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THE 2013 MUSIC & WELLNESS TOUR
Christopher McDougall Interview:
NEW: The Big Book of Health and Fitness
What Others Are Saying...
"If you don't read Phil Maffetone, you're turning your back on one of the most powerfully probing minds in endurance sports. The brilliance of Maffetone's work is his re-discovery of the ancient understanding that the human engine doesn't need to be fueled on suffering, and that pain is only the penalty you pay for backburnering your brain. The best advice you could give any athlete, no matter what their level, is to read Maffetone and start over."
— Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and The Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.
“Dr. Maffetone shares his lifetime of experience in helping athletes of all abilities to become better.”
— Dr. Tim Noakes, author of Lore of Running.
“Dr. Phil’s balanced nutrition and natural snacks were a significant part of my preparation for the Olympic Games in Sydney. Thanks Dr. Phil!”
— Misty Hyman, Gold medalist, 200m butterfly.
"I have benefited from Dr. Phil Maffetone’s teaching for many years now. He has been an inspiration and source of knowledge in endurance training, and allowed me to compete in triathlon and stay healthy enough to complete a rigorous orthopaedic surgery residency program. During that same residency program, I completed a study on the effect of shoewear on running biomechanics, and was first inspired to design the project because of Dr. Maffetone’s writings. The study won a prestigious award from an international sports medicine society, and I presented the study to favorable review at the society’s international congress in Switzerland. I have also put my research to the test--running barefoot in several triathlons—and have even won my age-group! Some of what you will read may run counter to conventional wisdom; but if you keep an open mind and contemplate what you read in the following pages, you will discover a new source of knowledge and a way to keep your feet working well for life."
— William B. Workman, M.D., orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon.
“Dr. Maffetone's program is a sensible and balanced approach to better fitness and health”
— Kent Johnston, former strength and conditioning coach, Green Bay Packers.
“By teaching "Maximum Aerobic Function," Dr. Philip Maffetone is following the philosophy that has come down to us from the ancient Greeks. Their emphasis was on the cultivation of the self. The maximum function of the body was part of their “art of existence.”
— George Sheehan, M.D.
“Dr. Maffetone is one of the most sought after endurance coaches in the world”
— Velo News
“The great conductor Arturo Toscanini once remarked, ‘Tradition is the last bad performance.’ Like Toscanini, Philip Maffetone questions some of the weary tenets of performance training. His stable of athletes is perhaps the purest expression of his craft.”
— John Howard, bicycling legend and coach.
“Dr. Maffetone is a modern day medicine man whose views, practices and techniques extend far beyond the turbo charged adrenaline of the exercise kingdom.”
— William R. Katovsky, founding editor of Inside Triathlon Magazine and Triathlete Magazine.
"I consider Dr. Maffetone's advice an integral part of my success as an ultra-distance athlete. If your goal is to improve endurance, maximize energy and achieve optimal performance, this book is for you."
— Stu Mittleman, World Ultramarathon Champion; member, Ultrarunning Hall of Fame.
“Dr. Maffetone’s system goes beyond dealing with symptoms; he looks at health and fitness as an integrated balance. He deals with the whole picture clearly and directly. Fascinating and illuminating…and I feel great!”
— James Taylor, singer, recording artist.
“Thank you for the gift of your example; you’ve touched our lives. I appreciate your contribution to both my own physical health and to others.”
— Anthony Robbins
"The World Championship Pack-Burro race is a 29-mile run with a burro up and down a rocky 13,197-foot mountain pass in Colorado. The race course crosses high-altitude tundra and boulder fields, icy streams and snowfields that linger in the summer. I’d placed 2nd more times than I care to remember but wanted badly to win. Back in 1998 Dr. Phil Maffetone helped me put together a program to improve my endurance through better training and nutrition, and I won my first World Championship. Eleven years later I’ve now won the race six times, and at 49 years of age I’m looking for No. 7."
— Hal Walter