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

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Skyhorse Pub., 2012 - Health & Fitness - 309 pages
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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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User Review  - StaceyHH - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - perkybookworm - LibraryThing

This book blew my mind. I think it should be required reading for all runners. Highly recommended. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS, is the Director of thenbsp;SPEED Clinicnbsp;and the Motion Analysis Labnbsp;at the University of Virginia. Originally from NewOrleans, Jay received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana StateUniversity Medical Center. He is an instructor in the Sports Medicine programand Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the University ofVirginia. Jay is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, and a certifiedcoach through both the United States Track and Field Association and the UnitedStates Cycling Federation. He is widely published in numerous professionaljournals on running gait and biomechanics, lectures nationally to cliniciansand coaches on care of endurance athletes, conducts research on runners, andconsults to individual, USA Track and Field and the US Air Force on athletedevelopment. Jay has a competitive history in swimming, triathlon, cycling, andrunning events on both the local and national level, and has coached athletesfrom local standouts to national medalists. His passion is combining hispersonal, clinical, and research focus to help athletes achieve their fullpotential.

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