Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 12, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
Running has become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of people entering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, and going for a daily jog, whether on the track or on a treadmill. Unfortunately, with running comes injuries, as a result of wrong information and improper training. Author Jay Dicharry was tired of getting the same treatments from doctors that didn’t heal his joint and muscle pain from running, so he decided to combine different fields of clinical care, biomechanical analysis, and coaching to help you avoid common injuries and become the best runner you can be.

Along with clear and thorough explanations of how running influences the body, and how the body influences your running, this book answers many of the common questions that athletes have: Do runners need to stretch? What is the best way to run? What causes injuries? Which shoes are best for running? Is running barefoot beneficial?

The mobility and stability tests will assess your form, and the corrective exercises, along with step-by-step photos, will improve your core and overall performance, so that you can train and run with confidence, knowing how to avoid injuries!
 

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I found this book to be poorly written and poorly organized. I'm sure there's some useful information in there, but I just couldn't stand to finish the book in order to find it amidst the silly analogies. Read full review

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One month ago, I started training for a 5k race, which I signed up for, one month from now. 8 weeks to turn a non-runner into a person who can run for 3 miles without needing a medic. One week ago I ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Baby BiomechanicsThe Physics of Running
MicroanatomyWhat Are You Made
Beyond the Mileage LogTheres More to It Than Running
Soft Tissue MobilityDid Gumby Have It Right?
Dynamic Neuromuscular StrengthMake a Smarter Stronger
The Footwear Wrecking Ball is Swinging Back Hard Folks
Essentials of Running GaitThe Human Slingshot
Assessment and Development of the Athlete Within
Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again Corrective
Gait Vocabulary
Gait References
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