Tom Brady Is Drowning in Pseudoscience

Tom Brady Is Drowning in Pseudoscience
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I am done with testimonials from professional athletes. I've spent the last year and a half reporting and writing a book about exercise recovery1, and what I've learned is that advice from elite athletes is often cluttered with pseudoscientific explanations for their stupendous results. The problem is that gifted athletes don't necessarily know how they got that way. Or, in the words of David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene,” “Just because you're a bird doesn't mean you're an ornithologist.”

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