Survival of the Fittest : The Anatomy of Peak Physical Performance, Paperback

Survival of the Fittest : The Anatomy of Peak Physical Performance Paperback

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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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, col. Illustrations, col. ports.
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science: general issues
  • ISBN: 9780224075077

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Mike Stroud manages to pack a wealth of information on how the body functions mixed with truly inspirational feats of endurance. From participating in Eco-challenges to crossing the Antarctic unsupported he demonstrates the capacity within us all (or so he says... I'm not sure I could manage even a fraction of his achievements).

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Mike Stroud manages to pack a wealth of information on how the body functions mixed with truly inspirational feats of endurance. From participating in Eco-challenges to crossing the Antarctic unsupported he demonstrates the capacity within us all (or so he says... I'm not sure I could manage even a fraction of his achievements).

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