- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc; 1 edition (17 Nov. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738213624
- ISBN-13: 978-0738213620
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Thrive Fitness: The Vegan-Based Training Program for Maximum Strength, Health, and Fitness Paperback – 17 Nov 2009
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“Essential for vegans who want to get on the fast track to athletic fitness.”
Taste for Life, 3/1/10
“If you think that “vegan” and “athlete” are mutually exclusive terms, meet Brendan Brazier, Ironman triathlete and long-time vegan.”
About the Author
Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and creator of VEGA, an award-winning plant-based nutritional line, is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on athleticism and plant-based nutrition. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and Vancouver, British Colombia.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is worth the price just to read his well-thought out philosophies about diet, whether you're an athlete or not. But whatever your lifestyle, if you're finding yourself tired, drained, gaining or unable to lose weight, inexplicably cranky and for any reason suspect you might be heading into adrenal burn-out, you will find explanations, answers and best still, solutions, in the Thrive Diet - without necessarily turning vegan or radically changing your life.
A little warning - the first shopping trip to buy the base ingredients WILL dent your bank account as you need quality products, probably from a health food store, but most of these more obscure items will last you a long time as they're used in small quantities.
Hurrah for the thrive diet!
There are some good exercises illustrated by Brazier, with clear explanations. I loved the one called "Foot Towel Roll Shin Strengthener". If you think you need to add some fitness in your running routine, these ones will definitely help you to draw your own way.
Brief information about bones and muscles is also very helpful. "Eight Key Nutrients" Part at the end might make you see clearer what is going on in your body while running. (For example; I did not know I was breaking down my cell tissues while running... interesting information) Recipes also seem quite good; yet you need to show a greater afford to prepare them. I'm not very sure if I try any of those....
You will also love the stress part; which has been the main "concern" for me. Read this part carefully!
I recommend it for those starting out in the vegan sports world and those who are further along in their discovery of the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for a friend who is really enjoying reading this book, it is inspiring further research into diet and nutrition.Published on 26 Nov. 2014 by Leaview
Everything from ordering to delivery to contents of the book was great and what I have learnt from the book is even better.