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Rational training: How basic physiology became scientific methods of exercise in cross-country skiing.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2914-4476
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
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This paper aims at showing how the research program of one of the world’s most prominent physiology centers, the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (GCI) in Stockholm, was outlined during Eric Hohwü Christensen’s (1904-96) professorship, 1941-1969. How does a scientific environment like GCI, focused on basic, physiological research become famous for its impact in sports? What purpose did the researchers have to pursue this direction? What ideas about the human body enabled and shaped this kind of research? How did this research find its way to the practitioners, and how was it received?

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155063OAI: diva2:759490
'Breaking Barriers: Diverse Approaches in Sport Humanities', 2nd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport, Penn State University, State College, USA, March 21-23, 2013
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports

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