An absorbing and enlightening inside look at sports
secrets-now in an updated and expanded edition! What makes an
athlete successful? Why do some players excel? In this new,
expanded edition, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along
with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the
science behind everything from the perfect curveball and Phelps''s
kick to gene doping.
There''s great new coverage on the recent doping scandals that
rocked the Tour de France, as well as a new chapter on lacrosse,
and the clear, understandable explanations come from people who
really love their game. You''ll even learn how to bend it like
Beckham-or at least how Beckham did it. This book is for both the
player and the fan, helping athletes become better prepared and
giving enthusiasts a more complete appreciation of the subtle
nuances of competition.