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Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise

March 10th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
ASIN : 006200753X

In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Alex Hutchinson, a physicist, award-winning journalist, and contributing editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, reveals the little-known and often surprising truths that science has uncovered about exercise. A book that ranges from cardio and weights to competition and weight loss, here are fascinating facts and practical tips for fitness buffs, competitive athletes, and popular science fans alike.
Get the physical copy; the Kindle version stinks
I was pretty excited to read this book. And the book is good. The Kindle version is terrible. I have never had such a bad experience with a Kindle book before. The Kindle version has no table of contents. The book has 111 questions with answers and all 111 are in the table of contents (according to other reviews I read). This makes the table of contents a quick way to reference any part of the book when you have a question. Not having the table of contents reduces the usability of this book greatly.

Another problem the Kindle version of the book suffers from is what I think are sidebars. The contents of the sidebars are just inserted in the text. So I am reading along and all of a sudden the topic seems to switch; the paragraph does not seem related to the previous one. Then, suddenly it is back to the first topic again. After this happened a few times I concluded that these must be sidebars in the book. I don’t know how other books deal with sidebars, but the way this book…

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