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The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longe r Paperback – Apr 30 2013

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (April 30 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142196754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142196755
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[This book] delivers answers to many perennial training questions [and] does a great job of myth-busting some well-established beliefs. It's a great guide for the mindful athlete who wants to gain all the benefits of physical training while minimizing downtime from injury or overtraining."—Danny Dreyer, founder of Chi Running

"There has never been a better time in history to grow stronger, faster and smarter; there has never been a more helpful book than Gretchen Reynolds's The First 20 Minutes. Smart, clear, and beautifully  useful, this is the new fitness bible for the modern age."—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code

"The First 20 Minutes is packed with interesting tips and insights. Pickle juice for cramps, who would have ever thought! Gretchen Reynolds once again delivers a winner."—Dean Karnazes, New York Times bestselling author of UltraMarathon Man

"An informative and entertaining review of current science about exercise and fitness, with good, commonsense recommendations that cut through confusing, often conflicting research on the subject... Armed with the information in this book, readers will be inspired and motivated to reassess their habitual exercise programs and make positive changes."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

For more than a decade, GRETCHEN REYNOLDS has written about the science of health and fitness for the New York Times. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and son.

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