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Second Wind By Lee Bergquist

Second Wind
by Lee Bergquist

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Offers an account of the subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old. This book describes the lives of more than a dozen competitors. It includes chapters that feature a subculture of joggers who run every day for decades without taking a day off.
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Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete by Lee Bergquist

Meet and learn why both older men and women are passionate about fitness and athletics. "Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete" is an absorbing account of a growing subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old. There are 80 million baby boomers in the United States and Canada and the oldest are racing into their 60s. Boomers can hardly be considered old, however, as this huge demographic group rewrites the rules on aging. Their participation rate in sports and fitness is nearly as high as that of younger age groups and it's climbing. "Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete" is an inspiring book that describes the lives of more than a dozen competitors, many of whom are performing at levels that were unheard of a generation ago. Chapters range from a subculture of joggers who run every day for decades without taking a day off to those who seek athletic perfection in the brevity of the 100-meter dash. Their stories of sacrifice and hard work will motivate athletes and weekend warriors of any age.

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Second Wind Reviews


"Finally, a book that enables people to see that we do get better with age. Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete is a wonderful story about mature athletes who just keep going through sports and life."

Lynne Cox
Author of Swimming to Antarctica
Swam the Bering Strait


"At long last, someone has given masters athletes their due. Read Second Wind and be inspired."

Sean Callahan
Editor, Masters Athlete magazine


"Second Wind reminds us of the vast potential of the human body even as it ages, and that the clock can indeed be turned back. It's just what I recommend."

Nicholas DiNubile, MD
Best-selling author of FrameWork
Host of the award-winning PBS special "Your Body's FrameWork"

About Lee Bergquist


Lee Bergquist is an award-winning writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Past 50 himself, he stays in shape by running, biking, swimming and skateboarding. In his 40s, Bergquist competed in masters track in the 100, 200 and 400 meter sprints. He lives in Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. From Bench to Bench Press; Chapter 2. The Comeback; Chapter 3. Older and Faster; Chapter 4. American Birkenbeiner; Chapter 5. Fabulous Abs; Chapter 6. I Want to Be a Winner; Chapter 7. A Runner's Heart; Chapter 8. Ironwoman; Chapter 9. Streakers; Chapter 10. Swimming Against the Tide; Chapter 11. Racing Across America; Chapter 12. Marathon Man.

Additional information

GOR002822026
Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete by Lee Bergquist
Lee Bergquist
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Human Kinetics Publishers
2009-05-15
216
0736074910
9780736074919
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.