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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.
Great book to read. It is full of interesting surprises for us tried and true old believers.Published 14 days ago by James R. Paster
Best book about fitness ever. Clever, clear, understandable, and not into any fitness myths. Not for those who like to believe in things.Published 1 month ago by Anna B.
I found this book really well written and chock full of great and useful information.Published 3 months ago by uawildcatgrl
Excellent book. A very informative science-based exposition of what is known about exercise and health. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Electrogas
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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months ago by Juan Sebastian Duque