The Maffetone Method:  The Holistic,  Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness: The Holistic,  Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness by Philip MaffetoneThe Maffetone Method:  The Holistic,  Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness: The Holistic,  Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness by Philip Maffetone

The Maffetone Method: The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness: The Holistic…

byPhilip Maffetone

Paperback | August 12, 1999

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Dr. Maffetone's unique training system for champions proves that the kinder, gentler approach actually works the best. This fitness regimen has worked for champions and non-athletes alike- because it's based on Dr. Philip Maffetone's deep understanding of how the body works.Maffetone has used that knowledge to develop The Maffetone method, his successful low-stress fitness program, which can be tailored to any individual. It means "training slower to go faster," says Mike Pigg, world champion triathlete and Maffetone client. The Maffetone Methodincludes: A ten step program to reduce stress and increase overall fitness; Exercise techniques designed for increased results with decreased pain; The real lowdown on some of those fad diets. In short, this is a fitness regimen for champions that everyone can use to reach their own goals whether it be running a marathon or walking around theblock.
Dr. Philip Maffetone practiced complementary sports medicine and applied kinesiology for over 20 years. His extensive background in biochemistry and exercise physiology has helped him train many world class and professional athletes, and he has helped many others succeed at general fitness and weight-loss. He also has a doctorate degre...
Title:The Maffetone Method: The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness: The Holistic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 12, 1999Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Mark Allen



The Maffetone Method Questionnaire; The Method; Is Your Workout Working?; Too Fat?; Are You Aerobically Deficient?

Part 1: Understanding the Basics

1. Defining Exercise

Health and Fitness; Aerobic and Anaerobic; Muscle Fibers; Go Aerobic; Activity and Exercise; Training and Endurance; Overtraining and Undertraining

2. Exercise and Stress

Stressed Out?; Any of These Sound Familiar?; Effects of Excess Stress; Stages of the Stress Reaction; The General Adaptation Syndrome; Your Stress List; Simple Ways to Avoid Stress; Exercises That Increase Stress; Stress Testing

3. The Structural, Chemical, and Mental Aspects of Exercise

Structural Benefits; Chemical Benefits; Mental Benefits

4. Developing Maximum Aerobic Function

Measuring Fat Burning; Top Reasons for Increased Body Fat; Why Build an Aerobic Base?

5. Developing the Anaerobic System

Anaerobic Training; Sample One-Hour Workouts; Build Your Base; Summary of Anaerobic Benefits

6. Exercise and Heart Rate

Measuring Your Heart Rate; 220 or 180-Formula?; The 180-Formula; Modifying Your Heart Rate

7. The Use of Heart Rate Monitors

The Maximum Aerobic Function Test; Steady Progress; MAF Test and Competition

8. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Stretching

Warming Up; Cooling Down; The Right Rate; Active Warm-Up and Recovery in Competition; Stretching; Even for Golf

9. The Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome

Quantity versus Quality of Life; ADS; Correcting ADS

10. The Overtraining Syndrome

Three Stages of Overtraining; Menstrual Problems and Overtraining; Correction of Overtraining

Part 2: Individualizing Your Program

11. A New Beginning: Starting Your Program

Start Simply; Walking; Children and Exercise; Other Activities; Exercises to Avoid; Starting Out: Exercises to Avoid; Your First Workout

12. Modifying Your Program

Is Your Workout Working?; Goals, Equipment, Aerobic Base; Frustration; Direction and Measurement

13. Rehabilitation: Restoring Your Youth

Quality of Life; Heart Disease; Blood Fats; Hypertension; Blood-Sugar Problems; Osteoporosis; Rehabilitation; Walking in Water

14. Changing with the Seasons

Spring; Summer; Fall; Winter; Dressing for Successful Exercise; SAD

15. Exercise Footwear: Finding the Right Shoe

How Shoes Can Cause Stress; Arch Function; Taping and Other Joint Support; Other Ankle Dysfunction; Proper Shoe Fit; How to Buy Athletic Shoes

16. Anatomy of an Injury

NSAIDs; The Structural Injury; The Chemical Injury; The Mental or Emotional Injury; Mending Your Own Injury; The Correct Therapy

17. The Diaphragm Muscle

The Diaphragm and the Abdominals; Breathing in Step

18. If Einstein Were Your Coach

Bad Timing; Relative Timing

19. Training Schedules for Competition

A Marked Improvement; Less Is More

20. Diet and Nutrition

General Dietary Recommendations; The Top Diet Dos and Don'ts; Carbohydrate Intolerance; The Two-Week Test; The Importance of Snacking to Burn Fat; Follow the Plan; Balancing Dietary Fat; The Good, Bad, and Ugly Fats



From Our Editors

If you're not happy with the way you look and feel, it's time to get in shape! The Maffetone Method, written by a fitness expert Philip Maffetone, is a 10-step program that will reduce your stress level and help you achieve a body that you can feel good about. The goal is to increase results without the pain that often comes with hard training; no matter how out of shape you are, this method can help you achieve your fitness goals!