- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781611327854
- ISBN-13: 978-1611327854
- ASIN: 1611327857
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,984,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Endurance Paradox: Bone Health for the Endurance Athlete 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
"The Endurance Paradox is well-researched and provides a wealth of valuable training and dietary information on an important topic which has long been overlooked and misunderstood by the endurance sports market. I highly recommend it to athletes and coaches."
The Endurance Paradox is also a must for all coaches and healthcare professionals who work with endurance athletes.
This is truly an intelligent approach to a subject all endurance athletes should read. The notion of weight lifting to improve bone strength without inducing muscle fatigue and stress is natural, safe, and complimentary. And, it fits well into an overall endurance program."
—Dr. Philip Maffetone, author, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
"As an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who provides care for all levels of athletes who challenge their limits by participating in endurance sports, I have come to understand that many of these athletes underestimate the cumulative forces absorbed by their skeleton on a daily basis. Even fewer athletes know how to train, eat and recover in a way that may lessen their chances of an overuse/overload injury such as a stress fracture. Stress related bone injury need not be an expected outcome in the endurance athlete, and neither does the long-term, under appreciated complication, osteoporosis. The Endurance Paradox is a valuable guide for clinicians, coaches and athletes who strive not only to maximize sports performance but also strive to maximize long term bone health and long term wellness. Thomas Whipple and Robert Eckhardt have teamed up to provide us all with a concise yet complete review of current scientific knowledge as it applies to the bone health, nutrition, training and the rehabilitation of all those who are involved in endurance sports. The authors very effectively bring the laboratory science to life by illustrating the practical application of evidence based strategies used by some of the most accomplished and successful endurance athletes and coaches in the world."
-John R. Deitch, MD, Director of Sports Medicine, Wellspan Health (York, PA)
"The importance of this book appears through the authors’ reference to the words of Dr. George Sheehan who wrote that 'each of us is an experiment of one.' Unfortunately, in the case of bone health the long term consequences of our choices in diet and exercise may be neither desirable nor reversible. Whipple and Eckhardt provide practical advice for athletes and the sports medicine professionals who care so that one outcome of the endurance athlete’s experiments in search of success is optimal bone health. The book is extensively referenced and covers the key issues related to diet, exercise and bone health. The reader learns where the evidence for change lies as well as areas of continuing uncertainty and gains invaluable insight into the Endurance Paradox."
"I am very surprised and impressed by this book because the authors have seen through the fog of the plethora of research in this field and have made sensible, logical and clear recommendations. The book is well researched and offers excellent practical advice."
-Graeme Nuttridge, Physical Therapist, Faculty Member
of the McKenzie Institute and Advanced Practitioner in Sports and Orthopaedics
About the Author
practice at Penn State Sports Medicine is dedicated to the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes with a special interest in stress fractures. He has held university teaching positions and has provided continuing education courses for practicing clinicians across the United States. In collaboration with scientists from The Pennsylvania State University he is pursuing research related to bone physiology in response to different exercise, nutritional, and hormonal states. He is married to Jody where together in central Pennsylvania they are raising their two children, Jacob and Abbey. Robert B Eckhardt, PhD, is Professor of Developmental Genetics and Evolutionary Morphology in the Department of Kinesiology at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is head of the Laboratory for the Comparative Study of Morphology, Mechanics and Molecules. He has been conducting and publishing research for over forty years, specializing in the development and evolution of the human musculoskeletal system. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Australian Research Council, and several private foundations. He has published numerous scientific papers and books, most recently Human Paleobiology (Cambridge University Press, 2000). His laboratory was part of a research team that proved that the origin of bipedal locomotion occurred two million years earlier than previously realized. Dr. Eckhardt was an active recreational runner for several decades before shifting to vigorous daily walking for a more optimum balance between cardiovascular and biomechanical outcomes.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Showing 1-4 of 4 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
My only quibble with the book is there is little diet guidance for the many endurance athletes who wish to shed some pounds. The book focuses on the negative aspects of catabolic (as opposed to anabolic) behavior — consuming too little calories, protein, nutrients, etc. — on bone health. Because many people participate in endurance sports to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or diet down for peak competition, it would have been useful to have more information for ways to most safely shed pounds while minimizing risk to bone health.
Role of intervals, nutrition and hormonal balance. I think this book will help to safe health (and increase perfomance) to many athletes