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

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


By (author) Ross Tucker, By (author) Jonathan Dugas, With Matt Fitzgerald

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 234mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Pennsylvania
  • ISBN 10: 1605298611
  • ISBN 13: 9781605298610
  • Sales rank: 44,524

Product description

Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running-and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, Science of Sport, has already created a devoted readership, join with esteemed fitness author Matt Fitzgerald to provide a captivating tour of the human body from the runner's perspective. Focusing on how runners at all levels can improve their health and performance, "The Runner's Body" offers in a friendly, accessible tone, the newest, most surprising, and most helpful scientific discoveries about every aspect of the sport - from how best to nourish the runner's body to safe and legal ways to increase oxygen delivery to the muscles. Full of surprising facts, practical sidebars, and graphical elements, "The Runner's Body" is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to become a better and healthier runner.

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Author information

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 Web site. 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.