The Maffetone Method: The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness

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Dr. Maffetone's unique training system for champions proves that the kinder, gentler approach actually works the best. This fitness regimen has worked for champions and non-athletes alike- because it's based on Dr. Philip Maffetone's deep understanding of how the body works. Maffetone has used that knowledge to develop The Maffetone method, his successful low-stress fitness program, which can be tailored to any individual. It means "training slower to go faster," says Mike Pigg, world champion triathlete and Maffetone client. The Maffetone Method includes: A ten step program to reduce stress and increase overall fitness; Exercise techniques designed for increased results with decreased pain; The real lowdown on some of those fad diets. In short, this is a fitness regimen for champions that everyone can use to reach their own goals whether it be running a marathon or walking around the block.

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The Maffetone Method is a "gain without pain"-graduated exercise plan based on the individual's formal self-analysis of needs and abilities, balanced against his or her mental and physical condition.

To this end, Philip Maffetone puts a great deal of emphasis on providing a formal problem analysis questionnaire which the reader is asked to complete. If, on completion, the reader then studies the key provided, he or she will be able to identify problem areas, which could be stress, dietry problems or aerobic deficiency.

Maffetone adds a word of caution, however, urging the reader throughout the book not to "overdo his/her selected exercise". Aware that an exercise may prove therapeutic for one reader while exacerbating the problems of another, he urges and provides the support for regular self-monitoring.

The Maffetone Method follows a simple, logical, easy-to-read sequence that corresponds to the original fault-finding questionnaire. Medical jargon is largely avoided, but where necessary, Maffetone takes pains to explain difficult terminology in layman's terms.

Leaving nothing to chance in the exercise programme, Maffetone differentiates between the needs of the casual exerciser and those of the serious athlete, down to the correct and well-fitting footwear and the necessity of a good, well balanced diet.

Interesting, if unorthodox, The Maffetone Method should appeal to most adults engaged in (or wishing to begin) regular exercise. --Peter Kidd

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Dr Phillip Maffetone was the Triathlete Magazine's coach of the year.

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The Maffetone Method Will Show You How Simple It Can Be To Feel Good Again

Here's what people have said about Philip Maffetone's approach to health and fitness:

"Dr. Maffetone's system goes beyond dealing with symptoms; he looks at health and fitness as an integrated balance. He deals with the whole picture clearly and directly. Fascinating and illuminating--and I feel great!"--James Taylor, singer, recording artist

"I appreciate your contribution to both my own physical health and to others."--Anthony Robbins, best-selling author

"A sensible and balanced approach to better fitness and health."--Kent Johnston, strength and conditioning boach, Green Bay Packers

Eclectic, insightful, inspirational--doctor and coach Philip Maffetone has helped some of the world's premier athletes achieve astonishing results. But he's equally interested in the athlete inside each of us. In The Maffetone Method, he destroys the "no pain, no gain" training myth and introduces a revolutionary fitness program that not only engenders peak performance but can help you enjoy the most vibrant health of your life. Clearly, simply, and sensibly, Dr. Maffetone explains the benefits of aerobic fitness, proper nutrition, stress reduction, and even choosing the right exercise shoes (expensive is not better!). The Maffetone Method will show you how simple it can be to feel good again.

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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword, by Mark Allen Preface Introduction The Maffetone Method Questionnaire; The Method; Is Your Workout Working?; Too Fat?; Are You Aerobically Deficient? Part 1: Understanding the Basics 1. Defining Exercise Health and Fitness; Aerobic and Anaerobic; Muscle Fibers; Go Aerobic; Activity and Exercise; Training and Endurance; Overtraining and Undertraining 2. Exercise and Stress Stressed Out?; Any of These Sound Familiar?; Effects of Excess Stress; Stages of the Stress Reaction; The General Adaptation Syndrome; Your Stress List; Simple Ways to Avoid Stress; Exercises That Increase Stress; Stress Testing 3. The Structural, Chemical, and Mental Aspects of Exercise Structural Benefits; Chemical Benefits; Mental Benefits 4. Developing Maximum Aerobic Function Measuring Fat Burning; Top Reasons for Increased Body Fat; Why Build an Aerobic Base? 5. Developing the Anaerobic System Anaerobic Training; Sample One-Hour Workouts; Build Your Base; Summary of Anaerobic Benefits 6. Exercise and Heart Rate Measuring Your Heart Rate; 220 or 180-Formula?; The 180-Formula; Modifying Your Heart Rate 7. The Use of Heart Rate Monitors The Maximum Aerobic Function Test; Steady Progress; MAF Test and Competition 8. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Stretching Warming Up; Cooling Down; The Right Rate; Active Warm-Up and Recovery in Competition; Stretching; Even for Golf 9. The Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome Quantity versus Quality of Life; ADS; Correcting ADS 10. The Overtraining Syndrome Three Stages of Overtraining; Menstrual Problems and Overtraining; Correction of Overtraining Part 2: Individualizing Your Program 11. A New Beginning: Starting Your Program Start Simply; Walking; Children and Exercise; Other Activities; Exercises to Avoid; Starting Out: Exercises to Avoid; Your First Workout 12. Modifying Your Program Is Your Workout Working?; Goals, Equipment, Aerobic Base; Frustration; Direction and Measurement 13. Rehabilitation: Restoring Your Youth Quality of Life; Heart Disease; Blood Fats; Hypertension; Blood-Sugar Problems; Osteoporosis; Rehabilitation; Walking in Water 14. Changing with the Seasons Spring; Summer; Fall; Winter; Dressing for Successful Exercise; SAD 15. Exercise Footwear: Finding the Right Shoe How Shoes Can Cause Stress; Arch Function; Taping and Other Joint Support; Other Ankle Dysfunction; Proper Shoe Fit; How to Buy Athletic Shoes 16. Anatomy of an Injury NSAIDs; The Structural Injury; The Chemical Injury; The Mental or Emotional Injury; Mending Your Own Injury; The Correct Therapy 17. The Diaphragm Muscle The Diaphragm and the Abdominals; Breathing in Step 18. If Einstein Were Your Coach Bad Timing; Relative Timing 19. Training Schedules for Competition A Marked Improvement; Less Is More 20. Diet and Nutrition General Dietary Recommendations; The Top Diet Dos and Don'ts; Carbohydrate Intolerance; The Two-Week Test; The Importance of Snacking to Burn Fat; Follow the Plan; Balancing Dietary Fat; The Good, Bad, and Ugly Fats Bibliography Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0071343318

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