Peak

The New Science of Athletic Performance that Is Revolutionizing Sports
Narrated by: Dr. Marc Bubbs
Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (191 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There is a new revolution happening in sports as more and more athletes are basing their success on this game-changing combination: health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset. Unfortunately, the evidence-based techniques that the expert PhDs, academic institutions, and professional performance staffs follow can be in stark contrast to what many athletes actually practice. When combined with the noise of social media, old-school traditions, and bro-science, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction.

Peak is a groundbreaking book exploring the fundamentals of high performance (not the fads), the importance of consistency (not extreme effort), and the value of patience (not rapid transformation). Dr. Marc Bubbs makes deep science easy-to-understand, and with information from leading experts who are influencing the top performers in sports on how to achieve world-class success, he lays out the record-breaking feats of athleticism, and strategies that are rooted in this personalized approach. Dr. Bubbs expertly brings together the worlds of health, nutrition, and exercise, and synthesizes the salient science into actionable guidance. Regardless if you’re trying to improve your physique, propel your endurance, or improve your team’s record, looking at performance through this lens is absolutely critical for lasting success.

Please note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Marc Bubbs (P)2019 Chelsea Green Publishing

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Please get a professional narrator....

The narrator sounds so close to a computer voice, at times I wondered if it actually WAS narrated by a computer. The monotone, lack of inflection, awkward pauses...its almost too much. Im afraid that the audiobook version of this otherwise good book will cause alot of people to miss out on useful information. It truly, truly is a struggle to focus and listen to this narrator.

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Awesome!

My favorite part about this book is that the author asks many questions that he then goes on to answer objectively with sound scientific research. He doesn’t add his own opinion unless clearly stated and he doesn’t exaggerate or underestimate findings. It is clear and a book you may want to put on repeat a few times until you’re able to understand all of the concepts. They are scholarly and can give your brain a little twist if you’re not a commoner of functional medicine principles.

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information dense

I learned a lot from this title, It was a little tough to follow in audiobook format, because it was so information dense, but information is good! The information goes beyond most of the stuff you read online and in magazines, and the author takes pains to explain the underlying research.

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Just a Word Salad

Nothing actionable and nearly all conclusions include the phrase “It depends” or “we just don’t know”

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PieRsquareSportsScience.

This book is very well narrated considering the high caliber content included in every chapter. I use Audible.com to preview books on my Amazon.com wish list. This is definitely one of those books that I will proceed to purchase the hardcover version. There’s so much to learn from that it simply requires more than just listening to it. It is definitely a keeper for your personal ‘sports science’ library.

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Superb

Almost too much detail at times. but in every way, Dr. Bubbs gives hope to athletes of all ages. I have made serious nutritional shifts based on his advice. Read the book if you have more than a casual approach to fitness.

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this book is freaken awesome!

I enjoyed this book very much because this was actually exactly the information that I was looking for the book reveals all strategies of professional atlas regarding nutrition and supplements. generation is very good and the content is well organised I would recommend this book to anyone who aims to take himself to the next level both physical and mental.

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As a personal trainer PEAK was wat i needed to move me into a new mindset and to be more efficient in motivating my clients to achieve there goals. Thank you i loved every minute

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Utterly amazing!!!

I wasn't expecting from a sport book something as advanced as the wisdoms of the generalist experts and how something that aparently doesn't anything to anothers areas of tour life can afects others... It's simply amazing, now I gotta listen again and again to absorb all of this knowledge🎉.

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Fantastic information

The book was very well written. it is very technical in nature but it gives a ton of practical things to do to improve our physical and mental out put.

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  • 10-27-19

Not suitable as an Audi book

As per several other reviews the narration is very hard to listen to but I did get used to it.

However, the contents are very detailed and lots of numbers and ratios quoted for nutrition etc that are hard to absorb in audio format but can be underlined and highlighted in hard copy. This book is really fir the elite, very serious sportsperson or professional practitioner.

There is a heavy reliance on ‘evidence’ that in places I am sure will be disputed in time as science progresses.

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  • Alexandra Suranyi
  • 08-08-19

Extremely useful

Good insight into different factors that affect performance, all supported my a vastly detailed scientific explanation. Many practical suggestions, but if you are not one for detail, then some parts might be a bit overwhelming. Highly recommended, if you are an athlete or are training athletes on any level.

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  • 08-26-20

sports nutrition

I found this book to be heavily about sports nutrition which is interesting but not what I was looking for. lots of data moved through quickly. not an ideal listen. last few chapters have more psychological aspect of performance.

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  • 05-24-20

Probably better in hardback

As a strength and conditioning coach, I absolutely loved this book. My low overall score has more to do with me than the book. I personally found it hard to absorb this and found myself having to re-listen to segments over and over again. I think this would be better in hardback.

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  • Matvey
  • 04-05-20

A book to read rather than listen to!

Very informative but delivered in a thoroughly dull scientific manner. Difficult to follow at times without digesting what had been said and hearing the section multiple times. Where are those pdf supplements?!

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  • martin cameron
  • 02-21-20

Very interesting

Probably more useful for pro and semi pro's. Still interesting for the amateur athlete too

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  • 01-02-20

A good read for anyone starting out.

Dr. Marc Bubbs provides a good overview of an array of specialist area's that will help anyone wanting to understand athletic performance better. From education on your sleep to glucose function during a race to team sport nutrition, PEAK does it best to uncover every aspect of athletic performance along with quality referencing of other professionals or related research material. I didn't find this an inspirational listen but it has filled a number of gaps in my own understanding of performance.