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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602390304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602390300
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH is an associate professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. She has conducted more than fifteen years of research in the area of sports nutrition and exercise physiology and has published numerous papers on the U.S. Navy SEALs.

Pierre A. Pelletier, ENS, MC, USNR; Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH; and Anita Singh, PhD worked together to produce this book in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.



Anita Singh, PhD; Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH;  and Pierre A. Pelletier, ENS, MC, USNR worked together to produce this book in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.


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The fitness portion was very informative and gave great examples of wieght lifting, running, swimming and cross training.
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This book is in a very easy to follow format.
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55 of 66 people found the following review helpful By John on July 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a great fitness book. It was written by Navy doctors working for Special Warfare teams (SEALS). The book is thick because it is actually two books in one: the SEAL fitness book + the nutrition book. What I found in the book was great scientific information that a layperson can understand, without all the hype and fluff and self-promotion you find in most fitness books. If you want to know how to lift weights, for example, what the % or RMI is, oxygen uptake, and heart rate and aerobic guidelines, as well as BMI inforamation, and information on biking, swimming, lifting, plyometrics, etc., get this book. This book is better than almost all the other fitness books I have seen in that it is almost 100% science, and 0 % hype. Don't let the "SEAL" thing scare you off, either: this book is for everyone.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Henry Nguyen on June 25, 2008
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I found that a lot of the information in this book was stuff that I already knew, even though I don't have any real formal education in sports and fitness. The stuff on nutrition is basically what you probably already know from your high school biology class, although there are a few good tips that I hadn't heard before. As for the weightlifting and calisthenics, most of it I already knew, although there were one or two exercises I hadn't seen before. If you already work out and eat right on a regular basis you probably don't need this book, but if you're totally clueless when it comes to exercise and nutrition then this book is a good value for you.
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61 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on June 18, 2011
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I remember this book showing up at the team I was at a many years ago. Nobody gave it a second look and it is ABSOLUTELY NOT instructed or representative of how SEALs do things. If you get something from this book good on you but don't feel for a minute you're eating and exercising like a "real Navy SEAL" this book is just another person making a buck off our hard earned reputation. If you want to know better how we do it read Paleo diet for athletes and visit Gymjones.com or Crossfit.com (although we include much longer endurance with our high intensity interval type training like long swims and runs...) My opinion then and now is this book doesn't teach you anything.
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27 of 38 people found the following review helpful By William B. Dwinnell IV VINE VOICE on January 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a pair of military guidebooks (physical fitness and nutrition) bound as a single book for commercial sale.

Pros:
-Expert authors make this an authoritative source.
-The material is very recent with broad coverage.
-The text is written in plain language.
-The text follows a truly educational format, with much explanation of terms before advice is given.
-Illustrations are clear and used effectively
-Even at full retail price, this book is a steal, and is a much better source than many "celebrity" fitness books.

Cons:
-Material should have been slightly modified for commercial sale. For instance, much of the data, formulas, etc. are specifically for men. Including corresponding material for readers outside the original intended audience would not have been hard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey C. Owens on January 26, 2014
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I bought this book as a guide to get back into shape. I read some of the reviews on this site, of which one said the book was bad, because we did not like the way it was written. This book is a pure military manual, written for military people. It starts out with the very basics. The reason being very military manual has to start with the dumbest recruit and works it way up. Being a veteran this didn't bother mean. I learned from every chapter. If you expect this book to make you a Navy SEAL in two weeks it isn't the book for you. If you want to start at the basics and work your way up over time and learn everything you need on the way, this is the book I would recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ChrisC on March 14, 2012
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This is a very comprehensive reference that was primarily written by health professionals serving in the United States military. No where does it say in the book that the content will help you become a SEAL (or even prepare you for BUDS), but rather serves as a health and nutrition guide for anyone in physically demeaning roles.

To the individuals that have reviewed the book and knocked stars off because you "already knew this stuff", well good for you. I'm extremely fit myself, but I managed to learn more from the $11 I spent on this book than years worth of magazine subscriptions to Men's Health and other fitness books. This isn't a motivating, diet-plan guide, but a science and fact driven manual for all things exercise and nutrition related.

You'll be surprised with the amount of valuable content found inside. It reads more like a medical textbook, but I think that's the point. For those that want to understand, for example, how their food is stored as energy, which muscles are activated during stretching, or how energy is utilized during various activities will find this book to be invaluable, especially considering the low price.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Feltman on August 14, 2009
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This is a great book with a lot of information but I would say that this is more of a textbook and not a workout book. This would be a good book for beginners who have never made a fitness regimen or for people who are looking for more technical information on fitness.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timothy G. Whittemore on June 23, 2009
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Fantastic book! If you're out just looking for the basics of nutrition or looking to be in top notch shape like a Navy Seal this book is for you. This book has zero hype and all facts in a moderately easy to read format. It really set me straight on how different foods effect my energy levels and a very simple explanation of how to loose/gain wieght (a great diagram btw). The fitness portion was very informative and gave great examples of wieght lifting, running, swimming and cross training. All and all I am very happy with this purchase and will continue to reference to it for years to come!
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