With the wealth of information available on the benefits of physical activity, it’s easy to see why you should exercise regularly. What’s difficult, however, is starting a training program that works - and sticking to it. In the "Fitness Facts and Fallacies" chapter from Fitness Illustrated, author Brian Sharkey takes out the guesswork by introducing and explaining 12 proven fitness training principles. Going beyond the dos and don’ts, Sharkey also dispels common misconceptions that prevent people from achieving their fitness goals.
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About The Author
Brian Sharkey, PhD, is a leading fitness researcher, educator, and author. Sharkey has more than 45 years of experience in exercise, sport, and work physiology. He is professor emeritus at the University of Montana, where he served as director of the Human Performance Laboratory and remains associated with the university and lab. He currently serves as a consultant with several federal agencies in the areas of fitness, health, and work capacity, especially of wildland firefighters. He has won several awards for his work, including the 2009 International Association of Wildland Fire’s Wildland Fire Safety Award.
Sharkey authored or contributed to over a dozen books on exercise, sport, and work physiology and fitness and numerous research papers. He is past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and served on the NCAA committee on competitive safeguards and medical aspects of sports, where he chaired the Sports Science and Safety subcommittee, which uses research to improve the safety of intercollegiate athletics. He also coordinated the United States ski team Nordic Sports Medicine Council.