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Good to Go – What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery Hardcover – 5 Feb 2019

ISBN-13: 978-0393254334 ISBN-10: 039325433X Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (21 February 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039325433X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393254334
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.8 x 24.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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This authoritative, delightful, and much-needed book slices through the hype around athletic recovery, and will surely cement Christie Aschwanden's status as one of the world's top science writers. I laughed a lot, and learned even more.--Ed Yong, best-selling author of I Contain Multitudes

Christie Aschwanden's experience as both a journalist and a competitive athlete makes her uniquely well-qualified to write this book. The result is a skeptical and precise but also immensely enjoyable and relatable examination of the science of recovery. Even if you're not someone who regularly trains, you should read this book as a tour de force of great science journalism, shining a critical light onto a field that has historically been dominated by pseudoscientific and exaggerated claims.--Nate Silver, best-selling author of The Signal and the Noise

An intelligent and entertaining tour of fitness research for anyone who exercises, with clear advice on what actually works to aid recovery.--Julia Belluz

Deeply researched and artfully written...A must-read for all athletes, from the professional to the weekend warrior.--Michael Shermer

Absorbing...Aschwanden separates the facts from the hype in the realm of athletic recovery, dispensing welcome doses of common sense.--David Takami

About the Author

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning science journalist. She was the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight for many years and is a former health columnist for the Washington Post. A finalist for the National Magazine Award, her writing has appeared in Outside, Discover, Smithsonian, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She's also co-host of Emerging Form, a podcast about the creative process. She was a high school state champion in the 1,600-meter run, a national collegiate cycling champion, and an elite cross-country skier with Team Rossignol. She lives and occasionally still races in western Colorado.

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