The Science of Fitness

The Science of Fitness : Power, Performance, and Endurance

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The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance clearly explains the vital connection between diet and exercise in the human body. With this knowledge, you can use the right exercise and nutrition to obtain a higher quality life, prevent disease, and slow the aging process. Authored in a straightforward style and with color images throughout, this book explores the cellular science behind fitness, protein synthesis, and healthy living. With it you will learn the most recent and important discoveries in the relationships between physical fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and weight management. It provides key information on the body's mitochondrial processes and their role in aging, along with well-informed discussions on general nutrition, sports nutrition, exercise physiology, how to enhance athletic performance, and how exercise strengthens the mind. Whether you are interested in how to eat healthy, train for your first (or next) marathon, take your fitness to the next level, find the best super foods, or simply want to improve your vitality through healthy, doable practices, this book will help you on your journey regardless of age or fitness level.
Presents the connection between exercise, nutrition, and physiology in a way that is ideal for both experienced athletes and newcomersProvides the scientific basis for mitochondrial functions and their relationship to fitness, protein synthesis, quality of life, and the aging processSynthesizes the latest research on nutrition, sports nutrition, super foods, and the brain/body connection Co-Authored by legendary cyclist Greg LeMond, who illustrates key points using his own athletic journey
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128010703
  • 9780128010709

About Greg LeMond

Greg LeMond is a legendary and pioneering bicyclist, three-time winner of the Tour de France (1986, 1989, and 1990), three-time World Cycling Champion (1979, 1983 and 1989), author, founder of the LeMond Fitness company, bicycle technology innovator, and fitness expert. Greg LeMond runs his company, LeMond Fitness Inc., and is a leader in the latest training equipment. He works closely with leading sports physiologists (such as Adrie Van Diemen, physiologist for Team Garmin) in the development of power training devices. In addition, he contributes in many cycling periodicals, most recently Cycling News. Dr. Mark Hom is a Johns Hopkins University trained biologist, an award winning medical illustrator, an interventional radiologist applying high technology to the diagnosis and treatment of his patients, an educator of young doctors, and an avid fitness cyclist. Dr. Hom's work explains how the human body, various organ systems, and individual cells function in the biologic process of exercise.
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" The book is well written and incorporates many exercise physiological principles.� The authors highlight the concept of high-intensity interval training (HIIT).Summing Up: Recommended"--CHOICE, The Science of Fitness " long as you want to improve some aspect of your fitness, there will be something in this book that will be practical advice on topics as varied as weight control, brain atrophy, peaking for an event, and age-specific training."--Cycling World "Greg LeMond, America 's original superstar cyclist, is back...and has co-written "The Science of Fitness" with biologist Mark Hom..The book focuses on mitochondria, the tiny motors in each cell that power muscular movement. The topic is close to LeMond's heart..."--Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2015 ".an important new book...the authors show how mitochondrial science is becoming a new branch of medicine that not only explains physical fitness but also the latest theory of aging."-Get Fit Newsletter, February 16, 2015
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Table of contents

Foreword by Charles A. Mohan, Jr., CEO/Executive Director The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 
Preface by Greg LeMond     
Preface by Dr. Mark Hom, M.D.    
1. Becoming a BEAST         
2. The Human Machine     
3. Amazing Mitochondria     
4. Feeding Your Cells     
5. Mitochondrial Supplements   
6. Your Body at Work, Play, and Rest   
7. The Body-Brain Connection    
8. When Things Go Wrong     
9. Slowing the Aging Process    
10. Gauging Fitness     
11. BEAST Fitness Training    
12. The Finish Line.and a Starting Line
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