The Endurance Handbook: How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your Body

The Endurance Handbook: How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your Body

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Overview

Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Endurance Handbook teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that he has refined over three decades of training and treating athletes, ranging from world champions to weekend warriors. Maffetone’s training and racing philosophy emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this common-sense, big-picture approach.

Dr. Maffetone also dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports—and which adversely impact performance—and explains the “truths” about endurance, such as:

The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance
Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries
The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance
How overtraining can be avoided in its earliest stages
And much more!

If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Endurance Handbook is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632204981
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip Maffetone has been a private practitioner, health and athlete coach and consultant, published independent researcher, respected pioneer in the field of complementary sports medicine, and internationally recognized educator and author in the fields of nutrition, biofeedback, exercise physiology, and athletic training over the course of his forty- year career. Since 1977, he has used the term “ overfat” and has recommended low-carbohydrate and healthy fat eating.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface xi

Introduction: What Exactly Is The Maffetone Method? xiii

1 The Secret of Endurance: Aerobic Speed 1

2 Fat Burning Can Save Your Endurance World 25

3 Economy 101 62

4 Our Feet, Our Foundation 93

5 Mind Over Movement 124

6 The Muscles that Move Us 144

7 Eating For Endurance-One Rule Fits All 175

8 Children Are Champions 216

9 Age, Athletics, and Growing Younger 233

10 Fit But Unhealthy 259

Appendix A A Review of the 180 Formula 286

Appendix B The Maximum Aerobic Function (MAF) Test 288

Appendix C Water Intoxication and Hyponatremia 293

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