The Athlete's Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise
St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2008 M06 10 - 384 pages
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."
"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
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - realbigcat - LibraryThing
I have read and own dozens of books on running, fitness, triathlons and exercise. This book by Chris Bergland is absolutely one of the best. He is extremely motivated and an inspirational athlete who ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wineisme - LibraryThing
Bergland is a wonderful vehicle for conveying the athletic mindset, and how to engage your psyche so you can achieve your personal fitness goals. His personal experiences and neuroscientist father ... Read full review