Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent's Survival Guide

Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent's Survival Guide

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Dr. Tommy John's unique program: a diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport

Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and on into their twenties, both male and female athletes are more at risk of serious injuries at younger ages than ever before. Dr. Tommy John, son of lefty pitcher Tommy John and also a sports performance and healing specialist, offers an invaluable diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Dr. John explores the sudden rise of Tommy John surgeries being performed on young athletes today, as well as the many injuries--and the surgeries required to fix them--increasing at an alarming rate in baseball and all youth sports. Dr. John's book outlines the three top causes behind this "injury epidemic": The American lifestyle, the business of youth sports (from coaches to corporations), and the decisions we believe as parents are truly benefiting our children. Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance focuses on prevention, and also offers tips on how to tailor the advice for athletes coming back from an injury, with over 120 black and white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738235288
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 66 MB
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About the Author

Dr. Tommy John operates Tommy John Performance and Healing Center out of San Diego, a private practice that provides both athletes and entire families with integrative, individualized care plans and treatment to improve their quality of life by reducing physical and emotional pain from injury and aging and minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. Dr. John has Master Degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University, in Marietta, Georgia.

Myatt Murphy is a journalist that has worked with the world's top fitness experts, nutritionists, trainers, and exercise physiologists. He is the author and co-author of many best-selling books, including The Body You Want in The Time You Have, Ultimate Dumbbell Guide, Push Pull Swing, Testosterone Transformation, and the Men's Health Gym Bible. He has also written books for many of today's top lifestyle specialists, serving as the co-author for such books as 25Days by Drew Logan, Thinner In 30 by Jenna Wolfe, Sleekify by Michael Olajide, Jr., Face It & Fix It by Ken Seeley, and more.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tommy John Jr. xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 The Unspoken Epidemic 1

Chapter 2 The Causes That Compound 5

Chapter 3 From Injury to Evolution-the Tommy John Solution 9

Chapter 4 TJ's Tryout Test 13

Part I Rethink

Chapter 5 Make the Right Turn Together 33

Chapter 6 What Matters Most When Raising a Healthy Human Being 57

Part II Replenish

Chapter 7 Don't Be Foolish When It Comes to What Fuels Them 75

Chapter 8 The Best Foods That Nourish, Boost Performance, and Promote Healing 93

Part III Rebuild

Chapter 9 The Decisions That Lead to De-evolution 121

Chapter 10 Bringing the Body Back into Balance 131

Part IV Recover

Chapter 11 If You're Not Listening to Your Body-You're Losing 225

Chapter 12 Don't Just Accelerate the Healing Process-Own It! 239

Epilogue 257

Notes 261

Acknowledgments 271

Index 275

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