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.
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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Gina Kolata is a science writer for The New York Times and the author of four previous books. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey
''Fascinating...challenges many prevailing fitness assumptions.''--Eric Schlosser,The New York Times Book Review ''An appealing hybrid: authoritative reporting enhanced with snatches of autobiography, both related in a clear, easygoing style.''--Michael Dirda,The Washington Post ''This energetic book will propel many a couch potato into the gym.''--Time ''A welcome antidote to most fitness books.''--The Baltimore Sun ''Myth-busting.''--O Magazine
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