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Ultimate Fitness : Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health - 03 edition

Ultimate Fitness : Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health (ISBN10: 0312423225; ISBN13: 9780312423223)
ISBN13: 978-0312423223
ISBN10: 0312423225

Summary: From the highly acclaimedNew York Timesscience writer Gina Kolata, the book for people who love exercise as much as they value the truth. InUltimate Fitness, Gina Kolata, science reporter forThe New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions, and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness. From weight lifting for men and women in the early days, to jogging in the 1970s, cycling in the 1980s, aerobics in the 1990s, and now Spinning, Kolata
explains the science of conditioning and the objective evidence behind commonly accepted prescriptions. Ultimate Fitnessis also a book about the individuals who have challenged and influenced or failed to influence the industry, and the many of us who have participated in this multimillion-dollar corner of American culture.
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Summary: From the highly acclaimedNew York Timesscience writer Gina Kolata, the book for people who love exercise as much as they value the truth. InUltimate Fitness, Gina Kolata, science reporter forThe New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions, and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness. From weight lifting for men and women in the early days, to jogging in the 1970s, cycling in the 1980s, aerobics in the 1990s, and now Spinning, Kolata explains the science of conditioning and the objective evidence behind commonly accepted prescriptions. Ultimate Fitnessis also a book about the individuals who have challenged and influenced or failed to influence the industry, and the many of us who have participated in this multimillion-dollar corner of American culture. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 04/07/2004
International: No

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