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Dr. Phil Maffetone

Exercise

What is the MAF Test?

An objective measure of aerobic progress and an early-warning test for potential training problems. Among the important benefits of using a heart monitor is the ability to objectively measure your…
Nutrition

Fish oil supplements.

Omega-3 fats help promote cardiovascular and brain health, but the key to their effectiveness is an essential fat known as eicosapentaenoic acid, more easily pronounced by its acronym, EPA. Essential…
Exercise

The New Aerobic Revolution

Your wish list includes ridding the body of excess fat and losing weight, getting strong with unlimited energy, and improving sports performance while getting healthier—it’s about time. JB came to…
Exercise

Lactate: Update

Until recently, lactate in the blood from lactic acid from the muscles was thought of as a waste product that caused fatigue and muscle soreness. A revolution has occurred in…
Exercise

The Myth of the Peak

An excerpt from "The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing," by Dr. Philip Maffetone Periods of significant levels of fitness in endurance athletes—the highs and lows that frequently occur…