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Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World's Best Athletes [Hardcover]

Greg Wells
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May 15 2012
Based on the wildly popular segments broadcast during the Vancouver Olympics, Superbodies explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions. It’s an inside look that draws on Dr. Greg Wells’ research at Sick Kids Hospital and the University of Toronto and more than fifteen years’ experience working with Olympic athletes. Superbodies is a fascinating explanation of the human body and an easy-to-follow plan that shows how everyone can learn from the pros to improve their health and performance. Dr. Wells explains How the same training techniques that elite athletes follow can be even more effective for most people What’s happening inside your body when you’re exercising, and fighting illness What makes elite athletes such as pro-hockey players successful, and what you can learn from them Why little things can add up, and how simple choices can make a huge difference. Fascinating, easy-to-read and packed with full-colour illustrations and photographs, Superbodies shows how people of all ages and abilities can improve their own health and performance.

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GREG WELLS, PhD, is a physiologist, researcher and professor of high-performance sport at the University of Toronto. Wells trains and coaches Olympic and elite athletes around the world and is the sports science and sport medicine analyst for CTV’s Olympic broadcasts. The Gemini-winning Superbodies segments were seen by millions around the world during the Vancouver Olympic Games. New Superbodies segments are in production for the Summer Olympics in 2012. Greg regularly appears on CTV’s Canada AM and TSN’s Off the Record. Visit his website at

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4.0 out of 5 stars Things We Should Know About May 27 2014
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Great information for the most part, but the author does get a little technical in parts. Mostly extremely interesting - educationally speaking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best book May 6 2013
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excellent book if you're looking for a more efficient way to work out. covers all types of workouts, from strength, cardio, endurance, flexibility. also discusses nutrition. overall, great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible for the serious athlete Dec 13 2012
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Everything you need to know about how to progress in your athletic goals will be in this book. Some topics can be discussed a little too in depth for our purposes, but that can be a plus for the curious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read... Sept. 25 2012
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Simply a fascinating read; full of interesting facts with excellent tips that apply to the information given. This is a must for any athlete and supporters of athletes. Superbodies is cutting edge information described in understandable terms. This is a classic sports performance book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ! Sept. 7 2012
Fantastic book Dr. Wells! It is an excellent culmination of interdisciplinary research. I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to use physiology as a tool to reach our maximum potential both in life and in sports. It is definitely a book you must read at least twice. The first time is to get acquainted with the book and the second time is to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of it, especially after applying it to your own life.
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