The Sports Gene

In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

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The Sports Gene
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: David Epstein
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-01 - Publisher: Penguin

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put
The Sports Gene
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: David J. Epstein
Categories: Athletic ability
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

Is Usain Bolt a superhuman one-off? Are sports stars like Paula Radcliffe and Tiger Woods born or made? Could we all be Olympians if we trained hard enough? In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs.
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Authors: David J. Epstein
Categories: Athletic ability
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Genetics and Sports
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Malcolm Collins
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

This publication reviews past, current and future applications of genetic research in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. It highlights ethical concerns, potential clinical applications and exploitation of genetic information. The authors, an interdisciplinary group of experts comprising clinicians, exercise scientists, human geneticists and other biological scientists, present
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Christie Aschwanden
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-05 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A New York Times Sports and Fitness Bestseller An eye-opening exploration of how the human body can best recover and adapt to sports and fitness training. In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the

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