The Maffetone Method: The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness
Dr. Philip Maffetone is a nationally known authority on fitness, nutrition, and health. Triathlete magazine's "Coach of the Year," he is particularly well known in endurance sports circles and numbers six-time Hawaii Ironman champion Mark Allen among his clients. The Maffetone Method focuses on a unique, painless approach to exercise that assures more fat-burning, increased energy, stronger bones and joint support, and improved mental well-being. The information applies to couch potatoes looking to get back into shape as well as serious athletes. Maffetone's low-stress methods work for whatever method of aerobic exercise one might choose: walking, running, cycling, dancing, Stairmaster, swimming, etc; anaerobic exercise such as weightlifting or using other resistance methods can be used to complement the program. Readers will learn how to avoid the common injuries associated with exercise and activity, and work out without pain, overtraining, and expense. Maffetone will describe to readers how to customize their exercise and nutrition programs to meet their own goals and schedules. Maffetone promotes a holistic view of health that integrates elements of one's entire lifestyle. A bit of an iconoclast, he is critical of stretching, fancy running shoes, fad diets (in moderation, he notes, eggs, butter, and red wine are good for you), and overtraining. A healthy family life is an integral part of one's overall health, he says. To illustrate how his program works, Maffetone profiles four common types of individuals: someone who works out but whose program needs modification; someone who stops and starts exercising on a regular basis; a true beginner; and someone who needs to begin an exercise program because of poor health.
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