- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (Aug. 1 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781620871591
- ISBN-13: 978-1620871591
- ASIN: 1620871599
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 0.2 x 2.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention Paperback – Aug 1 2012
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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
About the Author
Jay Dicharry , MPT, SCS, is the Director of the SPEED Clinic and the Motion Analysis Lab at the University of Virginia. Originally from New Orleans, Jay received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center. He is an instructor in the Sports Medicine program and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the University of Virginia. Jay is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, and a certified coach through both the United States Track and Field Association and the United States Cycling Federation. He is widely published in numerous professional journals on running gait and biomechanics, lectures nationally to clinicians and coaches on care of endurance athletes, conducts research on runners, and consults to individual, USA Track and Field and the US Air Force on athlete development. Jay has a competitive history in swimming, triathlon, cycling, and running events on both the local and national level, and has coached athletes from local standouts to national medalists. His passion is combining his personal, clinical, and research focus to help athletes achieve their full potential.
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I think of JD's book more as "anatomy of running". While runners run .. most of us don't do it well. Indeed running is a skill that can be deconstructed, analysed, refined, and practised, practised and practised.
This is a MUST have for anyone who runs on a regular basis.
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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