The Science of Endurance and Superhuman Feats

 

That’s what I think these superhuman achievements are all about — just saying yes, I can do it.

Hilaree Nelson Professional Ski Mountaineer
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The Science of Endurance and Superhuman Feats

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The ability to endure is the essential trait in every extreme athletic endeavor. Hundred-mile races, Himalayan Mountain expeditions, and cross-continental treks all require humans to push harder and achieve more than we ever thought possible. How important is the delicate interplay between mind and body in the struggle to keep pushing despite an agonizing will to stop? What is the distinction between physical and psychological endurance? Peak-performing explorers, mountaineers, ultra-runners, and sports psychologists share insights into how humans push beyond perceived physical limits to accomplish something extraordinary.

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