The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer

3.81 avg rating
( 2,871 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780142196755: The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer

Discover the amazing restorative powers of chocolate milk on tired muscles, how running can actually be good for your knees and how even just 20 minutes of regular exercise can transform your health and well-being. Right now, modern science is revolutionizing the traditional workout. More is known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before, from how (and how much) we should be exercising, to the pros and cons of barefoot running and the effect music can have on a workout. In The First Twenty Minutes New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds has turned the key findings of cutting-edge research into practical, user-friendly advice to help you improve the way you exercise. Whether you are a sprinter or a marathon runner, whether your goal is weight loss or a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers showing you how you can train more efficiently, recover more quickly and reap all the physical and mental benefits of an exercise regime specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

The New York Times bestseller that explains how groundbreaking scientific discoveries can help each of us achieve our personal best

Every week, Gretchen Reynolds single-handedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her popular New York Times column, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and stirs controversy by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise.

Here, Reynolds consults experts in a range of fields to share paradigm-shifting findings that were previously only available in academic and medical journals, including:

. 20 minutes of cardio is all you need (and sometimes six minutes is enough)

. Stretching before a workout is counterproductive

. Chocolate milk is better than Gatorade for recovery

Whether you re running ultramarathons or just want to climb the stairs without losing your breath, The First 20 Minutes will show you how to be healthy today and perform better tomorrow.

"

Review:

"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, " NYT " bestselling author of " UltraMarathon Man "

"[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 TheFirst 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 this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gretchen Reynolds
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801421967550000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gretchen Reynolds
Published by Plume Books, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume Books, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 202 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The New York Times bestseller that explains how groundbreaking scientific discoveries can help each of us achieve our personal bestEvery week, Gretchen Reynolds single-handedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her popular New York Times column, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and stirs controversy by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise. Here, Reynolds consults experts in a range of fields to share paradigm-shifting findings that were previously only available in academic and medical journals, including: . 20 minutes of cardio is all you need (and sometimes six minutes is enough) . Stretching before a workout is counterproductive . Chocolate milk is better than Gatorade for recovery Whether you re running ultramarathons or just want to climb the stairs without losing your breath, The First 20 Minutes will show you how to be healthy today and perform better tomorrow. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780142196755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Reynolds, Gretchen
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780142196755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gretchen Reynolds
Published by Plume Books, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume Books, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 202 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The New York Times bestseller that explains how groundbreaking scientific discoveries can help each of us achieve our personal bestEvery week, Gretchen Reynolds single-handedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her popular New York Times column, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and stirs controversy by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise. Here, Reynolds consults experts in a range of fields to share paradigm-shifting findings that were previously only available in academic and medical journals, including: . 20 minutes of cardio is all you need (and sometimes six minutes is enough) . Stretching before a workout is counterproductive . Chocolate milk is better than Gatorade for recovery Whether you re running ultramarathons or just want to climb the stairs without losing your breath, The First 20 Minutes will show you how to be healthy today and perform better tomorrow. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780142196755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gretchen Reynolds
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0142196754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Reynolds, Gretchen
Published by Avery (2013)
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avery, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0142196754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Reynolds, Gretchen
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780142196755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Reynolds, Gretchen
Published by Avery
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avery. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0142196754 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132139966

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gretchen Reynolds
Published by Plume Books
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Plume Books. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer, Gretchen Reynolds. Bookseller Inventory # B9780142196755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gretchen Reynolds
ISBN 10: 0142196754 ISBN 13: 9780142196755
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 135mm x 18mm x 201mm. Paperback. The "New York Times"-bestseller that explains how groundbreaking scientific discoveries can help each person achieve their personal best.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.222. Bookseller Inventory # 9780142196755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book