"Physiological Bases of Sports Performance" takes an in-depth look at how the body responds to high physical activity in exercise and sport, and on how to enhance performance through a variety of physiological techniques, such as training, nutrition and cryogenic aids. The book covers the basic elements of physiology and explains the effects of sport on those areas. The second section on improving sport performance provides a practical angle that will be useful for sports coaches and athletes. This book provides the basics of physiology in context of athletes and people performing high physical activity and practical and academic information for students, sports people and sports medicine practitioners. It covers a cross section of different methods of enhancing performance. It draws on an international selection of contributors at the forefront of their respective fields.