Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise

Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise

by Alex Hutchinson
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Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise by Alex Hutchinson

In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Alex Hutchinson, a physicist, award-winning journalist, and contributing editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, reveals the little-known and often surprising truths that science has uncovered about exercise. A book that ranges from cardio and weights to competition and weight loss, here are fascinating facts and practical tips for fitness buffs, competitive athletes, and popular science fans alike.

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ISBN-13: 9780062092083
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 413,932
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Alex Hutchinson is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, senior editor at Canadian Running magazine, and columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail. He holds a master's in journalism from Columbia and a Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge, and he did his post-doctoral research with the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Which Comes First--Cardio or Weights? 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Gigs More than 1 year ago
The entire time I was reading this I would recite facts to anyone who was sitting by me. Its a fascinating read and addresses the many myth's we all know as fitness enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since starting Mark Verstegen's Core Performance program a year ago, I've developed a serious interest in exercise. I stumbled across one of Alex Hutchinson's helpful (and recommended) blogs: Sweat Science. That's where I heard about this book. Mr. Hutchinson uses a Q & A format to address over a hundred debatable issues facing people who exercise regularly. The questions are independent although grouped according to subject matter, such as "Nutrition and Hydration." This is great for those who have time only for snippets of reading (bathroom reading, for example). High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a particular interest of mine lately. I see it as way to replace five hours a week of traditional cardio (aerobic) training with just one hour. The author gives a nice description of HIIT and succinctly and accurately summarizes the science in support of it, along with the risks. Mr. Hutchinson typically answers controversial questions with the best available evidence from current scientific research. Rarely, he has to depend simply on expert concensus, which is less reliable. I envision a new edition every five years or so. The book is easy to read. The style is congenial and witty. Contrary to a recent publishing trend, the font size is reasonably large. The audience for this is folks who have made a commitment to make regular physical activity part of their lifestyle. Trust me, I'm a doctor: the guys at the gym and Internet sources are quite often wrong on these issues. If you refuse to do more than just stroll in the neighborhood for 30 minutes a day, you don't need the book. But I urge you to consider challenging yourself to do more. --Steve Parker, M.D., author of "The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer (2nd Edition)"
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