Physiological and metabolic responses to training. Muscle fibre classification systems and the role of gene expression in responses to training. Immunological responses to exercise. The importance of fluid and electrolyte balance. The role of biomechanics in performance evaluation. Training methods- conventional, sympathetic and technologically assisted techniques. Training tools. The impact of surfaces on performance.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Critically evaluate scientific literature relating to exercise physiology to justify appropriate training techniques for a specific discipline.
- Appreciate the various methods used to evaluate the athletic potential and fitness of an equine athlete.
- Design a training regime appropriate for an equine athlete competing in a specific discipline.
|Coursework||1 x written assignment||40%|
|Examination||1 x 3 hour exam||60%|
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