Dr. Martin Gibala's favorite books

  • The First 20 Minutes

    The First 20 Minutes

    The First 20 Minutes

    Gretchen Reynolds
    Health & Fitness
    3.81 (4,085)

    Offers advice to casual and serious exercisers on the latest understandings about the mental and physical aspects of a fitness program, sharing recommendations for a range of exercise goals.

    Dr. Martin Gibala

    a really good book

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  • The Craft of Scientific Writing

    The Craft of Scientific Writing

    The Craft of Scientific Writing

    Michael Alley
    Science
    3.87 (122)

    The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers- both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions- write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from laboratory reports to grant proposals and from internal communications to press releases, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. The book will also be useful for self-study and it will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger and larger over the years, this one is slimming down, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In regard to the section on language, the new edition goes into more depth about how to make connections between ideas- an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Second, the new edition also explores more deeply about how to design illustrations so that they are more persuasive. Third, the new edition does a better job of explaining the purposes of different sections to a journal paper, such as literature review, methods, results, etc.

    Dr. Martin Gibala

    a book like The Craft of Scientific Writing helps provide some tips there because if youre a scientist coming up, youre constantly writing.

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  • Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

    Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

    Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

    Alex Hutchinson
    Health & Fitness
    4.01 (1,653)

    There’s plenty of conventional wisdom on health and fitness – but how much of it is scientifically sound? The truth is: less than you’d think. In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?, physicist and award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson tackles dozens of commonly held beliefs and looks at just what research science has – and has not – proven to be true: Should I exercise when I’m sick? · Do I get the same workout from the elliptical machine that I get from running? · What role does my brain play in fatigue? · Will running ruin my knees? · To lose weight, is it better to eat less or exercise more? · How should I adapt my workout routine as I get older? · Does it matter what I’m thinking about when I train? · Will drinking coffee help or hinder my performance? · Should I have sex the night before a competition? This myth-busting book covers the full spectrum of exercise science and offers the latest in research from around the globe, as well as helpful diagrams and plenty of practical tips on using proven science to improve fitness, reach weight loss goals, and achieve better competition results.

    Dr. Martin Gibala

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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