Anatomy of Running

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In 2011, marathon, half-marathon and triathlon participation reached all-time highs.

Anatomy of Running follows the format of the successful Anatomy of... series. The books feature full-body anatomy illustrations that reveal the musculature as the body performs a particular exercise. By seeing how the muscles interact and which muscles execute and which support the exercise, ...

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Overview

In 2011, marathon, half-marathon and triathlon participation reached all-time highs.

Anatomy of Running follows the format of the successful Anatomy of... series. The books feature full-body anatomy illustrations that reveal the musculature as the body performs a particular exercise. By seeing how the muscles interact and which muscles execute and which support the exercise, the reader gains the greatest understanding of the exercise and its benefits.

Anatomy of Running begins with an introduction to the popular fitness activity:

  • Benefits from running
  • Warming up, stretching, cooling down
  • Equipment (shoes, heart rate monitors, pedometers)
  • Surfaces, distances, environment
  • Muscles and ligaments used
  • Stretches and strengthening
  • Common injuries (identification, prevention, treatment, causes)
  • Special considerations (age, pregnancy, fitness level, health).

For the greatest benefit from running, it is not enough to head outside or to the gym and do laps. The runner must undertake a variety of strengthening exercises that improve running efficiency, increase its benefits and make gains in speed, distance and stamina.

As well, those starting a running program will find it easier if they have strong muscles to work with from the beginning. Fatigue will be later in coming and discouraging injuries will be rarer, if not entirely prevented.

Anatomy of Running is an expert guide that will be extremely useful for anyone interested in undertaking or improving a running program, training for a distance event, or using running as a complement to another fitness activity. Marathon coaches and running clinics will find the book especially useful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770851726
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 676,701
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Philip Striano is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician specializing in sports injury, exercise, strength and conditioning. He has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, and is the owner of the Hudson Rivertown's Chiropractic Health Care in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Dr. Striano is the author of Healthy Back Anatomy.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Run?
Your Running Routine
Running Injury Primer Full-Body Anatomy

RUNNERS' STRETCHES

Standing Quadriceps Stretch
Sprinter Stretch
Forward Lunge
Forward Lunge with Twist
Straight-Leg Lunge
Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Unilateral Seated Forward Bend
Bilateral Seated Forward Bend
Knee-to-Chest Hug
Unilateral Leg Raise
Supine Figure 4
Side-Lying Knee Bend
Cobra Stretch
Side-Lying Rib Stretch
Hip/Iliotibial Band Stretch
Pretzel Stretch
Heel-Drop/Toe-Up Stretch
Heel-Drop
Toe-Up
Gastrocnemius Stretch
Soleus Stretch
Iliotibial Band Stretch
Resistance Band Tendon Stretch

Resistance Band Ankle Stretches
Peroneus Stretch
Tibialis Anterior Stretch

TARGET: PRIMARY MUSCLES

Dumbbell Deadlift
Hip Extension and Flexion
Hip Extension
Hip Flexion
Hip Abduction and Adduction
Hip Abduction
Hip Adduction
Side Steps
Crossover Steps
Knee Squat
Swiss Ball Loop Extension
Plank Leg Extension
Low Lunge
Resistance Band Lunge
Dumbbell Lunge
Knee Extension with Rotation
External Rotation
Internal Rotation
Wall Sit
Swiss Ball Wall Sit
Lateral Low Lunge
Step-Down
Power Squat

TARGET: SECONDARY MUSCLES

Unilateral Leg Circles
Quadruped Leg Lift
Front
Plank
Swimming
Basic Crunch
Crossover Crunch
Abdominal Kick
Plank Knee Pull-In
Standing Knee Crunch
Iliotibial Band Release
Bridge with Leg Lift
Push-Up
Swiss Ball Push-Up
Swiss Ball Walkout
Swiss Ball Extension
Backwards Ball Stretch
Biceps Curl
Swiss Ball Shoulder Press
Triceps Extension
Lateral Shoulder Raise
Shoulder Raise and Pull

Put It All Together: Workouts
Glossary
Icon Index
Credits and Acknowledgments

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