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Anatomy for Runners

Unlocking your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention

Dicharry, Jay

(eBook - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Anatomy for Runners
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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!
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2012.
ISBN: 9781620872253
1620872250
9781620871591
1620871599
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 309 p.) :,ill. (chiefly col.).
Alternate Title: Anatomy for runners (eBook)

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Apr 16, 2013
  • ksoles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The pages of "Anatomy for Runners" hold fantastic information on the hows and whys of both overcoming running injuries and increasing performance. Physical therapist and coach Jay Dicharry exposes the root causes of injury: we don't know how to stabilize our spine, hips, knees and feet appropriately. The book covers everything from anatomy to gait mechanics to corrective exercises to footwear; it even includes a self-assessment process to determine whether you're mobile and stable enough to run.

Dicharry writes from the perspective of a formerly often-injured runner so fellow runners will identify with his point of view. His words will give hope to anyone with arthritis, worn cartilage, torn menisci or other injuries that have led physicians to advise: stop running. Kudos to the author for presenting rather technical information in a fun, easy-to-read way.

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