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The Athlete's Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise

The Athlete's Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise

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Ultramarathoner Chris Bergland reveals the science behind the proverbial runner's high and shows how exercising not only trains the brain to crave more exercise - it will help you to be happier, smarter, and more well-adjusted.

The Athlete's Way presents an 8-week program that includes cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching, and nutrition that is also infused with the principles of positive psychology. Anyone can adapt this exercise program to goals and needs in the gym and beyond. It is accessible and straightforward and teaches how to incorporate aerobic and anaerobic exercise into your life or give an overhaul to an already existing workout routine. The Athlete's Way teaches how exercise is the pathway to an improved body, mind, and outlook.

The Athlete's Way is amazingly informative and complete with a program to get and keep you off the couch. Bravo, for another exercising zealot who has written a book that should be read on your elliptical or stationary bike. He pushed me to go farther on a sleepy Sunday.
- John J. Ratey, M.D., author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science in Exercise and the Brain, and co-author of Driven to Distraction

Friendly, heartfelt writing; uncompromising attention to detail; and flagless enthusiasm make this book both a comprehensive plan and an encouraging partner for long-term, life-changing fitness goals. - Publishers Weekly

Author: Christopher Bergland
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Published: 06/10/2008
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.22h x 7.18w x 1.05d
ISBN: 9780312355876

About the Author

Christopher Bergland is a Manhattan-based world-class endurance athlete. He holds a Guiness World Record for treadmill running (153.76 miles in 24 hours) and has won the longest nonstop triathalon in the world three times. He completed The Triple Ironman, a 7.2 mile swim, 336-mile bike, followed by a 78.6-mile run (done consecutively) in a record breaking time of 38 hours and 46 minutes. He directs the triathalon program at Chelsea Piers and has been sponsered by Kiehl's since 1996. He has been featured in dozens of TV, magazine, and newspaper articles including CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, Fox, Men's Journal, ESPN magazine, and the L.A. Times. He currently runs a Speciality Sporting goods shop in New York City called JackRabbit Sports.

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