Ultimate Training: Gary's Null's Complete Guide to Eating Right, Exercising, and Living Longer
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Ultimate Training: Gary's Null's Complete Guide to Eating Right, Exercising, and Living Longer

by Gary Null, Howard Robins
     
 

Many training programs increase performance by sacrificing personal health, ignoring the body's important physical and mental needs, and, finally, leading to injury. Ultimate Training shows how to heighten physical stamina while increasing the well-being of the whole body. Null's comprehensive regimen offers specific advice about physiology, nutrition, and

Overview

Many training programs increase performance by sacrificing personal health, ignoring the body's important physical and mental needs, and, finally, leading to injury. Ultimate Training shows how to heighten physical stamina while increasing the well-being of the whole body. Null's comprehensive regimen offers specific advice about physiology, nutrition, and how to avoid injuries. It is also designed to integrate emotional, spiritual, and intellectual energy with the tough physical demands of long-distance running and race walking.

This book includes:

* Information on how to develop a holistic workout, regardless of age or physical condition
* A 28-Day Running Plan that can be incorporated into any busy schedule
* A detailed list of common running injuries, plus stretches and exercises to prevent them
* Key steps to improving the immune system
* An extensive nutritional guide

The founder of the Natural Living, Walking, and Running Club, Gary Null has developed a holistic running regimen that has been used by over ten thousand runners, including Olympians and triathletes. This is the first book on his increasingly popular training philosophy and it is geared toward a general audience.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The preface says it all: ``What?! Another book on walking and running? Haven't we seen a glut of those in the last five years?'' Yes, a thousand times yes, and this particular gift to the walking/running literature must rank as one of the sorrier contestants in the overcrowded pack. The book purports to ``take a holistic approach'' to walking and running ``that encompasses our physical, mental and spiritual dimensions.'' Instead, most of its 200-plus pages are studded with profundities such as these: ``If you run first thing in the morning, do not eat until after you finish your workout.'' (Presumably for runners tempted to down Egg McMuffins in mid-stride.) Or, ``Remember that the primary purpose of food is to supply energy.'' And, ``If your socks become thin or worn out, they may create blisters or fail to help absorb the shock.'' Moreover, ``All runners need shoes with the proper width and sufficient toe room to prevent rubbing and other irritations.'' Unfortunately for runners who pick up Null's Ultimate , some irritation from the obvious is all but certain. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312087968
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Null has a Ph.D. in nutrition and public-health science and hosts the nationally syndicated "The Gary Null Show." He has set numerous indoor and outdoor track records and is a top-ranked athlete, winning an average of fifteen to twenty races each year in his age group. He lives in New York City.

Howard Robins is a doctor of podiatry who serves as Director of Sports Medicine for the Natural Living, Walking, and Running Club. He lives and practices in New York.

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