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Slow burn : slow down, burn fat, and unlock the energy within
Mittleman, Stu, 1951-
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First edition.
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New York : HarperResource, [2000]

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xxvii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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BF637.S4 M58 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Life Is A Marathon...Are You Ready To Go The Distance?

Here's your chance to train for the marathon of life with endurance master Stu Mittleman. Learn the three-part program he used to set a world record in the ultramarathon so you can go the distance and feel great doing it every single day.


Your attitude determines how far you go. Whether you want unbounded energy in your everyday life or to run your best marathon ever, you must believe it is possible. Stu will show you his magic steps to focus on the present moment so you can go farther with less effort than ever before.


Nothing creates energy like movement, and no form of movement is healthier or more sustainable than running at an aerobic, fat-burning pace. Learn Stu's concept of excessive moderation to power you through your life. Get in tough with the innate wisdom your body holds and learn to diagnose and heal yourself through muscle testing. Understand you heart-rate zones so you can train to go forever.


Short-term energy sources like caffeine and sugar may get you through the moment, but they leave you exhausted in the long run. Stu's nutrition program will energize you throughout the day and week, not just the hour ahead. He recommends real food over prepackaged food, drinking water all day long, and eating small meals throughout the day.

Get ready to go all day and feel energized, not exhausted. Slow Burn will show you how.

Table of Contents

Anthony Robbins
Before You Set Outp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Part 1 How to Think for the Distancep. 1
1. Believe in Yourself: You Can Do More Than You Thinkp. 3
2. Treat Your Body As Your Partnerp. 9
3. Be the Master of Your Own Fatep. 12
4. Stay in the Moment--the Future Will Take Care of Itselfp. 19
5. Set Process-Oriented Goalsp. 23
6. Move Forward in Small, Manageable Incrementsp. 27
7. Have the Courage to Stick with Your Planp. 34
8. Act As If Everything That Happens Is for the Goodp. 40
9. Follow the 85-Percent Rulep. 46
Part 2 How to Train for the Distancep. 49
10. Ask Your Body What It Wantsp. 52
11. Always Buy a Shoe Fit, Not a Shoe Sizep. 77
12. Breathe for Maximum Energyp. 94
13. Focus Your Form on a Series of Metaphorsp. 98
14. Discover the Appeal of Burning Fatp. 109
15. Structure Leads to Freedomp. 138
16. Stu's Recipe for Heart-Rate Zonesp. 144
17. Meet Your New Training Buddy: A Heart-Rate Monitorp. 163
18. Create a Customized Training Programp. 168
Part 3 How to Eat for the Distancep. 207
19. Generate Energy from Withinp. 211
20. Change Your Diet, Change Your Lifep. 216
21. Make Friends with Fatp. 232
22. Banish Sugar from Your Dietp. 247
23. The Promise of Proteinp. 260
24. How Supplements Can Boost Your Body's Natural Powerp. 270
25. Personalize Your Food Strategiesp. 279
Appendix Stu Mittleman Recommends...the Endurance Essentialsp. 294
Indexp. 299