Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise

Hutchinson, Alex
Harper 2011
ISBN 978-0-06-200753-7
309pp
Date finished: 2015-07-07

The author writes a column for the Globe and Mail that looks at new results in fitness science: does stretching help before you exercise or doesn't it? is activity on a treadmill equivalent to walking or running out in the world? how should you recover from muscle soreness? Fitness, like nutrition, is a field vulnerable to repeating old wives' tales and self-diagnosed solutions, but Hutchinson applies some rigor and tries to weigh the often-conflicting studies. Often the answer ends up being "it depends" or "to some degree", which doesn't make exciting reading and is unsatisfying -- there are few unambiguous results in fitness science -- but I was pleased to at least find a book that's reporting verified results instead of superstitions.

Things to note:

I'll try to remember all of these, and will also pass the book on to my trainer.

Tagged: fitness, medicine

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%S Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
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%K medicine, fitness
%G ISBN 978-0-06-200753-7
%I Harper
%P 309pp
%D 2011
%@ 2015-07-07

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