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Play On : The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age - by Jeff Bercovici (Hardcover)

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A lively, deeply reported tour of the science and strategies helping athletes like Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and LeBron James redefine the notion of “peak age.”

Season after season, today’s sports superstars seem to defy the limits of physical aging that inevitably sideline their competitors. How much of the difference is genetic destiny and how much can be attributed to better training, medicine and technology? Is athletic longevity a skill that can be taught, or a mental discipline that can be mastered? Can career-ending injuries be predicted and avoided?
Journalist Jeff Bercovici spent extensive time with professional and Olympic athletes, coaches and doctors to find the answers to these questions. His quest led him to training camps, tournaments, hospitals, anti-aging clinics and Silicon Valley startups, where he tried out cutting-edge treatments and technologies firsthand and investigated the realities behind health fads like alkaline diets, high-intensity interval training, and cryotherapy. Through fascinating profiles and first-person anecdotes, Bercovici illuminates the science and strategies extending the careers of elite older athletes, uncovers the latest advances in fields from nutrition to brain science to virtual reality, and offers empowering insights about how the rest of us can find peak performance at any age.
Number of Pages: 260
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Science, Technology
Sub-Genre: Health & Safety, Life Sciences, Research
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Jeff Bercovici
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2018
TCIN: 53323825
UPC: 9780544809987
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-3388
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This review is for Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age While the detail this book goes into may not be a page turner for some, it gives you serious insight into how the pros do their training, and how they keep healthy for the long haul. As an aging athlete with lots of injuri...see moreof the reviewer's review
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