Winning Matters at work, at home, and at play, and restoring the high-performance lifestyle you used to enjoy is the key to unleashing the champion within. Drawing on his work coaching seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and his own journey back from being overweight, overcommitted, and out of shape, world-renowned coach and entrepreneur Chris Carmichael shows you how to get back on top of your game, personally and professionally, and how to stay there for the rest of your life.
Central to Chris's proven program (see page 106 for real-life results) is the idea that optimal performance is attainable only by balancing five essential aspects of a winning life: nutrition, fitness, career, relationships, and health. More than a diet and workout program, 5 Essentials for a Winning Life includes: Effective ways to drop pounds and keep them off, Comprehensive schedules of lifesaving medical tests, Realistic and proven guidance for balancing your career, relationships, health, fitness, and nutrition goals, Simple, clearly explained exercises that can be completed anywhere, More than 60 fast and easy heart-healthy recipes.
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About the Author
CHRIS CARMICHAEL, Lance Armstrong's longtime coach and founder of the Carmichael Training Systems, was named the US Olympic Committee's Coach of the Year in 1999. He has presented his "Train Right" methods on NBC Nightly News, CNN, 60 Minutes, The Discovery Channel, ABC's World News Tonight, and other venues. Coauthor of The Lance Armstrong Performance Program and author of the New York Times bestseller Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness: Eat Right to Train Right, Carmichael lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jim Rutberg has been working closely with Chris Carmichael for more than 7 years, starting as an athlete and then progressing to a pro coach and Director of Publishing for Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. Rutberg and Carmichael have written innumerable articles and four other books together, including The Ultimate Ride and the national bestseller Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness. Jim lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Leslie, and their son.
Table of Contents
How the 5 Essentials Saved My Life xiii
The Carmichael Performance Program
5 Essentials for Having It All 3
Boost Your Fitness 15
Master Your Nutrition 33
Jump-Start Your Career 55
Fortify Your Relationships 73
Supercharge Your Health 83
Workouts, Meal Plans, and Recipes
The 5 Essentials Challenge Team Story 106
Getting Started 111
Getting Started: Fitness Program 112
Getting Started: Nutrition Program 120
The Next Step
Staying on Top of Your Game 259