Faster, Higher, Stronger

Faster, Higher, Stronger

How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can Learn from Them

Format
Hardcover
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781594631535
  • 288  Pages
  • Hudson Street Press
  • Adult

Overview

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it’s impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them.

In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body. At the exciting new frontier of sports, science, and technology, the book explores:
• The role that genes and training play
• How to find hidden champions and fasttrack greatness
• The truth about the 10,000 hours rule
• New research on breaking through fatigue
• Revolutions in data and nutrition
• And how we can apply the lessons about focus, dedication, and sheer ingenuity in our own lives.
 
Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds.

Praise

Faster, Higher, Stronger is one of the most lucid and entertaining books I’ve read about sports science and how it is making better, faster, stronger athletes. More important, though, Mark McClusky clearly explains why this science matters to the rest of us and how we can use it in our lives. A smart and important book.”
Gretchen Reynolds, author of The First 20 Minutes
 
“Success in top-level sports is no longer just an athletic contest — it’s a learning contest that takes place on the frontiers of science, technology, and the human body. If you’re interested in understanding and competing in this new world, you need to buy Mark McClusky’s smart, invigorating, and useful book, right now.”
Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code and The Secret Race
 
“In my more than 20 years researching the field of health and fitness, few books have captured my attention like Mark McClusky’s riveting investigation of the groundbreaking science fueling elite athletic performance. Faster, Higher, Stronger breaks the code and gives everyday readers a chance to steal the cutting-edge secrets of the pros.”
Dave Zinczenko, author of Eat This, Not That
 
“Is fatigue mostly in your head? Can built-in talent take you to the Olympics in only four years? Will big data transform how we play basketball? Faster, Higher, Stronger is a brilliant, fun report on the science of hacking your performance.”
Clive Thompson, author of Smarter Than You Think
 
“Mark McClusky has written an enlightening, intelligent, comprehensive look at the merging of sports and science. It’s truly fascinating stuff.”
Jeff Pearlman, bestselling author of Showtime
 
“An engaging journey through the intersection of sports and science, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a must-read for armchair athletes, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand human potential.”
Chris Anderson, bestselling author of The Long Tail and Makers
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