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Tread Lightly

Author : Peter Larson
ISBN : 9781616083748
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 59. 91 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 : 38. 71 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.

The Running Injury Recovery Program

Author : Bruce R. Wilk P.T.
ISBN : 0988360306
Genre : Foot
File Size : 68. 88 MB
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FIX YOUR RUNNING INJURY NOW! No matter how severe or complicated your running injury may be, The Running Injury Recovery Program and the accompanying WORKBOOK will show you how you can recover from your injury and become a better and smarter runner. In The Running Injury Recovery Program, Bruce Wilk reveals the secrets he has learned over 30 years as a physical therapist, triathlete and running coach to successfully return injured runners to healthy running. He exposes the pitfalls of nonspecific treatments for running injuries and teaches you to become your own physical therapist for running injuries. In The Running Injury Recovery Program WORKBOOK (SOLD SEPARATELY), Wilk guides you through an individualized, step-by-step recovery program that includes self-assessment, a progressive exercise program, and post-injury running drills, including more than 60 photographs. Your recovery program is individualized to your specific injury and conditions, and is phased with checkpoints that allow you to monitor your progress and protect yourself from further injury. CONTENTS of The Running Injury Recovery Program Chapter 1 Do I Really Have a Running Injury? Chapter 2 An Introduction to the Four Phases of Recovery Chapter 3 How Bad Is My Injury? Chapter 4 What Type of Injury Do I Have? Chapter 5 Entering Phase One: Self-Help Chapter 6 The Right Recovery Plan: When to Seek Professional Help Chapter 7 Things to Watch Out For: Dope, Tricks, and Tips Chapter 8 Running Shoes and Running Injuries Chapter 9 Choosing the Right Shoe Chapter 10 Entering Phase Two: Manual Therapy and Self-Mobilization Chapter 11 Keep It Moving: Stretching and Flexibility Chapter 12 The Psychology of Running Injuries Chapter 13 Entering Phase Three: Training Programs and Habits Chapter 14 Closed-Chain Exercises for Strength and Balance Chapter 15 Fitness Walking and Glides Chapter 16 Entering Phase Four: Accelerations and Hills Chapter 17 Plyometrics: Building Endurance, Power, and Efficiency Chapter 18 Life Decisions and Lifelong Running

Fixing Your Feet

Author : John Vonhof
ISBN : 9780899976860
Genre : Medical
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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.

High Mysticism

Author : Emma Curtis Hopkins
ISBN : 9781602069220
Genre : Psychology
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American writer, educator, theologian, and feminist pioneer EMMA CURTIS HOPKINS (1849-1925) may well be the most important woman in the history of religion in the United States. Influenced by Mary Baker Eddy and her "Christian Science," Hopkins developed the more metaphysical philosophy of New Thought, an early "New Age" outlook that encouraged its adherents to tap the latent powers of their potent minds. Known as "the teacher of teachers," Hopkins inspired her students, many of whom went on to become influential leaders of the New Thought movement, to give full expression to their creative genius. In this 1888 book, considered by many one of the greatest works of mysticism every written, Hopkins encourages us all to live life with a greater awareness of the mystery and power of the universe as it is seen through the wisdom of Jesus Christ. No bleak call to celebrate Jesus' suffering or pain, this is a glorious expression of the power within us to triumph over loss, sin, and death to find new avenues to joy. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO: Hopkins' Scientific Christian Mental Practice

The Cuckoo S Egg

Author : Cliff Stoll
ISBN : 9781416507789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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

Natural Running

Author : Danny Abshire
ISBN : 9781937716066
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 82. 4 MB
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Natural Running is the middle ground runners have been looking for. By learning to run the barefoot way, while wearing shoes, runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners. Backed by studies at MIT and Harvard, running form and injury expert Danny Abshire presents the natural running technique, form drills, and an 8-week transition plan that will put runners on the path to faster, more efficient, and healthier running. In Natural Running, Abshire explains how modern running shoes distort the efficient running technique that humans evolved over thousands of years. He reviews the history of running shoes and injuries, making the case for barefoot running but also warning about its dangers. By learning the natural running technique, runners can enjoy both worlds—comfortable feet, knees, and legs and an efficient running form that reduces impact and injuries. Natural Running teaches runners to think about injuries as symptoms of poor running form. Abshire specifies the overuse injuries that are most commonly associated with particular body alignment problems, foot types, and form flaws. Runners will learn how to analyze and identify their own characteristics so they can start down the path to natural running. Abshire explains the natural running technique, describing the posture, arm carriage, cadence, and land-lever-lift foot positioning that mimic the barefoot running style. Using Abshire's 8-week transition plan and a tool kit of strength and form drills, runners will move from heel striking to a midfoot or forefoot strike. Natural Running is the newest way to run and also the oldest. By discovering how they were meant to run, runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners.

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