Fascinating book about the science of exercise and (to a lesser extent) diet, focusing on recent studies. The reason it seemingly contradicts itself so much (as noted by another reviewer) is because research keeps turning up new findings and debunking the old - which the author acknowledges. I have a science background and I am well familiar with how fluid science can be. It's a rapidly changing field. Many studies are cited but one disadvantage to the audiobook format is the inability to access the bibliography. I'd prefer this as a book for that reason. Narrator was good though.
Since it "debunks" nearly every standard physical exercise philosophy (don't warm up, don't warm down, etc) and contradicts itself every other page, and because it only cites ONE source for doing so, she makes it hard for people with a science background to believe her. Even Phillip Morris cigarettes produced studies "proving" smoking was good for you.
Because of its frequent poorly substantiated and contradictory allegations, I find it hard to give this book higher ratings.
Outstanding book. A must read if you want to understand why and how to workout.
Really enjoyed this. I’m active, not an athlete and I loved the studies she presented.
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