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Tread Lightly

Author : Peter Larson
ISBN : 9781616083748
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72. 88 MB
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Explains why running injuries are so common, examining running form, running shoe design, and training, and includes insights on such topics as the evolution of running, stress-related injuries, and the advantages of barefoot running.

Tread Lightly

Author : Bill Katovsky
ISBN : 9781620873557
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44. 17 MB
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Praise for the work of Peter Larson "Larson presents a wealth of balanced info on the raging debate over proper running form and minimalist running shoes." —Erin Beresini, Outside Online “Peter Larson is both a scientist and a realist when it comes to running shoes, and that's a good combination.” —Amby Burfoot, Peak Performance Blog, Runner's World Humans evolved over the millennia to become one of the most exceptional distance-running species on Earth. So why are injuries so common? Are our shoes to blame, or is it a question of running form, training, or poor diet? In this groundbreaking book, Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky explore the reasons why runners experience injuries and offer potential solutions to the current epidemic of running-related injuries. Their findings, gleaned from research studies and conversations with leading footwear scientists, biomechanical experts, coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, and competitive runners, are informative and enlightening. Topics include: How modern runners differ from their ancestors Why repetitive stress causes most injuries, and how runners can safely reduce their occurrence The pros and cons of barefoot running Why it’s time to move beyond the pronation-control paradigm with running shoes How certain running-form flaws might increase injury risk How footwear has evolved over the past 10,000 years The recreational runner Why running shoes are not inherently evil Tread Lightly is a highly readable, multifaceted investigation of running—past and present, with a hopeful look to the future.

Running Injury Free

Author : Joseph Ellis
ISBN : 9781623361259
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 84. 66 MB
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Running Injury-Free uses anecdotal examples from Ellis's own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen, so the reader can recognize poor habits or compare training and running practices in his or her own experience. In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research.

Anatomy For Runners

Author : Jay Dicharry
ISBN : 9781620871591
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 88. 36 MB
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Offers advice on achieving goals for running without suffering injury, including mobility and stability tests, tips on the best way to run, and an assessment of running footwear.

The Cuckoo S Egg

Author : Cliff Stoll
ISBN : 9781416507789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 30. 77 MB
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The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents

Fixing Your Feet

Author : John Vonhof
ISBN : 9780899976860
Genre : Medical
File Size : 72. 79 MB
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Foot pain and injuries can thwart even the most experienced athletes, whether on the trail, asphalt, or ball court. Every professional or amateur athlete who pushes the limits of their feet needs to learn the basics and finer points of footcare. Foot expert and ultrarunner John Vonhof discredits the conventional wisdom of "no pain, no gain," teaching instead how the interplay of anatomy, biomechanics, and footwear can lead to happy or hurting feet. With a focus on individual and team care, the 5th edition of "Fixing Your Feet" covers all that any active person needs to know to find out what works now and also hundreds of miles down the road. Vonhof's advice comes from his own experience as well as from numerous foot experts and ultramarathoners who know what works for them. For each problem, numerous solutions are offered. There is no one best solution -- different treatments work for different feet. Clear diagrams, photos, and charts demonstrate foot maladies and treatment techniques. This comprehensive resources covers the full gamut of footwear basics, prevention, and treatments. If it can happen to a foot, it's covered in this book.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Barefoot Running

Author : Dr. Craig Richards
ISBN : 9781101485019
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 83. 73 MB
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Enhanced running - naturally. For 30 years runners have been told that their only hope of salvation from injury is an expensive shoe - until now. The barefoot running and minimalist-footwear revolution is here and it is turning the world of running upside down. ? Offers expert advice on how to run barefoot and strengthen atrophied muscles and revitalize super-sensitive soles ? A Harvard University study made from early 2010 shows that barefoot running is better for the body and feet than running in expensive shoes

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