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Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets From the World's Best Athletes

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Based on the wildly popular segments broadcast during the Vancouver Olympics, Superbodies explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions. It’s an inside look that draws on Dr. Greg Wells’ research at Sick Kids Hospital and the University of Toronto and more than fifteen years’ experience working with Olympic at ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Collins (first published January 1st 2012)
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Greg Wells
Jul 23, 2014 Greg Wells rated it it was amazing
Wells its my book so I'm a bit biased...
Josh
Jun 29, 2014 Josh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More biography than textbook, the author shares much experience and observations--frequently by anecdote--about how to improve one's physical performance. The Olympics is pointed to as a place where athletes improve 1% at a time and try to stack those small improvements. We can do the same to become stronger selves.
Jeff
Nov 25, 2013 Jeff rated it really liked it
This book discusses the physiology behind athletic performance. It was an enjoyable read and I found Dr. Wells' "High-Performance Tips" to be helpful. He provides many studies with references. I was expecting more tips on physical training. Overall, it's a useful book for any athlete looking to improve performance and it provides good information on basic human physiology.
Julie Feher
Jan 20, 2013 Julie Feher rated it liked it
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Good in depth information on what we know about how the bodies systems operate during exercise. I especially enjoyed the anecdotes from the author's experiences working with athlete's and his own personal experiences. It provides some insightful tips on improving performance. A worthwhile read for those interested in the topic.
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