Homer's Travels: Book: Mark McClusky's "Faster, Higher, Stronger"

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book: Mark McClusky's "Faster, Higher, Stronger"

My sixteenth book was an interesting read about the present and future of sport.  Mark McClusky's "Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them" examines how athletes train, compete, recover, and sometimes cheat using bleeding edge science.

The book is divided into chapters, each covering a different aspect of the science of sport.  It covers training methods, nutrition, recovery methods, and equipment.  The book, while short, feels like a comprehensive treatment of the subject.  The author has a comfortable writing style (he writes for Wired magazine) and the book flows well.

While I am not a big participant in sports and my fandom is very limited, I found this book to be very interesting.  I guess it was the science and technology aspects of modern sport that grabbed me.

I gave the book four stars on Goodreads because even a sport-o-phobe like me enjoyed it.

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