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The Maffetone Method


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Foreword, by Mark Allen Preface Introduction The Maffetone Method Questionnaire; The Method; Is Your Workout Working?; Too Fat?; Are You Aerobically Deficient? Part 1: Understanding the Basics 1. Defining Exercise Health and Fitness; Aerobic and Anaerobic; Muscle Fibers; Go Aerobic; Activity and Exercise; Training and Endurance; Overtraining and Undertraining 2. Exercise and Stress Stressed Out?; Any of These Sound Familiar?; Effects of Excess Stress; Stages of the Stress Reaction; The General Adaptation Syndrome; Your Stress List; Simple Ways to Avoid Stress; Exercises That Increase Stress; Stress Testing 3. The Structural, Chemical, and Mental Aspects of Exercise Structural Benefits; Chemical Benefits; Mental Benefits 4. Developing Maximum Aerobic Function Measuring Fat Burning; Top Reasons for Increased Body Fat; Why Build an Aerobic Base? 5. Developing the Anaerobic System Anaerobic Training; Sample One-Hour Workouts; Build Your Base; Summary of Anaerobic Benefits 6. Exercise and Heart Rate Measuring Your Heart Rate; 220 or 180-Formula?; The 180-Formula; Modifying Your Heart Rate 7. The Use of Heart Rate Monitors The Maximum Aerobic Function Test; Steady Progress; MAF Test and Competition 8. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Stretching Warming Up; Cooling Down; The Right Rate; Active Warm-Up and Recovery in Competition; Stretching; Even for Golf 9. The Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome Quantity versus Quality of Life; ADS; Correcting ADS 10. The Overtraining Syndrome Three Stages of Overtraining; Menstrual Problems and Overtraining; Correction of Overtraining Part 2: Individualizing Your Program 11. A New Beginning: Starting Your Program Start Simply; Walking; Children and Exercise; Other Activities; Exercises to Avoid; Starting Out: Exercises to Avoid; Your First Workout 12. Modifying Your Program Is Your Workout Working?; Goals, Equipment, Aerobic Base; Frustration; Direction and Measurement 13. Rehabilitation: Restoring Your Youth Quality of Life; Heart Disease; Blood Fats; Hypertension; Blood-Sugar Problems; Osteoporosis; Rehabilitation; Walking in Water 14. Changing with the Seasons Spring; Summer; Fall; Winter; Dressing for Successful Exercise; SAD 15. Exercise Footwear: Finding the Right Shoe How Shoes Can Cause Stress; Arch Function; Taping and Other Joint Support; Other Ankle Dysfunction; Proper Shoe Fit; How to Buy Athletic Shoes 16. Anatomy of an Injury NSAIDs; The Structural Injury; The Chemical Injury; The Mental or Emotional Injury; Mending Your Own Injury; The Correct Therapy 17. The Diaphragm Muscle The Diaphragm and the Abdominals; Breathing in Step 18. If Einstein Were Your Coach Bad Timing; Relative Timing 19. Training Schedules for Competition A Marked Improvement; Less Is More 20. Diet and Nutrition General Dietary Recommendations; The Top Diet Dos and Don'ts; Carbohydrate Intolerance; The Two-Week Test; The Importance of Snacking to Burn Fat; Follow the Plan; Balancing Dietary Fat; The Good, Bad, and Ugly Fats Bibliography Index

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