Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Workout myths, Training truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from theScience of Exercise by Alex Hutchinson

Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Workout myths, Training truths, and Other Surprising…

byAlex Hutchinson

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2011

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There’s plenty of conventional wisdom on health and fitness – but how much of it is scientifically sound? The truth is: less than you’d think.

In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?, physicist and award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson tackles dozens of commonly held beliefs and looks at just what research science has – and has not – proven to be true:
 
Should I exercise when I’m sick? · Do I get the same workout from the elliptical machine that I get from running? · What role does my brain play in fatigue? · Will running ruin my knees? · To lose weight, is it better to eat less or exercise more? · How should I adapt my workout routine as I get older? · Does it matter what I’m thinking about when I train? · Will drinking coffee help or hinder my performance? · Should I have sex the night before a competition?
 
This myth-busting book covers the full spectrum of exercise science and offers the latest in research from around the globe, as well as helpful diagrams and plenty of practical tips on using proven science to improve fitness, reach weight loss goals, and achieve better competition results.

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Title:Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Workout myths, Training truths, and Other Surprising…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771039824

ISBN - 13:9780771039829

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for Fitness Geeks & Newbies alike While the 4 Hour Body sells a million copies a day, this gem of a book goes almost unnoticed on the book shelves. And that's too bad The author scours the scientific literature to separate fitness/exercise FACT from MYTH. It's a great read for fitness geeks and newbies alike - not too "sciencey" for fitness newcomers and challenging enough for big fitness geeks like myself.
Date published: 2011-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An indispensable fitness reference Whether you are just beginning to incorporate exercise into your life or you are a dedicated exercise nut, this book offers answers to the myriad of questions that have likely crossed your mind before, during, and after exercising. You can read the table of contents here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/55912015/Cardio-or-Weights-table-of-contents (Tell me you haven't asked yourself some of those very questions!) Hutchinson has really done his research, pulling together and distilling the latest and best studies into one concise, entertaining volume. The book is essentially a reference that doesn't require cover-to-cover reading, but you'll find yourself doing just that because of Hutchinson's engaging writing style. Well placed anecdotes and humourous observations liven up what potentially could have been pretty dry reading. While a lot of the information is useful in a purely practical way, you might be surprised by how much this book can motivate you to get moving! Not only does the book make a compelling case for the benefits of exercise, it also dispels some of the doubts (or excuses!) that may have been holding you back from either exercising at all or from getting more out of your workouts.
Date published: 2011-06-08