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ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life Paperback – Illustrated, July 5, 2016
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“Dr. Sims has taken her years of experience as an endurance athlete and scientist to create the ultimate guide to nutrition and performance for female athletes. No matter what your sport of choice is, ROAR is a book that no athlete should be without.”—Shaluinn Fullove, two-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
"Having completed over 56 Ironmans, I can say with certainty learning how your body reacts to high endurance training and racing never stops. It’s discouraging to prepare for a race and have it derailed, not because you didn't do the work, but because your body didn't respond on that particular day. Dr. Sims will show you how you can take the steps to toe the start line with the best chance of delivering your maximum potential!”—Meredith B. Kessler, professional triathlete
"Dr. Sims helped me recover from hip surgery to win a World Championship bronze medal. Her personalized approach to training, recovery and nutrition can unlock an athlete's potential to achieve next level goals. Now all active women have access to the same groundbreaking information that made a significant impact on my career."—Lea Davison, Professional mountain bike racer and Olympian
"An enlightening guide [for women] to fueling and strengthening themselves for peak fitness. . . . This book is a must for female athletes."—Publishers Weekly
“Dr. Sims has helped me manage the physical and mental stress that comes with my intense level of cycling. ROAR will help every athlete understand what is happening to her body and what the best nutritional strategy is to perform at her very best.”—Evie Stevens, Olympian, professional road cyclist, and current women’s UCI Hour record holder
About the Author
Selene Yeager is a professional health and fitness writer, certified personal trainer, USA cycling certified coach, professional mountain bike racer, and all-American Ironman triathlete. She has authored, coauthored, or contributed to dozens of books and national publications. A 2007 national magazine award nominee for excellence in service journalism, she lives in Emmaus, PA.
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1623366860
- ISBN-13 : 978-1623366865
- Product Dimensions : 7.51 x 0.78 x 9.1 inches
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Publisher : Rodale Books; 1st edition (July 5, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Having said that--I loved the specific ideas on hydration, on electrolytes, on junking paleo and other extreme diets. I loved the info on diet and hydration before,during and after an event (I'll call an 'event' any day when I'm out doing serious climbing). I've wondered why I don't recover after climbing, or what I can do to make it to the very top of a challenge, and not wear out just shy of a goal. I can patch together her suggestions to work for me. Hey Stacy, how about another book!
After reading her book, I understand how my past choices have actually been derailing my efforts, why I feel great some days and crappy other days, despite fueling and exercising the same way, and why my system isn't responding the same way it used to. Awesome information! A must-read for any female athlete, whether you're competitive or just doing it to get/stay in shape and have fun working out!
Update: I had a skin-fold test done when I got the book, and again after 6 weeks, and I've lost 4.5 pounds of body fat and an inch and a half in my waist, while increasing my strength and stamina. I'm starting to see more muscle definition in my arms, legs, and abs; I've increased weight on most of my lifts, anywhere from 5-20 pounds; and I get through my workouts easier and with more energy. Still loving this!
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I’ve questioned her on this and I’ve noticed others asking similar questions about different claims, but she ignores these questions and only responds to complimentary comments.
She has more recently started responding to these comments by saying the book is a few years old and that we should pay for her course instead. If the book is out of date, then surely she needs to stop promoting and selling it since the out of date advice could impact our health?
Secondly, unless you’re an athlete, you won’t find this book very useful as the advice tends to be very specific to high endurance athletes who require a lot of energy. I especially wouldn’t recommend this if you’re looking to lose weight.
There is some good and interesting advice in there and it’s useful for any woman looking to understand her own body, which I wish was common knowledge. I very much appreciate her experience and I admire the fact that she has chosen to focus on women’s research when it has been neglected due to women being considered an ‘anomaly’.
Overall, I find it difficult to recommend the book as I feel that the author isn’t confident in some of the claims, however it is an interesting read if you’re looking for some basic information. If you do buy the book, take everything with a pinch of salt, do some extra research, and do consider whether the advice is right for your goals and lifestyle.