ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 236 pages
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More than 24 million people run in the United States alone, but 65 percent will have to stop at least once this year because of injury. Still others will choose to run through the pain. But in this groundbreaking book, ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer teaches us the running technique he created to heal and prevent injuries and also to run faster, farther, and with much less effort at any age.

ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles of the trunk, an approach that grows out of such disciplines as yoga, Pilates, and t'ai chi. This excellent step-by-step program offers training principles and is easily learned.

Dramatically reduce your potential for injuryMake knee pain and shin splints a thing of the pastGreatly reduce post-run recovery timeCreate a safe and effective training program Make running any distance enjoyable whether you're a beginning runner or a seasoned competitor

 

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User Review  - larossa - Overstock.com

An amazing book! All runners casual to Ultras need to read this and learn the proper way to run to avoid injury and enjoy the experience! I have been a runner for 30 years and no longer wonder how ... Read full review

Innovative approach to the old adage

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Insight from ancient eygpt eastern practices fuses with modern western athletism in hopes of promoting injury free exercise and a heighten sense of selfawareness. Meyer shares his own personal experience with Tai Chi and his coaching experience with his clients. Read full review

Contents

Running Lessons from a Tai Chi Master
1
A Revolution in Running
13
The Four ChiSkills
42
The Basic Components of Technique
58
Transitioning into and out of Running
95
The Beauty of Learning and the Blessing
154
Peak Performance and Racing
192
Getting the Most Chi from
204
Run as You Live Live as You Run
216
Appendix A Guide to the Muscles Referred
223
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About the author (2004)

Danny Dreyer, an esteemed running coach and a nationally ranked ultra-marathon runner, has over thirty years of running experience and is a student of internationally renowned t'ai chi master George Xu. He has been published in Runner's World and Running Times, and is the author of his own monthly ChiRunning newsletter. He lives in the Bay Area and has taught the ChiRunning method to thousands of people with profound results.

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