E. Paul Zehr


On his book Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

Cover Interview of May 27, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“A background in kinesiology and neuroscience, many years training in martial arts and an interest in comic books.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Becoming Batman provides the background for people to understand how their bodies work and how they respond to exercise and training.  In examining the possibility of a superhero, I explore the science of stress, exercise and injury using the life of one of pop culture’s biggest icons.”

On the second:

“All responses of the body to exercise, training, and skill learning involve the principle that adaptations occur to minimize the effect of the stress.”