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Title Good to go : what the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery / Christie Aschwanden.
Author Aschwanden, Christie, author.
Publication New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (302 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Just- so science -- Be like Mike -- The perfect fuel -- The Cold War -- Flushing the blood -- Calming the senses -- The rest cure -- Selling snake oil -- Losing your zoom -- The magic metric -- Hurts so good.
Summary "In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady's infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles' pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps's 'cupping' ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?"--Inside dust jacket.
Note Print version record.
Subject Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Sports medicine -- Popular works.
Sports injuries -- Popular works.
Athletes -- Health and hygiene.
Stress (Physiology)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Exercise.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Health & Safety.
Athletes -- Health and hygiene. (OCoLC)fst00820045
Sports injuries. (OCoLC)fst01130688
Sports medicine. (OCoLC)fst01130709
Sports -- Physiological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130485
Stress (Physiology) (OCoLC)fst01134907
Genre Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Aschwanden, Christie. Good to go. First edition. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019] 9780393254334 (DLC) 2018050104 (OCoLC)1037811195
ISBN 9780393254341 (electronic bk.)
0393254348 (electronic bk.)

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