollution 15/01/2008 12:47:00 ← 15/01/2008 12:47:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course EXSC 205 taught by Professor Girandola during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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