Faster, Higher, Stronger

  • by Mark McClusky
  • Narrated by Mark McClusky
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it’s impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them. In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings listeners behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body. At the exciting new frontier of sports, science, and technology, the book explores:


The role that genes and training play
How to find hidden champions and fasttrack greatness
The truth about the 10,000 hours rule
New research on breaking through fatigue
Revolutions in data and nutrition
And how we can apply the lessons about focus, dedication, and sheer ingenuity in our own lives.
Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds.

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What the Critics Say

“Success in top-level sports is no longer just an athletic contest - it's a learning contest that takes place on the frontiers of science, technology, and the human body. If you're interested in understanding and competing in this new world, you need to buy Mark McClusky's smart, invigorating, and useful book, right now.'' (Daniel Coyle, New York Times best-selling author of Lance Armstrong's War)

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Excellent Book

This book was well researched and professionally presented. I love the fact the author read his own book and you can hear that he really knows his stuff. This a a book of athletic science that was presented in a fascinating and entertaining way. But make no mistake, this is science and a fine scholarly work. In fact, this is a great book for anyone interested in the scientific pursuit of improving athletic performance.
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- Dr. Ron

Similar to the sports Gene

Still great interesting book. Not as well voice acted and doesn't have the same level of story telling about athletes as The Sports Gene. It does have similar content. For example I fast forwarded through chapter 6 because it seemed identical to a chapter in the sports gene. But this book does go a bit more into performance enhancers, why they work, and what they benefit.
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- Joseph Bredahl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2014
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC