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Fitness for Geeks by Bruce W. Perry
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Aug 08, 2012

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Read in August, 2012

There were some really great sections in this book. I particularly enjoyed the detailed explanations and the nutrition science sections (even showing what macronutrient molecules look like). The strength of the book also comes from the quality sidebars that share interviews with medical and sports professionals , or share recent research findings. I found this particularly helpful in the 'intermittent fasting' section and in interval training section regarding Tabatas, etc. I also liked the Outdoors chapter that mentioned many of the metaphysical benefits to outdoor fitness.

Downside and reason for 3 stars - which is more like 3.5 stars - were that I felt this is another book advocating Paleo diet. While I am in full favor of eating clean whole foods, I think it can be done without going 'primal'. It seems to be en vogue to promote Paleo in every fitness book published in the last year...
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message 1: by andrea (new)

andrea paleo is so trendy right now. o'reilly is a great publisher generally though, and the rest sounds good, i'll check it out. ;)

Lauren Definitely worth your time, Andrea - especially if you like analytical studies, etc. I quite liked the book, maybe I should change it to 4-stars to better reflect that.

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