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The perfection point : Sport Science predicts the fastest man, the highest jump, and the limits of athletic performance

Author: John Brenkus
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The host, creator, and executive producer of ESPN's "Sports Science" uses statistics, physics, and physiology to examine the limits of what is possible for a variety of sports, answering questions about the fastest runs and heaviest bench-presses.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brenkus
ISBN: 9780061845451 0061845450
OCLC Number: 762186966
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Finding the limits --
Raw speed: how fast can a human run? --
Pumping iron: the limits of pure strength --
Swimming: how fast can someone swim the 50-meter freestyle? --
Performance-enhancing substances: a digression --
Driving for dough: what's the farthest someone can hit a golf ball? --
Hang time: how high can basketball take the dunk? --
Breathing lessons: what's the longest someone can hold his breath? --
The last slugger: hitting the longest homer --
The marathon and the mile: the limits of the legendary distances --
Epilogue: Are perfection points reachable?
Responsibility: John Brenkus.
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The host, creator, and executive producer of ESPN's "Sports Science" uses statistics, physics, and physiology to examine the limits of what is possible for a variety of sports, answering questions about the fastest runs and heaviest bench-presses.

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