Smart Exercise: Burning Fat, Getting Fit Paperback – 3 Apr 1996
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About the Author
Covert Bailey is a popular PBS personality and best-selling author on fitness and nutrition, whose Fit or Fat series of books has sold nearly 6 million copies. One of the first to emphasize body fat and body fat testing, he has taught millions of people about low-fat eating and adopting flexible exercise programs that are both fun and healthy. Covert Bailey earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and received a M.S. degree in biochemistry from MIT. He likes to say that his training in graduate school was spent with fit rats and fat rats.
Top Customer Reviews
This my friends is a realistic book without all the faddy crap out there.
The text goes nicely from beginning, but quite deeply. So in a half of the book, you might suddenly feel as a wizard of sport nutrition. But that is only the beginning. Nice analogies simply and gradually bring organized knowledge and system of how to see the human body (with all it's complexities) as an organized, functual mechanism, which can be controlled and lead into a pure health, beauty and efficiency. Even the terms which sound complicated from start, make sense soon in the text.
Be it a glucose, G-string, pyruvic acid, Krebs cycle, lactic acid, ketosis, anabolism, katabolism, etc, in the end of the book, you will master this terminology and see it as simple and understandable. And the book is not all about the theory though. There is a full explanation on many differencies between styles of exercise, along with the nutrition needed for successful progress. The emphasis is on warm-up, and warm-downs to avoid overtraining, and plus the chapter on what to do if you do overtrain anyway. Special tricks like massage, sauna, and monitoring of the progress are also included.
I see this book intended for beginners to middle-advanced sportsmen and for recreational sport people with eagerness to understand more about the human body, sport tactiques, exercise and diet, even metabolism and biochemistry. Very pleasant and informative reading. Last two sections on stress, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and so-called hollow-leg syndrome, brings a lots of insight into biochemistry and psychology of sport. All together - brilliant book. Study material for quite a long time.
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I purchased this book 10 years ago and it's a never ending source of information. A very worthy book.Published on 16 Oct. 2010 by John B. Ltd