Winning in the Olympics by Scientific American audiobook

Winning in the Olympics

By Scientific American
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The Olympics are the world’s most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune-in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics? Hours of training? A psychological advantage? Of all the athletes who dedicate their lives—and bodies—to achieving that perfect moment of triumph, why will one person or team win out over another? Science has some compelling answers, and in this audiobook, Winning in the Olympics, Scientific American explores this topic from various angles. Beginning with section one, we look inside the mind of an elite athlete and tackle questions of how to face a rivalry or maintain a positive attitude in the face of defeat. Other sections discuss the sticky issues surrounding genetic advantages and physical prowess, drugs and doping, injury and recovery, and finally the latest scientific advice for the rest of us mere mortals to be fit and healthy. You’ll find both inspiration and answers in this indispensable audiobook from the editors of Scientific American, the leading authority on science, technology, and innovation.

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The Olympics are the world’s most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune-in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics? Hours of training? A psychological advantage? Of all the athletes who dedicate their lives—and bodies—to achieving that perfect moment of triumph, why will one person or team win out over another?

Science has some compelling answers, and in this audiobook, Winning in the Olympics, Scientific American explores this topic from various angles. Beginning with section one, we look inside the mind of an elite athlete and tackle questions of how to face a rivalry or maintain a positive attitude in the face of defeat. Other sections discuss the sticky issues surrounding genetic advantages and physical prowess, drugs and doping, injury and recovery, and finally the latest scientific advice for the rest of us mere mortals to be fit and healthy. You’ll find both inspiration and answers in this indispensable audiobook from the editors of Scientific American, the leading authority on science, technology, and innovation.

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Author Bio: Scientific American

Author Bio: Scientific American

Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the United States and the home of the most exciting authors presenting the most dynamic ideas in science today. As the leading popular source and authority on science, technology, and innovation, Scientific American’s award-winning scientist-authored content engages, educates, and inspires current and future generations of curious citizens and public and private sector leaders.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 5.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English