Synopses & Reviews
A product of the collaboration between a sports physiologist and mountain sports enthusiast and one of the worlds most distinguished mountain-sport athletes, this study examines the main body systems involved in exercise at high altitudes, discussing their capacity for adaptation and their limits. It looks at some of the common problems that affect high-altitude athletes, including bronchial hyperresponsiveness, hypoxia, and oxidative stress, and presents essential anatomical and physiological elements clearly and concisely through annotations and full-color photographs and figures. Each chapter also features Kilian Jornets comments on his strategy for dealing with his own bodys limitations and his training regimen, which he supplements with physiological data.
About the Author
Fabienne Durand is a professor in the department of science and techniques of physical activities and sports at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia in France and the director of the research laboratory Performance Santé Altitude. Kilian Jornet is one of the worlds foremost mountain runners, mountain bikers, and ski mountaineers. He is a three-time champion of the Skyrunner World Series and the winner of the 2011 Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile ultramarathon that takes place in Californias Sierra Nevada Mountains.