Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

by Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness



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ISBN-13: 9781623367930
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 62,058
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brad Stulberg writes about health and the science of human performance. He is a columnist with Outside Magazine and New York Magazine and has also written for Forbes, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Runner's World, and The Huffington Post. Brad is widely known for his ability to merge the latest science with compelling personal stories, offering readers practical insights that they can apply in their own lives. Previously, Brad worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, where he counseled some of the world's top executives on a broad range of issues. He is an avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast. Brad lives in Northern California with his wife, Caitlin, and their two cats.

Steve Magness is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world, having coached numerous athletes to top 15 at the World Championships and Olympic Games. He currently coaches at the University of Houston. Known widely for his integration of science and practice, Magness has been on the forefront of innovation in sport. He serves as an adjunct professor of Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary's University and has been a featured expert in Runner's World, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and ESPN The Magazine. In addition, his first book, The Science of Running, was published in 2014. In his own running, Magness ran a 4:01 mile in High School. He lives in Houston, TX.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Is Healthy, Sustainable Peak Performance Possible? 1

Introduction: Great Expectations 9

Section 1 The Growth Equation

1 The Secret to Sustainable Success 27

2 Rethinking Stress 41

3 Stress Yourself 53

4 The Paradox of Rest 75

5 Rest Like the Best 95

Section 2 Priming

6 Optimize Your Routine 123

7 Minimalist to Be a Maximalist 139

Section 3 Purpose

8 Transcend Your"self" 157

9 Develop Your Purpose 181

Conclusion 191

Bibliography and Source Notes 203

Acknowledgments 217

About the Authors 221

Index 223

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