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The big book of endurance training and racing

Author: Philip Maffetone; Mark Allen
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to building endurance and the importance of diet and nutrition as well as self-care and injury prevention for athletes seeking to stay healthy and be injury free.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Maffetone; Mark Allen
ISBN: 9781616080655 1616080655
OCLC Number: 601093903
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 516 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: section I. Building your endurance foundation --
1. What is endurance? --
2. Training your brain, muscles, and metabolism --
3. Developing maximum aerobic function: how to get "heart smart" when building your endurance foundation --
4. The maximum aerobic function (MAF) test: getting the most from your body in training and racing --
5. Warming up and cooling down: the two key critical elements of every workout --
6. Other aerobic and anaerobic training methods --
7. Training stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly --
8. The overtraining syndrome --
9. Personalize your training: less often means success --
10. Competition: getting ready for race day --
11. Training at altitude: outdoor and indoor benefits. section II. Diet and nutrition --
12. Diet, nutrition, and energy: an introduction --
13. The gut: intestinal digestion and absorption of nutrients --
14. Carbohydrates and taking the two-week test --
15. The power of protein: going way beyond building muscles --
16. Dietary fats: optimal health and recovery, and avoiding injuries --
17. Water and electrolytes: critical ingredients for endurance --
18. Eating and drinking your way to better endurance: the role of ergogenics --
19. Phytonutrients and going organic: eat your vegetables and fruits! --
20. Dietary supplements: beware of what you put in your body! --
21. Taking good care of your liver and kidneys: detox and pH balance --
22. The training table: healthy recipes, shopping guidelines, and cooking tips. section III. The importance of self-care and injury prevention --
23. Anatomy of an injury: physical, chemical, and mental --
24. Rehabilitating and self-assessing your physical injury --
25. Muscle balance and imbalance --
26. The pain game and how to control it --
27. Fit but unhealthy: why death is the ultimate injury and measures to prove it --
28. Building a better athletic brain --
29. Burning off body fat and other weighty issues --
30. Feet first: Understanding the body's structural foundation --
31. Fixing your feet starts with right shoes --
32. The sun: vitamin D and athletic performance --
33. Measuring your fitness and health --
34. Finding a health-care professional.
Other Titles: Endurance training and racing
Responsibility: Philip Maffetone ; foreword by Mark Allen.

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