Superbodies Peak Performance Secrets from the World's Best Athletes
Peak Performance Secrets from the World's Best Athletes
By Greg Wells PhD
Physiologist Greg Wells explores the extreme limits of human health and performance – from elite athletes to people with chronic disease – in Superbodies. Superbodies decodes the science behind Olympic performance to understand the magic of the human body and includes high-performance tips for people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and fitness.
Wells explains how the same training elite athletes follow can be effective for most people, what is happening inside your body when you’re exercising and fighting illness and what makes leading athletes successful. Wells outlines simple choices that can make a huge difference.
Superbodies is an inside look that draws on Wells’ research at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto and more than fifteen years experience working with Olympic athletes. Wells’ research focuses on respiratory and muscle diseases including cystic fibrosis and metabolic syndrome, and competitive situations encountered by athletes looking to achieve international medal performances.
- About the author:
- Greg Wells, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and in the Department of Anaesthesia at the University of Toronto. He is also an Associate Scientist in Physiology & Experimental Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. Wells works with Olympic and elite athletes around the world and is the sports science and sport medicine analyst for CTV's Olympic broadcasts. The Gemini-winning Superbodies segments were seen by millions around the world during the Vancouver Olympic Games. New Superbodies segments are in production for the Summer Olympics in 2012. Greg regularly appears on CTV's Canada AM and TSN's Off the Record. Visit his website at www.drgregwells.com and follow him on Twitter @drgregwells.