Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

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by Ross Tucker, Matt Fitzgerald, Jonathan Dugas
     
 

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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,

Overview

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, Runner's World 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605298610
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
759,702
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

ROSS TUCKER, PHD, serves as scientific editor of Runner's World South Africa, a consultant technical expert with Adidas South Africa, and editor of Health 24, South Africa's largest fitness- and health-related Web site. Tucker, a competitive runner himself, lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
JONATHAN DUGAS, PHD, holds a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Chicago. He is the cocreator, with his colleague Ross Tucker, of the popular Science of Sport blog. A qualified USA Cycling coach, he lives in Chicago.
MATT FITZGERALD is a prolific health and fitness journalist. He writes regularly for such national publications as Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Runner's World, and Triathlete. With nine books to his credit, he also creates interactive training programs for runners and triathletes and leads clinics at triathlon and running events throughout the U.S. He lives in Northern California.

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Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative but not very enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this on my nook simple touch, and after a while noticed that, although informative, i can't see a lot of the information, because my simple touch does not show the illustrations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mostly bought it for the plyometric exercises it was supposed to have according to the runner's world website. well there was absolutely no information on what exercises to specificly do. Don't waste your money just browse through it at the bookstore. It keeps saying heel striking is natural, it's annoying take your freakin shoes off and heel strike down the road,see what happens.
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Toby29 More than 1 year ago
It did have some very informative concepts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was so interesting learning how our bodies respond to running and why I feel the way I do before and after I run. I have recommended this book to several people and I plan on giving it as gifts for those special runners in my life.
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Extremely informative and enjoyable for those that enjoy learning the physiology of exercise, particularly as it relates to running.
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