Runner's World Guide to Injury Prevention: How to Identify Problems, Speed Healing, and Run Pain-Free

Runner's World Guide to Injury Prevention: How to Identify Problems, Speed Healing, and Run Pain-Free

by Dagny ScottBarrios
     
 

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The last word on preventing and treating running injuries--from the magazine known the world over as the most reliable and authoritative source of running know-how.

The world of running-and running injury prevention-has evolved greatly in the last decade. New thinking on injury and recovery suggests that runners can continue to train while injured. And

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The last word on preventing and treating running injuries--from the magazine known the world over as the most reliable and authoritative source of running know-how.

The world of running-and running injury prevention-has evolved greatly in the last decade. New thinking on injury and recovery suggests that runners can continue to train while injured. And alternative practices--such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage--are now virtually mainstream and an essential part of any runner's injury arsenal. Not only is the sport dramatically more popular, but women runners and beginning runners--who are a large part of the growth--have very different needs in the areas of injury and health that have not been covered adequately in previous books. Research in sports medicine also has advanced.

All this-and much more-is covered in Runner's World Guide to Injury Prevention by Dagny Scott Barrios, quite simply the best, most authoritative guide in the field.

Here you'll find:

  • The most important stretches for runners--and why you should not stretch an injured muscle
  • How (and why) to change your biomechanics and stride length
  • How to incorporate cross-training to prevent and heal injury
  • The most important strength-training exercises for runners
  • How to cope with the mental side of injury
  • Special concerns for young runners, women, and older runners
  • The newest thinking in hydration

Beginners and veterans alike will benefit from this expert guidance from the cutting edge of sports medicine and science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609616182
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
11/04/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
819,536
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dagny Scott Barrios, one of America's premier running journalists, is the author of two previous Runner's World guides for Rodale: Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running and Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail Running.

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