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

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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 ...

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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.

A respected health expert and author of over 40 books applies his visionary philosophy of holism to long-distance running, in a guide which shows how to heighten running ability while increasing the well-being of the whole body. Includes a 28-day running plan that can be incorporated into a busy schedule, a detailed list of common running injuries, an extensive nutritional guide, and more.

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312087968
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,241,459
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Null

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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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A True Fable
Ch. 1 What Is Holism? 3
Ch. 2 Benefits of Running 7
Ch. 3 Running and Your Heart Rate 8
Ch. 4 Injury-Free Running 11
Ch. 5 Muscles 13
Ch. 6 Tendons 19
Ch. 7 Ligaments 21
Ch. 8 General Prevention and Treatment of Muscle, Tendon, and Ligament Injuries 23
Ch. 9 Bones and Skeletons 25
Ch. 10 Skin 32
Ch. 11 Genito-Urinary System 36
Ch. 12 Respiratory System 38
Ch. 13 Circulatory System 40
Ch. 14 Gastrointestinal System 45
Ch. 15 Endocrine System 46
Ch. 16 Hyperthermia 46
Ch. 17 Hypothermia 51
Ch. 18 The Holistic Workout 54
Ch. 19 A 28-Day Plan for Runners 66
Ch. 20 Healers and Therapies 73
Ch. 21 Nutrition for Runners 81
Ch. 22 Equipment 86
Ch. 23 The Marathon 88
Ch. 24 Types of Exercise 97
Ch. 25 Forms of Training 100
Ch. 26 Alternative Exercise for Runners 103
Ch. 27 Exercise and Weight Management 111
Ch. 28 A Focus on the Basics 119
Ch. 29 Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination 123
Ch. 30 Carbohydrates 130
Ch. 31 Fat 141
Ch. 32 Proteins 145
Ch. 33 Vitamins 153
Ch. 34 Minerals 163
Ch. 35 The Body's Use of Fuel 170
Ch. 36 Supplements for Marathon Runners 172
Ch. 37 Food Allergies 184
Ch. 38 What About Sugar? 189
Ch. 39 What About Fiber? 193
Ch. 40 A Physician's Clinical Perspective 197
Appendix A: How to Make the Natural Healing Oil 211
Appendix B: How to Make the Herbal Soak for Fungus Nails 213
Appendix C: Logbook Work Sheet 214
Index 215
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