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The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise

Molecules That Move Us

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$28.95 • £23.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674724945

Publication Date: 03/17/2014


352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 24 line illustrations

Belknap Press


  • Prologue: Molecules in Motion
  • 1. Function Follows Form
  • 2. An Experiment of One
  • 3. The Gene for Gold Medals
  • 4. Not Too Fast, Not Too Slow
  • 5. Lactic Acid Acquitted
  • 6. Catch an Edge
  • 7. Your Brain on Exercise
  • 8. Live High
  • 9. Run Like a Woman
  • 10. Drinking Games
  • 11. More Gain, Less Pain
  • 12. Chasing the Holy Grail
  • Epilogue: The Next Race
  • Appendix: Visualizing Protein Structures
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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