Runner S World Your Best Stride

Author: Jonathan Beverly
Editor: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623368987
Size: 10,82 MB
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Run the Way You Were Born to Run Every runner wants a smooth, light, powerful, and resilient stride. But there isn't one ideal form all runners should try to emulate. Instead, research and experience show that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some universal elements. In lively, accessible prose, author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists, biomechanics researchers, and coaches, and reveals how individual runners can apply those principles and improve their performance, avoid injury, and enhance their enjoyment on the run. With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner's World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.

Running Form

Author: Owen Anderson
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585548
Size: 12,43 MB
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For many runners, running technique is an afterthought—one they don’t think about until an injury or plateau keeps them from achieving their goals. Running Form underscores the importance of proper form and shows you how to elevate your performance to the greatest possible extent with the smallest risk of injury. Owen Anderson, PhD, is a coach to elite runners from around the globe. In Running Form, he describes the common problem of runners moving on “square wheels” by braking with each step, adopting inefficient stances, or risking injury with excessive ground impact. He pinpoints the components of good form—foot-strike, shin and shank angle, stance time, cadence, body lean, and posture—to help you understand where you can make small changes that offer significant improvements. Then, using a basic video camera or smartphone, you can analyze your own form and apply specific drills and exercises to correct any deficiencies. Numerous photos incorporate lines and arrows to help you clearly identify the appropriate angles and movements of sound technique. No expensive software or biomechanics degree is required to learn how to run faster and with more efficiency and to significantly reduce your risk of injury. Get rid of those running patterns that hurt performance and destroy running economy. Running Form gives you the knowledge to perfect your running form so you can train consistently and improve with each stride.

Triathlon Revolution

Author: Terri Schneider
Editor: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852589
Size: 15,40 MB
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* Includes a foreword by Iron Man Hall-of-Famer Scott Tinley * Written with a fresh, non-technical yet authoritative approach * Provides the latest-and-greatest developments in the industry * Author is a widely-respected athlete and coach Whether just getting interested in triathlons or a multi-sport veteran, readers of this new handbook will get tuned up and stoked to reach any performance goal! Author Terri Schneider explains how to train for a first triathlon, as well as how to formulate an ongoing experience or a longer-term race regimen. Basic techniques for building a foundation of success are accompanied by lessons in heart-rate levels and suggestions for how to integrate a training schedule into daily life. From the early stages of training and making decisions on what gear to buy through to race day and beyond, Schneider covers everything from nutritional information to endurance issues, mental strategies, stretching, setting up transition areas, off-season training, and more.

Runner S World Train Smart Run Forever

Author: Bill Pierce
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 1623367468
Size: 14,54 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors' innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner. Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you’re frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

Running Science

Author: Owen Anderson
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492581372
Size: 18,32 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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More than 50 years ago, New Zealand’s Arthur Lydiard started using terms like base training, periodization, and peaking. His U.S. counterpart, Bill Bowerman, brought Lydiard’s term for what until then had been called roadwork, or jogging, to the States. Soon after, the 1970s running boom started, spurred by exercise-advocating research from the growing fields of exercise science and sports medicine and from enthusiasts such as Jim Fixx, author of The Complete Book of Running. One of Bowerman’s former runners at the University of Oregon, Phil Knight, saw to it that those millions of new runners had swoosh-adorning footwear designed specifically for their sport. The pace of knowledge enhancement and innovation has, in fact, been so brisk through the years that even highly informed runners could be excused for not keeping up, but no longer. Running Science is a one-of-a-kind resource: • An easily comprehended repository of running research • A wealth of insights distilled from great sport and exercise scientists, coaches, and runners • A do-it-right reference for a host of techniques and tactics • An array of the most credible and widely used training principles and programs • Perhaps most of all, a celebration of the latest science-based know-how of running, now truly the world’s most popular sport Running Research News and Training Update editor Owen Anderson presents this comprehensive work in a compelling way for runners. A PhD and coach himself, Anderson has both a great enthusiasm for sharing what scientific studies offer the running community and a keen sense of what’s really important for today’s informed runners to know.

Injury Free Running

Author: Thomas Michaud
Editor:
ISBN: 9781467589314
Size: 11,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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We were not born to run. If we were, injury rates among runners wouldn't be so high. Of the 12 million runners in the United States, the annual injury rate is close to 50%. This translates into nearly 2 million stress fractures and 4 million sprains/strains. To run injury-free for decades, you have to be strong, coordinated and most of all, well informed. While various experts will give you advice based on anecdotal information (e.g., wear minimalist shoes, strike on your midfoot, and never stretch), this book reviews the scientific literature to show you how to: Develop a running form based on your alignment, prior injuries, and desired running speed. Design a personalized rehab program you can do at home by evaluating your arch height, flexibility, strength, and coordination. Choose a running shoe that is right for you. Select the best preexercise warm-up routine. Treat 25 of the most common running-related injuries with the most up-to-date, scientifically justified treatment prototocols available.

The Softball Coaching Bible

Author:
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736085025
Size: 18,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Competitive Runner S Handbook

Author: Bob Glover
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101199911
Size: 10,61 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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For both runners entering that first neighborhood race and elite marathoners, trainers Bob and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover's completely revised guide is the book on training to compete. A book that's already sold close to 200,000 copies, The Competitive Runner's Handbook will now offer all the latest information needed to design basic training programs; special workouts to increase strength, endurance, and power; schedules and worksheets to develop individual goals; and specifics on preparing for all kinds of races—with an emphasis on the 10K and the marathon. Informed by their over thirty years of coaching experience, the Glovers give winning tips on alternative training, footwear and diet, and common injuries and illnesses, as well as sensible advice on balancing running with work and home life.

Running Injury Free

Author: Allen Leigh
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105498646
Size: 14,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Runner S World Complete Book Of Beginning Running

Author: Amby Burfoot
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594860225
Size: 19,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A handbook for novice runners guides the beginner through the fundamental techniques and equipment of the sport, covering such topics as selecting the right shoes, preventing injury, nutrition, training advice, and preparing for a race.