Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age

Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age

by Jeff Bercovici


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544809987
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 107,022
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JEFF BERCOVICI is a journalist, sports fan, and athlete, very much in that order. He is currently the San Francisco bureau chief for Inc., covering tech and entrepreneurship, and a former senior editor and writer at Forbes, where he reported from the Green Bay Packers’ training camp. He has also written for Playboy, GQ, Details, Glamour, and the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Racing Against Time 1

The Physiology of the Aging Athlete

2 Fresh Is the New Fit 24

A Better Way to Think About Conditioning

3 Wrestling with Giants 51

The Surprising Benefits of Cross-Training

4 Trick the Mind, Train the Body 67

How Technology Makes Workouts Smarter

5 Ferraris and Toyotas 88

The Science of Efficient, Injury-Free Movement

6 The Destiny in Your Cells 114

What Genes Have to Say About Finishing Strong

7 Consistency Is a Talent 128

The Psychology of Athletes Who Get Better with Age

8 Slow Is Fast 152

Strategy, Complexity, and the Advantages of Experience

9 Careful What You Swallow 173

The Fads and the Facts of Career-Extending Nutrition

10 The Workout After the Workout 199

Why Older Athletes Are Behind, the Recovery Revolution

11 Repair, Replace, Rejuvenate 213

Sports Surgery and the Outer Limits of Human Longevity

Epilogue 236

Acknowledgments 243

A Note On Sources 247

Index 249

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