Survival of the Fittest: The Anatomy of Peak Physical Performance by Mike Stroud

Survival of the Fittest: The Anatomy of Peak Physical Performance by Mike Stroud

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Sets out the genetics, diet and exercise that enable humans to perform at their peak. The author analyses individual feats of survival and athletic prowess that illustrate the way the body functions at its best. He gives some tips on how to stay fit for life for those of us who find walking the dog an endurance challenge...

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In this fascinating book based soundly in medical science, Mike Stroud - of BBC Television's The Challenge and SAS: Are You Tough Enough? - sets out the genetics, diet and exercise that enable humans to perform at their peak. Dr Stroud - polar explorer, practising hospital physician, and a former adviser to the Ministry of Defence - analyses individual feats of survival and athletic prowess that illustrate the way the body functions at its best. He dissects his own challenging experiences of crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes, running marathons in the Sahara and participating in gruelling cross-country endurance races in the United States and gives some tips on how to stay fit for life for those of us who find walking the dog and endurance challenge...This revised edition includes the story of Dr Stroud and Sir Ranulph Fiennes' incredible 2003 global marathon challenge - seven marathons on seven continents in seven days - in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

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SKU GOR001248589
Title Survival of the Fittest: The Anatomy of Peak Physical Performance
Author By (author) Mike Stroud
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0224075071
ISBN 13 9780224075077
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
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In this fascinating book based soundly in medical science, Mike Stroud - of BBC Television's The Challenge and SAS: Are You Tough Enough? - sets out the genetics, diet and exercise that enable humans to perform at their peak. Dr Stroud - polar explorer, practising hospital physician, and a former adviser to the Ministry of Defence - analyses individual feats of survival and athletic prowess that illustrate the way the body functions at its best. He dissects his own challenging experiences of crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes, running marathons in the Sahara and participating in gruelling cross-country endurance races in the United States and gives some tips on how to stay fit for life for those of us who find walking the dog and endurance challenge...This revised edition includes the story of Dr Stroud and Sir Ranulph Fiennes' incredible 2003 global marathon challenge - seven marathons on seven continents in seven days - in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001248589
Title Survival of the Fittest: The Anatomy of Peak Physical Performance
Author By (author) Mike Stroud
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0224075071
ISBN 13 9780224075077
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
Ex Library No