Every day the limits of the human body and being pushed. From sport science to nutrition, and from psychology to neuroscience, elite athletes are being trained differently, and are pushing the boundaries of performance. In his fantastic new book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can Learn from Them Wired.com editor Mark McClusky teaches us how the scientific advances used by our elite athletes can also benefit the everyday athlete, and our kids.
I just finished this great book, and I recently had the chance to catch up with Mark via Skype. You are welcome to watch the video or download the audio below it.
A couple of the big takeaways from this interview:
- The competitive benefits of being a late bloomer
- Fatigue might be a mental trigger more so than a physical one
- The performance enhancement tool everyone can use more of… sleep!
Also, at the end of the interview, Mark shares his #1 piece of advice to everyday coaches and parents (after learning from the worlds best performance experts) and it is something we speak about here a lot.
Enjoy, and if you are looking for a last minute stocking stuffer, you can grab Mark’s book here:
And here is my list of the best books of 2014 (which came out prior to the release of this great book, which certainly would have made it!)