The Athlete's Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 24, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages

"The Athlete's Way is amazingly informative and complete with a program to get and keep you off the couch. Bravo, for another exercising zealot who has written a book that should be read on your elliptical or stationary bike. He pushed me to go farther on a sleepy Sunday."
- John J. Ratey, M.D., author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science in Exercise and the Brain, and co-author of Driven to Distraction

 

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I have read and own dozens of books on running, fitness, triathlons and exercise. This book by Chris Bergland is absolutely one of the best. He is extremely motivated and an inspirational athlete who ... Read full review

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Bergland is a wonderful vehicle for conveying the athletic mindset, and how to engage your psyche so you can achieve your personal fitness goals. His personal experiences and neuroscientist father ... Read full review

Contents

A Note from the Author
5
The Athletes Way to Health and Fitness
xvii
MY STORY 1
xxxi
SWEAT AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
46
THE BRAIN SCIENCE OF SPORT
78
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
121
AN OVERVIEW
142
THE CARDIO PROGRAM
162
THE STRETCH PROGRAM
226
THE NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY
242
STICKING WITH IT
268
THE SLEEP REMEDY
305
CHASE YOUR BLISS
319
Epilogue
331
Acknowledgments
333
ndex
341

THE STRENGTH PROGRAM
191

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Christopher Bergland is a Manhattan-based world-class endurance athlete. He holds a Guiness World Record for treadmill running (153.76 miles in 24 hours) and has won the longest nonstop triathalon in the world three times. He completed The Triple Ironman, a 7.2 mile swim, 336-mile bike, followed by a 78.6-mile run (done consecutively) in a record breaking time of 38 hours and 46 minutes. He directs the triathalon program at Chelsea Piers and has been sponsered by Kiehl's since 1996. He has been featured in dozens of TV, magazine, and newspaper articles including CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, Fox, Men's Journal, ESPN magazine, and the L.A. Times. He currently runs a Speciality Sporting goods shop in New York City called "JackRabbit Sports."

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