Incluye índice. CONTENIDO: Introduction : the biochemical basis of exercise and sport -- The weightlifter -- The sprinter -- Middle distance events -- The endurance athlete -- The games player -- Sporting talent: the genetic basis of athletic capability -- Adaptations to training -- Appendix 1. Key concepts in physical, organic and biological chemistry -- Appendix 2. Glossary of abbreviations and biochemical terminology -- Appendix 3. Units commonly used in biochemistry and physiology.