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The New York Times bestseller that explains how groundbreaking scientific discoveries can help each of us achieve our personal best

Every week, Gretchen Reynolds single-handedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her popular New York Times column, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and stirs controversy by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise.

Here, Reynolds consults experts in a range of fields to share paradigm-shifting findings that were previously only available in academic and medical journals, including: 

·        20 minutes of cardio is all you need (and sometimes six minutes is enough)

·        Stretching before a workout is counterproductive

·        Chocolate milk is better than Gatorade for recovery

Whether you’re running ultramarathons or just want to climb the stairs without losing your breath, The First 20 Minutes will show you how to be healthy today and perform better tomorrow.

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"[A] great guide for the mindful athlete who wants to gain all the benefits of physical training while minimizing downtime from injury or overtraining"-- Danny Dreyer, founder of Chi Running

"There has never been a better time in history to grow stronger, faster, and smarter; there has never been a more helpful book than Gretchen Reynolds's The First 20 Minutes. Smart, clear, and beautifully useful, this is the new fitness bible for the modern age." -- Dan Coyle author of The Talent Code and Lance Armstrong's War

"The First 20 Minutes
is packed with interesting tips and insights. Pickle juice for cramps, who would have ever thought! Gretchen Reynolds once again delivers a winner." -- Dean Karnazes, uberathlete and New York Times bestselling author of Ultramarathon Man

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For more than a decade, GRETCHEN REYNOLDS has written about the science of health and fitness for the New York Times. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and son.

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