Just finished reading this book, and I must say, it’s probably the best book I have ever read on exercise. Period.
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise was written by Alex Hutchinson, an exercise science journalist who blogs regularly at ‘Sweat Science‘, now a featured column in runners world magazine. You can tell he’s a runner when you read. However, he covers all types of exercise and the book is useful for anyone.
Despite discussing tons of scientific research (all referenced in the back of the book, to my delight), the book is very easy to read.
This is a fantastic reference for anyone, from the beginning gym-goer to advanced athletes.
How can a book be good for both extremes? Read my review: