(Pdf/E–pub) Fitness for Geeks by Bruce W. Perry

Fitness for Geeks

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I got this book for my husband thinking that he would enjoy it as a geek I imagined it would clearly lay out the science behind diet and exercise principles in a scientific manner leaving out the photos of musclebound dudes that I d imagine would turn off a geek from other fitness booksWhat was I not expecting A thinly veiled piece of Paleo diet propaganda When I Say Veiled I Only Mean That It Was Not Say Veiled I Only Mean That It Was Not veiled I only mean that it was not mentioned the front or back covers I m not saying paleo doesn t work for some people but I don t appreciate it being described in such smug scientific terms when the science behind the diet is in fact not as solid as it might appear Occasionally the author will ask an actual dietitian uestions in a sidebar often including what do you think of Paleo as the final uestion It doesn t present options other than paleo and offers dubious advice please note chocolate is not actually physically addictive You may have an emotional need for it but your body does not suffer withdrawl if you stop Don t compare it to coffee it is not the sameAlthough called Fitness for geeks the diet portion takes up the majority of the book When we finally get to fitness the info is cursory at best and no surprise CrossFit is pushed actually I don t mind CrossFit but it s not useful in a book like this and it s totally expected from the paleo leanings in the beginning At this point it became clear to me that while called Fitness for Geeks what it meant was Fitness for geeks who are also dudes There are exactly 3 photos of a woman in this section In all three she is demonstrated using weight machines except one where she has tiny dumbbells and does hammer curls The male demonstrator meanwhile shows exercises such as back suats with a barbell I know a fair bit about fitness I m geeky and also a weight lifting enthusiast and ONE OF THE MOST DAMAGING THINGS TO WOMEN IS of the most damaging things to women is concept that they musn t use heavy free weights Of course all the text in the book is aimed at men gee I wonder why there aren t lady geeks maybe we. If you’re interested in how things work this guide will help you experiment with one crucial system you usually ignore your body and its health Long hours focusing on code or circuits tends to stifle notions of nutrition but with this educational and highly useful book you can approach fitness through science whether it’s investigating your ancestral health or using the lat. Are all bad at math Or Maybe We Sense That maybe we sense that are automatically excluded even from pandering pieces of poop like this book The info on tracking is very detailed far beyond what I think a beginner geek would info on tracking is very detailed far beyond what I think a beginner geek would about Overall the book is poorly organized and I cannot ecommend it There are many better books on diet and fitness to be found and they all come without the side helping of condescension Fitness for Geeks is a cool idea an O Reilly book targeted at geeks all about staying healthy As a geek who has lost 100 pounds in the last few years and who wants to lose 40 this was the perfect book for me Or so I thoughtThe book is actually very disappointing Despite clearly being targeted at geeks it even includes a number of detailed Green Eyed Envy references to programming it s unsatisfying A chapter on nutrients goes into extremely geeky detail about the chemical makeup of various foodstuffs but none of it has any apparent practical applications not much in the way of do this do that kind of advice just a bunch of isn t that neat factsIt also contains a chapter and many sections within later chapterseferencing available tools and web sites you can geek out on or use to collect statistics and measurements I understand where this comes from my ability to closely monitor and study things mathematically was instrumental in my weight loss but such material inherently dates the book it s less than a year old but already many of the tools mentioned have been supplanted by better ones Material like that needs to be current which means its better suited for a blog post than a printed bookFitness for Geeks is also full of an awful lot of woo Party of my geeky nature is my tendency to
BE SKEPTICAL SO A LOT OF 
skeptical so a lot of pseudoscience about the Paleo diet it has its benefits but it s got a LOT of problems and the usual buy only from local farmer s markets and whole foods crap I found uite irritating It s one thing to make these kinds of suggestions but to assert their factual superiority with so little supporting sci. Est self tracking apps and gearTune into components of your health through discussions on food exercise sleep hormesis and other issues as well as interviews with various scientists and athletes and discover healthy ways to tinker with your lifestyleLearn to live in the modern digital world and still be physically vibrantExamine apps and widgets for self tracking various fitnes. Entific evidence is another matter and it set my skeptic alarm bells ingingGood chapters on exercise outines decent chapters on food and a handful of good stuff on alarm bells ingingGood chapters on exercise outines decent chapters on food and a handful of good stuff on were in the book but were largely surrounded by filler that couldn t be turned into actionable tasks The book left me wanting much much detail in terms of actual things I could do How does a book like this not include some kind of FA with uestions like I ve plateaued what can I do or What are some good snacks for the middle of the day How does the exercise section not include suggestions for alternatives to certain exercises for gyms that lack the euipment or for people with common injuriesOne chapter brings up intermittent fasting but barely goes into any detail about it at all Why even bring it up if all usable information about it is behind a Google wall The book is also annoyingly written with constant Asides And Inline Data and inline data so numerous that they actually occasionally make it difficult to just ead the normal book part of the book Speaking of which DO NOT GET THE KINDLE VERSION The constant formatting changes and layout adjustments make the Kindle version of the book literally unreadable I had to The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families re purchase the book on O Reilly s site to get a PDF versionOverall not that great and inferior to spending a day or a couple lunch breaks Googling around I wouldn teally When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers recommend it people who are looking to get healthy if they are not currently will find it sorely lacking in useful information in favor of pointless factoids and those who have adopted a healthy lifestyle will find it largely uninformativeGreat idea weak execution Perhaps a second edition is in order Have two words for this book Horse shit Informative and helpful Ieally enjoyed the balance of detailed analysis and pragmatism it s a pity that the tracking tool sections h Some good and useful ideas but overall lacking in scientific Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase rigor I would have preferred a narrower scope with thoroughesearch less anecdotal information and a formal style. S issuesZero in on carbs fats proteins vitamins minerals and phytochemicalsFind and choose food and learn when to eat and when to fastReboot your system through movement in the outside worldSelect from than a dozen techniues for your gym workoutFuel fitness by focusing on the science of nutrition and supplementsApply lifestyle hacks such as high intensity exercise and good stre. .