Optimal Muscle Performance and Recovery

Optimal Muscle Performance and Recovery

by Edmund R. Burke Ph.D.

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Now in a revised, expanded second edition, Dr. Edmund Burke’s landmark book will take any athlete—elite or recreational—to new peaks in physical performance. Based on the most recent sports science research, Dr. Burke’s R4 System® emphasizes the importance of
  • restoring fluids to your body to recover from dehydration
  • replenishing glycogen, a primary fuel source
  • reducing muscle and immune-system damage resulting from exercise stress
  • rebuilding muscle protein to maintain muscle structure and function
This remarkable nutritional regimen goes beyond sports drinks and energy bars, and shows how to consume the right nutrients in the right proportions to ensure muscle health and enhance performance. In addition, readers will learn the latest on the importance of sleep and nutrition in recovery, the best supplements and drinks to aid in replenishment, and a new spin on carbohydrate loading. The book includes forewords by Frank Shorter, an Olympic marathon champion, and Don Kirkendall, Ph. D., a member of U.S. Soccer Sports Medicine, Physical Fitness Research Committee. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101161548
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/14/2003
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 898 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College. A lifelong member of Parliament, Burke was the author of A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, A Vindication of Natural Society, and Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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