Anatomy for Runners

Author: Jay Dicharry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620872250

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 780

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!

Runner's World Your Best Stride

Author: Jonathan Beverly,Editors of Runner's World Maga

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623368987

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6548

Run the Way You Were Born to Run Every runner wants a smooth, light, powerful, and resilient stride. But there isn't one ideal form all runners should try to emulate. Instead, research and experience show that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some universal elements. In lively, accessible prose, author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists, biomechanics researchers, and coaches, and reveals how individual runners can apply those principles and improve their performance, avoid injury, and enhance their enjoyment on the run. With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner's World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.

The Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners

Author: Jennifer Van Allen,Bart Yasso,Amby Burfoot,Pamela Nisevich Bede,Editors of Runner's World Maga

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609615387

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4124

Every day, people are reaching their get-up-or-give-up moments and resolving to change. And they're realizing that running is the simplest, cheapest, and most effective way to lose weight, gain confidence, and relieve stress. For newcomers, the obstacles are fierce. There are fears of pain and embarrassment. There are schedules jam-packed with stressful jobs, long commutes, endless meetings, and sticky-fingered toddlers. The Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners provides all the information neophytes need to take their first steps, as well as inspiration for staying motivated. The book presents readers with tips for smart nutrition and injury prevention that enable beginning runners to achieve gradual progress (by gearing up for a 30-minute run, a 5-K, or even a 5-miler). Above all, it shows newbies just how fun and rewarding the sport can be, thanks to the help of several "real runner" testimonials.

Flow State Runner

Author: Jeff Grant

Publisher: Hillseeker Publishing

ISBN: 3952466700

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 370

View: 8540

Flow State Runner offers a treasure trove of coaching guidance for runners of all levels. Jeff Grant writes in a personable, humorous and engaging style, sharing stories from ultra-running and life to reinforce his innovative and inspiring set of coaching concepts. Jeff draws upon his experience as an ultra-endurance athlete, yoga teacher, mental toughness coach, musician, and adventurer to deliver a refreshing look at running, with a host of new ideas and creative integration of a wide range of concepts that will make a lasting impact on your running. Flow State Runner aims to develop and activate a powerful coach’s voice in your mind, teaching you how to: ATTAIN high quality, fulfilling running experiences SET the conditions for experiencing flow (in-the-zone performance) INTEGRATE the best physical, mental, and spiritual techniques to suit your needs and style CONNECT to your peak potential with breath training, potent visualization practices, and a compelling set of mental training tools ENHANCE your approach to training and racing with creative structure, immediately useful templates & lists, and helpful race day routines PROACTIVELY ADDRESS overload, stress, and balance While Flow State Runner is focused on running, many of Jeff’s lessons transfer seamlessly and supportively into other areas of life.

Running Anatomy-2nd Edition

Author: Puleo, Joe,Milroy, Patrick

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492548294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 2470

Running Anatomy, Second Edition, features 48 of the most effective exercises for runners—each with clear step-by-step descriptions—and 155 anatomical illustrations highlighting the runner’s muscles in action.

Runners of North America

Author: Mark Remy

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623366135

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5121

If there's one thing that Mark Remy knows, it's running. After 25 marathons and a career of writing for and about runners in Runner's World, he is well equipped to dissect the running world and the odd creatures that make up its population. Runners of North America is a playful, user-friendly handbook designed to help us understand this brightly clad species and their quirky behavior. With chapters like "Diet and Nutrition" and "Mating Habits," Runners of North America examines and explains the lives of runners from every conceivable angle--while delivering plenty of laughs along the way. Illustrated with line drawings that capture the humor and tone of the book, this is sure to make you laugh, identify with, and poke fun at the ridiculous things that runners do, while highlighting what makes belonging to this group uniquely entertaining. It's the perfect gift for runners--and for anyone seeking to better understand their bizarre behavior.

An Easy-To-Follow Guidebook On Running

Author: Derick Baillargeon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 42

View: 1116

Do You Want To Run Faster? Do you want to run faster but you feel that you don't have the genetics to be a great runner? Are you a beginner who's looking for a running guide to help you run faster and run less? Are you spending too much time worrying about how you'll perform in your next marathon because of your age? Are you spending weeks without any improvement when training for your next 5K or 10K? Do you want to improve your chip time for your next marathon? Are you maximizing your training to set new PR's and breakthrough your personal best records? This Running Guide Book will help you! In this Inspirational Running Book, you will discover 5 sections: - Workouts, Races, and Performance (like why you need randomness and heavy weights) - Running Gear (what's essential - and what's crap) - The Runner's Diet (small tweaks you can make today to get more from your food) - Recovery and Injury Prevention (how fast could you be if you rarely or never got hurt?) - Motivation and Random Training Tips (how most runners run longer in their races - and more) And that's just a glimpse of all 100+ lessons you'll learn (in less than 2 minutes each). Let's start your running journey now!

Running Rewired

Author: Jay Dicharry

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1948006014

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 1851

In Running Rewired, America’s leading endurance sports physical therapist and coach shares a program for runners to become stronger, faster, and more durable. Jay Dicharry distills cutting-edge biomechanical research into 15 workouts any runner can slot into their training program to begin seeing real results in about 6 weeks. For better or worse, your body drives your running form.Running Rewired will show you how to shed old injuries, mobility problems, weaknesses and imbalances and rewire your body-brain movement patterns. You’ll rebuild your movement and transform your running within one season. Through his work with athletes at REP Lab and top university sports performance clinics, Dicharry has found that strength training alone is inadequate for runners. To develop the four essential movement skills required for faster, safer running, runners must practice better movement as they build strength. In Running Rewired, you’ll use • 11 self-tests for joint mobility, posture stability, rotation, and alignment • 83 exercises to fix blocks, move with precision, build strength, and improve power • 15 rewire workouts to amplify any training plan from 5K to ultramarathon Dicharry’s Running Rewired combines the best of real-world coaching and a physical therapy approach to strength and mobility for better running. You’ll find your personal best running form and become a faster, more durable runner.

Yoga for Runners

Author: Lexie Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408190664

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 703

Yoga for Runners uses yoga postures to both stretch and lengthen those short, tight running hotspots in a way that is time-efficient and highly targeted. Running is a fantastic cardiovascular workout that floods the body with 'feel good' endorphins and many runners find its rhythmic, repetitive nature a natural stress reliever and maybe even meditative. The downside of repetitive motion, however, is that it taxes a few select groups of muscles (hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and Achilles) and neglects the remainder. This leads to muscular imbalances and, eventually, injury. This practical book full of step-by-step photos addresses these imbalances by using yoga postures to both stretch and lengthen these short, tight running hotspots in a way that is time-efficient and highly targeted. Like yoga it's a union of all these physical and mental aspects that affect the performance of the runner as a whole. Practice the techniques together to become a stronger, smoother runner who is less prone to injury. Breathe deeper and more efficiently to train for longer. Gain a clear head to tackle negative distractions as you train or race, and in life generally.