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Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Hutchinson, Alex
ISBN: 006200753X     ISBN-13: 9780062007537
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2011
Annotation: Drawn from the latest research, and accompanied by diagrams and practical tips, an award-winning journalist and physicist explores 150 commonly held beliefs about fitness routines, weight management and more, revealing what research science has--and has not--proven to be true. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Physical fitness.
BISAC Categories:
- Health & Fitness | Exercise
- Health & Fitness | Healthy Living
Dewey: 613.7
LCCN: 2010053598
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (0.95 lbs) 317 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

This wide-ranging book covers far more than its title promises. Beyond the cardio/weight debate, Hutchinson covers fitness gear, physiology, flexibility, aging, injury, weight management, and the mental aspects of exercise in this question-and-answer-style offering. Hutchinson, editor at Popular Mechanics and Canadian Running and columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail, is certainly a subject matter expert and a thorough researcher, clearly explaining scientific concepts for the average reader. He doesn't promote snake-oil paths to fitness, but rather promises and provides up-to-date, research-based health and fitness news. He touches on trends like barefoot running and Wii workouts and includes fitness oddities like the risk of water intoxication. End-of-chapter cheat sheets and helpful boxes, charts, and graphics will be more immediately salient to most readers than literature-review-centric body text, which sometimes feels prohibitively citation-laden. This book will work best when occasionally dipped into or when referenced in answering a specific question; a cover-to-cover read feels dense and overlong. Still, it will also be enjoyed by cerebral athletes who want the why behind the workouts. (June)

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