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Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

By Hutchinson, Alex

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If you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's Endure.' - BEAR GRYLLS How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential: what defines a person's limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits. In Endure Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. He presents an overview of science's search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs' legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology. Going beyond the traditional mechanical view of human limits, he instead argues that a key element in endurance is how the brain responds to distress signals-whether heat, or cold, or muscles screaming with lactic acid-and reveals that we can train to improve brain response.

Book Title Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
ISBN 9780008285098
By Author(s) Hutchinson, Alex
Publisher HarperCollins
Pages 320
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 15.9cm x 3cm x 24cm

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