Faster, Higher, Stronger
How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them
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A New York Times bestseller
“A smart and important book.”—Gretchen Reynolds, author of The First 20 Minutes
Publications as varied as Wired, Men’s Fitness, and The New Yorker are abuzz over the New York Times bestseller Faster, Higher, Stronger. In it, veteran journalist Mark McClusky explains how today’s top athletes are turning to advanced technology and savvy science to improve their performance. Sports buffs and readers of David Epstein and Gretchen Reynolds will want to join McClusky as he goes behind the scenes everywhere from the Olympics to the NBA Finals, from the World Series to the Tour de France, and from high-tech labs to neighborhood gyms to show how athletes at every level can incorporate cutting-edge science into their own workouts.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Interesting, well-written, and based in science
I really enjoyed this book. Stylistically, it follows the modern pattern of using narratives to illustrate scientific evidence. It's also exceptionally well-executed in that it is easy to read and logically organized. The editing is really superb, and it's hard to find a sentence that isn't clear on first read.
In terms of the material covered, it aims for interest over exhaustiveness. If you read a fair amount in this area, you're probably aware of many of the topics and anecdotes. Even so, it's well worth reading.