In the last few years, the field of exercise science has undergone a radical transformation, with more and more research showing the importance of the exercise-specific components of a healthy diet.
That’s what exercise science professor Peter Hotez and his team at McGill University decided to do with a book that is expected to sell about $100,000, and which will feature over 100 illustrations of various exercise techniques.
Hotez says the book, which will be available in paperback and eBook formats, will be a useful resource for anyone interested in the field, from beginners to experts.
“I think it’s a really good book,” Hoteaz says.
“There’s a lot of good research that is available out there.
We just wanted to add a little bit of that to the mix and help people get more comfortable with exercise.”
For example, the book will focus on different types of resistance training, such as squats, deadlifts and pull-ups, and it will cover exercises that include kettlebells, dumbbells and kettlebell machines.
Hotezan also hopes that the book can provide readers with information about the science behind some of the more common and controversial exercise techniques that are commonly used today.
For example: how many calories do kettlebell exercises burn?
What are the nutritional benefits of running on a kettlebell?
And how much of a workout does the elliptical really do for your heart?
Hotezon says he has already gotten the feedback he’s been looking for from the book’s release date.
“People have told me that they really like it,” he says.
“The book is not a book about exercise, it’s more about people’s lives.”
But for some people, the books weight will be too much.
The exercise science book The Human Performance Myth, which was released last year by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an exercise and fitness bible that features exercise and exercise science as well as nutrition advice.
And in 2015, a book called The Workout Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Strength and Conditioning came out, which includes a ton of research that has shown that people tend to lose more weight if they exercise more.
But Hoteza says he’s hoping that by making his book accessible, the public can get a better idea of the importance exercise science plays in our lives.
“We have a lot to learn about exercise from the way we think about it, from the research we do, from how we look at it,” Hotesz says.
He hopes that by getting the public more familiar with the work that he’s done and the scientific background behind it, people will become more comfortable in taking part in more of the world’s fitness programs.
“It’s an opportunity to get a little more out of your life,” Hotsz says, adding that he hopes his book will help people see exercise as something they can get involved in without having a large financial commitment.
Hotesz’s book will be published on March 8.