Runner's World, the Runner's Body

Runner's World, the Runner's Body

How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

Book - 2009
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Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running - and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner's perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, The Runner's Body offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport - from how best to nourish the runner's body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, The Runner's Body is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better - and healthier - runner.
Publisher: New York : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2009
ISBN: 9781605298610
Branch Call Number: 796.42 T98r
Characteristics: 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fitzgerald, Matt
Dugas, Jonathan
Alternative Title: Runner's world


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Nov 16, 2010

Fascinating reading, based on research. Lots of studies cited. Interesting section on nutrition, even analysing carbo-loading and fat-loading. (Essentially, you need to do neither if you run less than 1 hr). Also debunks a lot of the 'drink, drink, drink mantra runners have. Again, only if running more than 1 hr (or in a great deal of heat), and you better get the electrolyte/carb concentrations right. This is well worth the read, especially if you can handle a somewhat academic approach. It has lots of detailed physiology, which the anatomy geeks will love, but you will understand the important messages regardless.

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