Used price: $2.12
Collectible price: $6.35
I had not referred to "Maximum Performance" in many years and a few months ago unexpectedly saw a good copy in a used book store. That refreshed my memory. I did not buy the used copy because I thought I had a good copy, but when I returned home I learned that it had become water damaged. Alas, when I returned to the used book store the copy I'd seen had been sold. Still, I read through my water damaged and slightly smelly copy of Morehouse's "Maximum Performance" and decided that even a discolored and odoriforous copy was better than no copy. It remains in my library in a sealed plastic bag until the book is re-issued or I can find another copy.
Regardless of the specific physical activity, whether you are teaching about sports or coaching them, whether you are interested in improving your own physical performance or interested in avoiding injuries in your own physical performance, in sports or at work, this book has a lot to offer you. I was working on a Fire Department and EMS ambulance service when I first read this book and was quickly able to apply much of the advice to daily working tasks. My skills in lifting patients and lifting fire hose, performing CPR and climbing ladders, all improved with a little thought and rehersal as suggested in Dr. Morehouse's excellent book. By following Dr. Morehouse's advice I also ended up playing quarterback on our fire department football team even though I was by no means the biggest or strongest player on the field.
At the time, Dr. Morehouse was a pioneer in the field and developed an incredibly successful record training Olympic caliber athletes as well as spacefaring astronauts. He set the standard with "Maximum Performance" and it is a treasure that is missed and needs to be reissued in the 21st century.
Used price: $999.99
Collectible price: $9.95
Used price: $6.95
Collectible price: $7.00