Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

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ISBN-13: 9781605298610
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 822,322
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ROSS TUCKER, PHD, serves as scientific editor of Runner's World South Africa, a consultant technical expert with Adidas South Africa, and editor of Health 24, South Africa's largest fitness- and health-related website. Tucker, a competitive runner himself, lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

JONATHAN DUGAS, PHD,
holds a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Chicago. He is the cocreator, with his colleague Ross Tucker, of the popular Science of Sport blog. A qualified USA Cycling coach, he lives in Chicago.

MATT FITZGERALD
is a prolific health and fitness journalist. He writes regularly for such national publications as Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Runner's World, and Triathlete. With nine books to his credit, he also creates interactive training programs for runners and triathletes and leads clinics at triathlon and running events throughout the U.S. He lives in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 1 Meat Machines 11

Chapter 2 The Morning-After Problem 28

Chapter 3 Big Impact 43

Chapter 4 Weak in the Knees 54

Part 2 The Cardiorespiratory System

Chapter 5 More Mileage per Milliliter 78

Chapter 6 Blood, Sweat, and Gatorade 95

Chapter 7 The Mysterious Muscle Cramp 112

Part 3 The Metabolic System

Chapter 8 Maximum Fuel Economy 132

Chapter 9 All You Can Eat 152

Chapter 10 Leaner, Lighter, Faster 166

Part 4 The Central Nervous System

Chapter 11 Mind Matter over Body Matter 185

Chapter 12 It's All about Style 199

Chapter 13 The Joy of Running 216

Part 5 The Immune System

Chapter 14 Radicals and Inflamers 232

Chapter 15 Outrunning Illness 246

Chapter 16 In the Long Run 256

Index 269

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Runner's World The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative but not very enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this on my nook simple touch, and after a while noticed that, although informative, i can't see a lot of the information, because my simple touch does not show the illustrations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mostly bought it for the plyometric exercises it was supposed to have according to the runner's world website. well there was absolutely no information on what exercises to specificly do. Don't waste your money just browse through it at the bookstore. It keeps saying heel striking is natural, it's annoying take your freakin shoes off and heel strike down the road,see what happens.
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Toby29 More than 1 year ago
It did have some very informative concepts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was so interesting learning how our bodies respond to running and why I feel the way I do before and after I run. I have recommended this book to several people and I plan on giving it as gifts for those special runners in my life.
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Extremely informative and enjoyable for those that enjoy learning the physiology of exercise, particularly as it relates to running.
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