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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings
  • 1620871599
  • 9781620871591
  • 52,955

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Running is a simple sport, right? But why does almost everyone get hurt? As Jay discovers in this valuable guide, the reason is an amazingly complex mix of anatomy, strength, forces, vectors, and footwear effects. Alas, after reading this book and feeling what running really is, you will rediscover and understand its simplicity . . . then you can throw the rest of the library away. --Dr. Mark Cucuzzella This is the best resource on running biomechanics and injury prevention. The corrective exercises have become part of my training routine, improved my performance, and reduced my injuries. --Alan Webb, American record holder in the mile This is the bestresource on running biomechanics and injury prevention. The correctiveexercises have become part of my training routine, improved my performance, andreduced my injuries. --Alan Webb, American record holder in the mile Running is a simplesport, right? But why does almost everyone get hurt?As Jay discoversin this valuable guide, the reason is an amazingly complex mix of anatomy, strength, forces, vectors, and footwear effects. Alas, after reading thisbook and feeling what running really is, you will rediscover andunderstand its simplicity . . . then you can throw the rest of the libraryaway. --Dr. Mark Cucuzzella The biggest challenge running coaches encounter isdiscovering the balance between maximizing workload while holding off injuries.Jay Dicharry presents years of knowledge and useful practical information in aformat that's understandable. I am certain Anatomyfor Runners is spot on because Jay has helped several of my athletes bothremain healthy as well as get back to championship form. --Jason Vigilante
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