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Optimal Muscle Performance and Recovery: Revised Editionby Ed Burke
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Now in a revised and expanded second edition, Optimal Muscle Recovery is a valuable training guide-a must-have for serious endurance athletes or anyone looking to train harder and recover faster. Author Ed Burke is one of the country's leading exercise physiologists, having worked with professional athletes such as runner Frank Shorter and Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.
His recovery program, called the R4 System, is nothing short of revolutionary and has been touted as "breakthrough" research by leaders in athletics. New material includes recovery for the masters and strength athlete; the importance of sleep and nutrition in recovery; and the latest on supplements and sports drinks to aid in replenishment.
Demonstrating how to get the most out of workouts by taking advantage of the factor that athletes consistently neglect - recovery - this text details the R4 System which uses nutrition to aid the body's building and repair processes.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -282) and index.
Now in a revised and expanded edition, this valuable training guide--a must have for serious athletes or anyone looking to train harder and recover faster--shows readers how to use the revolutionary R-4 System to restore, protect, and rebuild muscles during and after exercise.
About the Author
Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., is a professor and the director of the Exercise Science Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist, he has worked with the U.S. Cycling Team and two Olympic cycling teams.
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