The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance Author David Epstein
ISBN-10 161723012X
ISBN-13 9781617230127
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Current
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The New York Times bestseller with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports The debate is as old as physical competition Are stars like Usain Bolt Michael Phelps and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so called 10 000 hour rule David Epstein tackles the great nature vs nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it Through on the ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism

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