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There's plenty of conventional wisdom on health and fitness—but how much of it is scientifically sound? The truth is: less than you'd think.
In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?, physicist and award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson tackles dozens of commonly held beliefs and looks at just what research science has—and has not—proven to be true:
Should I exercise when I'm sick? • Do I get the same workout from the elliptical machine that I get from running? • What role does my brain play in fatigue? • Will running ruin my knees? • To lose weight, is it better to eat less or exercise more? • How should I adapt my workout routine as I get older? • Does it matter what I'm thinking about when I train? • Will drinking coffee help or hinder my performance? • Should I have sex the night before a competition?
This myth-busting book covers the full spectrum of exercise science and offers the latest in research from around the globe, as well as helpful diagrams and plenty of practical tips on using proven science to improve fitness, reach weight loss goals, and achieve better competition results.
One of the most interesting books for a fitness novice, intermediate, or enthusiast. Each article can be read in a few minutes. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Tony Hill Centerville OH
Very down to earth, fact and science based text. This book tries to sell you nothing, it simply delivers the information needed for enlightened decision-making in your exercise... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Atli Steinn Guđmundsson
I'm really enjoying the read and sharing the wisdom - makes for some interesting delates.Published 1 month ago by Meghann Stewart
Very solid book. Those familiar with exercise science might find it a bit thin, but coming from a perspective well versed in Ex Science, I can attest to the fact that Hutchinson... Read morePublished 1 month ago by scherbs
I enjoyed this book and felt it was well researched and full of useful information. Especially liked the fact that it did not give merit to a lot of the quick fix diet and exercise... Read morePublished 2 months ago by elisab
Very interesting and well researched. Debunks many myths. Good read for anybody interested in fitness and how and why it works.Published 5 months ago by Merete Christensen
Instead of focusing on a specific view, this book shows you different opinions and research topics. But it does not create any confusion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by smnray
Exactly my kind of format: concise and backed by research. So much information but so little filler. Great for coaches and athletesPublished 5 months ago by scotalan
I bought this book for my husband, who is kind of a fitness freak and thinks he knows everything there is to know about working out and nutrition. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer