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Runner's World Guide to Injury Prevention
The last word on preventing and treating running injuries - from Runner’s World, the #1 running magazine in the world. The world of running - and injury prevention - has evolved greatly in the last decade. New research 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.
All this and much more is covered in this new, comprehensive manual that is quite simply the best, most authoritative guide in the field. You'll find:
- The most important stretches for runners - and why you should not stretch an injured muscle
- How (and why) to change your bio-mechanics and stride length
- How to incorporate cross-training to prevent and heal injury
- The best 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 on hydration