The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Philip Maffetone

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Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this commonsense, big-picture approach.

In addition, Dr. Maffetone dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports—and which adversely impact performance—and explains the “truths” about endurance, such as: The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance And more. If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.
 

About Philip Maffetone

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Dr. Philip Maffetone is an internationally recognized researcher,educator, clinician, and author in the field of nutrition,exercise and sports medicine, stress management, and biofeedback.He was named "Coach of the Year" by Triathlete Magazine andhonored by Inside Triathlon magazine as one of the top twentymost influential people in endurance sports worldwide. He is theauthor of more than a dozen books on sports, fitness, and health. Mark Allen is six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon.
 
Published September 22, 2010 by Skyhorse Publishing. 528 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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