All Black legend Buck Shelford was the epitome of brute strength, determination and athletic prowess. It was a shock to New Zealand sports fans, then, when he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 2005, which he subsequently overcame with treatment. More recently, after a public battle with his weight, Buck successfully shed over 25 kilos. Accessible and user-friendly, Buck Up draws on Buck's personal experience with health issues, but goes far beyond - along with highly regarded sports scientist Dr Grant Schofield, Buck offers a wide array of information and realistic tips to improve the quality of life for Kiwi males and their loved ones. A book full of big ideas and practical advice, as well as a good dose of blokey humour, Buck Up promises to positively alter awareness and approaches to men's health, for both everyday males and practitioners.
Wayne 'Buck' Shelford played 48 games for the All Blacks, 31 as captain (1985-90). Nowadays, he maintains an active public profile, including commentating rugby for Maori TV and writing for the New Zealand Herald. Dr Grant Schofield is Director & Professor of Public Health, Centre for Physical Activity & Nutrition at AUT, with particular interests in sports and health promotion.