The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance

Academic Press

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  • Publish Date: 2014-11-25
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Greg LeMond;Mark Hom

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The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance provides a scientific explanation as to how exercise and nutrition enable people to live a higher quality life, with a focus on mitochondrial cell energy as the center of athletic performance, physical fitness, disease prevention, and aging. This approach bridges the gap between cellular biology and exercise fitness. The Science of Fitness gives competitive and elite athletes an edge in achieving optimal performance, while also helping recreational athletes who want to improve fitness. It is of great benefit to all who want to improve overall health and vitality. By learning the science of fitness, you will understand why training makes your body more energized and powerful.

  • A presentation of human physiology at the organ and cellular levels to explain why fitness is a biologic process. Fitness is built one cell at a time.
  • Mitochondria are the basis of fitness training. They generate human energy, increase with exercise, and diminish with inactivity.
  • A detailed explanation of exactly how frequent and strenuous exercise improves fitness, builds muscle, burns fat, maintains health, and slows the aging process.
  • Nutrition and hydration explained at the cellular level, super foods that are great for you, and unhealthy foods you should avoid.
  • How exercise strengthens the mind.
  • A case study of Greg LeMond: being the fittest athlete of his era, what it takes to win the Tour de France, how to train like a champion, to being diagnosed with an acquired mitochondrial myopathy.
  • A condensation of the current knowledge in exercise physiology, yet easy to read, and backed by over 240 scientific literature references. What the modern athlete needs to know.

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