Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery

Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, electrical muscle stimulators, foam rollers, and sleep trackers. In good to go, acclaimed fivethirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world.

She investigates whether drinking gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, float tanks, from NFL star Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles’ pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s “cupping” ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, and infrared saunas.

At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance? A new york times sports and fitness Bestseller An eye-opening exploration of how the human body can best recover and adapt to sports and fitness training.

In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword.

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

The new york times bestseller • foreword by malcolm gladwelllimits are an illusion: discover the revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all. A voyage to the outer reaches of human capacity. David epstein, author of Range"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits.

Adam grant the capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. Endurance, hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body.

. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it’s not “all in your head. For each of the physical limits that hutchinson explores—pain, oxygen, heat, thirst, muscle, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.

The longtime “sweat science” columnist for outside and runner’s world, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book.

The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life

Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. I feel like this book was written for me. New york city marathon champion, Four-Time Olympian, and New York Times bestselling author. The coauthors of the bestselling peak performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword.

Brad stulberg and steve magness once again team up, sustainably harness its power, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, and avoid its dangers. I had to resist underlining every sentence. Shalane Flanagan. Should we throw everything to the wind and follow our passions? Or should we strive for balance and let our passions cool? This book offers the surprising, nuanced, and research-backed answer.

Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of When and Drive. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse,  suffering, leading to endless seeking, and burnout. And that's not always a bad thing. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance.

Serious Training for Endurance Athletes 2nd

Serious training for endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, execute, schedule, coaches, and monitor training programs for top results. Rob sleamaker joins with ray browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly popular earlier edition.

Plus, cycling, rowing, mountain biking, swimming, the book features the latest training advice for running, cross-country skiing, duathlons, cross training, and triathlons. Authors: Rob Sleamaker. Published: 8-12-1996. Shk01281. You'll learn to:- set up and manage your personalized training schedule;- use the s-e-r-i-o-U-S system of training—Speed, Endurance, Overdistance, Up-hill Intervals, Intervals, Race-pace, Strength;- add variety to your workouts;- develop a winning nutritional program;- prepare mentally for races; and - stay motivated to train and win.

The authors share their expertise in a fun and informative way, drawing from their own experiences as champions. Serious training for endurance Athletes is your guide to high-level fitness and performance.

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

An electrifying look inside the wild world of extreme distance running. Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport―with races that extend into hundreds of miles, or a symptom of a modern illness?In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, often in extreme environments―an antidote to modern life, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes.

Shk01281. Authors: Rob Sleamaker. Published: 8-12-1996.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

The #1 new york times bestseller that has all america talking: as seen/heard on Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, Rich Roll, The Bill Simmons Podcast, and more. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. Shk01281. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers.

Shortlisted for the financial times/mckinsey Business Book of the Year Award    “The most important business—and parenting—book of the year. Forbes “Urgent and important. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.

. Pink   “so much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education. Susan cain, bestselling author of quiet    “as David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated… a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts.

Wall street journal plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, focus intensely, or lead their field should start early, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see.

Failing a test is the best way to learn. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.

Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports

Bubbs expertly brings together the worlds of health, nutrition, and exercise and synthesizes the salient science into actionable guidance. Bubbs’s performance protocol is for the elite athlete, or “making weight” for competition rethinking nutrition specifically for team sports Learning how elite endurance athletes fuel, burning fat, or practitioner who wants to expand their potential by: Connecting the importance of sleep, nutritionist, active individual, strength coach, digestion, and blood glucose control metrics Creating personalized deep nutrition strategies for building muscle, the athlete microbiome, including training techniques to boost performance Applying the new science of recovery that enhances performance Emphasizing the tremendous role of emotional intelligence and mindset in overcoming roadblocks and achieving athletic success the next frontier in performance Analyzing the qualities of elite leaders and how to develop them authentically Dr.

Shk01281. Regardless if you’re trying to improve your physique, propel your endurance, or improve your team’s record, looking at performance through this lens is absolutely critical for lasting success. Dr. When combined with the noise of social media, old-school traditions, and bro-science, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction.

Published: 8-12-1996. Peak is a groundbreaking book exploring the fundamentals of high performance not the fads, the importance of consistency not extreme effort, and the value of patience not rapid transformation.

Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step

Ryan hall is an olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon 59:43. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. Shk01281. He was hooked. Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. These two truths launched ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level.

Along the way, ryan learned how to focus on his purpose and say no to distractions, to select and strive for the right goals--goals for the heart as well as the body. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. Authors: Rob Sleamaker.

With god's guidance and millions of miles pounded out on the track, and ultimately, enduring immense pain, building resilience, Ryan discovered secrets to dealing with defeat and disappointment, running as if you've already won. Now a coach, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, and nonprofit partner, speaker, and cultivate a positive mindset.

Journey with ryan as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and discover for yourself the power of a life devoted to your God-given purpose. But as a kid, Ryan hated running. Published: 8-12-1996.

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

Published: 8-12-1996. The debate is as old as physical competition. Shk01281. Nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

Authors: Rob Sleamaker. Are stars like usain bolt, michael phelps, 000-hour rule, and serena williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?  In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs.

. The new york times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – from the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The sports gene inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.

Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Bear gryllshow high or far or fast can humans go and what about individual potential: what defines a persons limits From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, were fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits. In endure Alex Hutchinson, Ph.

D. Reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. Authors: Rob Sleamaker. He presents an overview of sciences search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology. The sports gene inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.

Shk01281. Published: 8-12-1996. Going beyond the traditional mechanical view of human limits, or cold, he instead argues that a key element in endurance is how the brain responds to distress signalswhether heat, or muscles screaming with lactic acidand reveals that we can train to improve brain response.

An elite distance runner himself, hutchinson takes us to the forefront of the new sports psychology brain electrode jolts, computer-based training, subliminal messaging and presents startling new discoveries enhancing the performance of athletes today, showing us how anyone can utilize these tactics to bolster their own performance and get the most out of their bodies.

This book is amazing! malcolm gladwellif you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinsons Endure.

26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

He shows runners of all levels how to apply the lessons he's learned to their own running and lives. In 26 marathons, along every hill, bend,  meb takes readers on those legendary races, and unexpected turn of events that made each marathon an exceptional learning experience, and a fascinating story.

26 marathons offers the wisdom meb has gleaned about life, family, training, and faith in addition to tips about running, identity, and nutrition. Shk01281. It’s pure gold!”—shalane flanagan,  2017 TCS NYC Marathon Champion Authors: Rob Sleamaker. New york times bestseller • a world-class runner and four-time Olympian shares the life lessons he’s learned from each of the twenty-six marathons he’s run in his storied career.

An athlete whose wisdom and lessons aren’t just for runners. The washington postwhen meb keflezighi—the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal—ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career.

Meb's last marathon was also his twenty-sixth, rewards, and each of those marathons has come with its own unique challenges, and outcomes. His advice on training, overcoming injuries, and adversity is for everyone. Equal parts inspiration and practical advice,  26 Marathons provides an inside look at the life and success of one of the greatest runners living today.