Runner's World The Runner's Body
Every day scientists learn more about how the body adapts to the stress of running—and how various body systems contribute to running performance. Leading the charge is a fresh generation of brilliant young exercise physiologists including Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, whose work has demolished many long-standing beliefs about running. Now Tucker and Dugas, whose blog, S...more
One point that the authors drive home (and they admit that they will do so in the introduction) is the concept of adaptation to training. There are many different ways in which the body adapts to regular exercise and it is interesting to read about some of those adaptations in slightly more technical language.
It has few mistakes like "those shaded green (...) those shaded red..." when the book is not in colors.
It misses images and/or pictures to describe exercises proposed.
- "Factors such as the feeling of accomplishment that comes with progressing through a workout and the pleasure of running in a bea ...more
I learned a lot about running physiology and its one of the books I always consult when I want to device a new training program or new endurance or weight lifting exercises, knowing your body is the secret to success and this book really helped me to better understand it and optimise it.
I especially liked the nutritional rating system the authors recommend to track your diet. Very useful.