- Presents the connection between exercise, nutrition, and physiology in a way that is ideal for both experienced athletes and newcomers
- Provides the scientific basis for mitochondrial functions and their relationship to fitness, protein synthesis, quality of life, and the aging process
- Synthesizes the latest research on nutrition, sports nutrition, super foods, and the brain/body connection
- Co-Authored by legendary cyclist Greg LeMond, who illustrates key points using his own athletic journey
The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance clearly explains the vital connection between diet and exercise in the human body. With this knowledge, you can use the right exercise and nutrition to obtain a higher quality life, prevent disease, and slow the aging process.
Authored in a straightforward style and with color images throughout, this book explores the cellular science behind fitness, protein synthesis, and healthy living. With it you will learn the most recent and important discoveries in the relationships between physical fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and weight management. It provides key information on the body’s mitochondrial processes and their role in aging, along with well-informed discussions on general nutrition, sports nutrition, exercise physiology, how to enhance athletic performance, and how exercise strengthens the mind.
Whether you are interested in how to eat healthy, train for your first (or next) marathon, take your fitness to the next level, find the best super foods, or simply want to improve your vitality through healthy, doable practices, this book will help you on your journey regardless of age or fitness level.
Trainers, competitive and elite athletes, recreational athletes, students of nutrition, physiology, physical therapy, medicine, and biology as well as PCPs and endocrinologists dealing with diabetes and obesity patients.