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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.
I read this book in a day as it's very well written and easy to read. It's also a great reference book. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Brad Feilmeier
Evidence-based answers to critical questions about fitness. Very likely you will discover something you didn't know, and something you thought you knew that turns out to be a myth.Published 26 days ago by Ron Hayden
This read was as informtive as it was interesting. As a personal trainer, it will be nice to share some of this information with my clients.Published 27 days ago by Daniel Clark
Nowadays everybody is an expert about diets and excercie. Everyboy knows the real good training you should do and what you should eat. But people talk without knowing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Juan Sebastian Duque
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 months 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 5 months ago by Atli Steinn Guðmundsson
I'm really enjoying the read and sharing the wisdom - makes for some interesting delates.Published 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months ago by elisab