Endure

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Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance | 15 CEU
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The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?

Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.

But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.

The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for Outside and Runner’s World, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate that the capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field.
  • Comprehend that physical barrier are set by the brain as by your body.
  • This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.
  • Implement strategies of elite athletes and evidence-based data from high-tech labs about endurance and how it can its barriers are defined.

Exam & Book Info

  • Exam: 100 true/false statements. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
  • Kindle eBook: 4216 KB. ASIN: B0716GZX33. Accessible in the U.S. only. You must have an active amazon account. The email associated with your active amazon account, must be the same email used for this order--otherwise you may not receive your Kindle eBook and may need to repurchase it. Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Androids, iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, etc. Enjoy Kindle eBooks on any device with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC and Mac, and on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets. Learn more here.
  • Book: Paperback, 336pp. Feb 2021. ISBN-13: 978-0062499981

Continuing Education Info

  • Accepted by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Level of difficulty: 3/Advanced
  • Learning Domains: 1, 2

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