SP.235 / ES.SP235 Chemistry of Sports, Spring 2009
Author(s)Christie, Patricia; Lyons, Steve
Chemistry of Sports
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This seminar will focus on three sports: swimming, cycling and running. There will be two components to the seminar: classroom sessions and a "laboratory" in the form of a structured training program. The classroom component will introduce the students to the chemistry of their own biological system. With swimming, running and cycling as sample sports, students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to complete a triathlon shortly after the term.
cardiovascular, muscles, training, fitness; nutrition, fueling, injury, sports medicine, overuse injury, swimming, running, cycling, bicycle, bike, shoes, running shoes, lactate, lactic acid, wetsuit, lycra, spandex, wind tunnel, sports drinks, caffeine, alcohol, exercise, competition, endurance, strength, EPO, erythropoietin, scandals, tapering, triathlon, sports, race, steroid, midfoot running, forefoot running