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Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention Paperback – August 1, 2012
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“This is the best resource on running biomechanics and injury prevention. The corrective exercises have become part of my training routine, improved my performance, and reduced my injuries.” (Alan Webb, American record holder in the mile)
“Running is a simple sport, right? But why does almost everyone get hurt? As Jay discovers in this valuable guide, the reason is an amazingly complex mix of anatomy, strength, forces, vectors, and footwear effects. Alas, after reading this book and feeling what running really is, you will rediscover and understand its simplicity . . . then you can throw the rest of the library away.” (Dr. Mark Cucuzzella)
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Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia. Through this innovative venture, Jay was able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in endurance athletes. His unique approach goes outside the traditional model of therapy and aims to correct imbalances before they affect your performance.
Jay literally wrote the book on running gait assessments: he is author of "Anatomy for Runners", writes columns for numerous magazines, and has published over a dozen professional journal articles and three book chapters. Jay has had an active research career, teaches nationally, and consults for numerous footwear companies, the US Air Force, USA Track and Field, and USA Triathlon. His ongoing research focus on footwear and the causative factors driving overuse injury continues to provide him cutting edge knowledge to educate and provide patients with an unmatched level of innovation and success. Having taught in the Sports Medicine program at UVA, he brings a strong bias towards patient education, and continues to teach nationally to elevate the standard of care for Therapists, Physicians, and Coaches working with endurance athletes.
In addition to his clinical distinction, Jay is a certified coach through both the United States Track and Field Association and the United States Cycling Federation, and certified Golf Fitness Instructor through Titleist Performance Institute. He has a competitive history in swimming, triathlon, cycling, and running events on both the local and national level, and has coached athletes from local standouts to national medalists.He is currently director of the REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, OR. In addition to helping you achieve your passion, he enjoys exploring his new home in the Pacific Northwest with his family on knobbies, skis, boards, and soles.
Top Customer Reviews
This is one of two places where the book could be improved. At the end of the self assessment tests there is a chart that lists exercises (by name) to perform to correct the deficiencies, and the next chapter contains those exercises listed first by number, then by name. Why the author did not include the exercise "numbers" in the chart at the end of the self assessment tests is beyond me. I felt like I was having to solve a puzzle in flipping through the exercise chapter looking for each of the exercises recommended for me. I ended up creating a cheat sheet for me that listed the exercises recommended for me by name, then matching them up with the numbers (and page numbers) of the exercises in the following chapter. Had the author included the exercise numbers in the table it would have made the book much easier to use.
The other criticism I have of the book is that the book does not contain an index in the back. How can you write a book like this and not include an index?
Update: I've dropped my rating from 4 to 3 stars. The reason? Frustration!Read more ›
For instance, what's the ideal cadence for you? Anatomy for Runners tells you why some people say it's 180 (and briefly why) then goes further to explain why your own ideal cadence depends on both your running goals and your body. The most efficient cadence, the best cadence for a top athlete to win a highly competitive race, and the best cadence for a recreational runner who places top priority on enjoying runs for decades to come may all be quite different. Due to the particulars of your body, your own best cadence may be 10 or 20 higher or lower than other people with the same goal and fitness/speed. He manages to convey this complexity and still do it clearly and concisely. That's a great writer who really knows his stuff.
By contrast I also bought the book "The Running Injury Recovery Program" at the same time as this one and was very disappointed in the "program." It felt like reading the same vague generalizations repeated over and over in a circular fashion and ultimately left you feeling like what you really need is to get an appointment with the author at his clinic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has been a great book and has helped me improve my running without injury.Published 17 days ago by Michael Mattson
As a long time runner coming back from chronic injuries and physical therapist, I was very pleased with how this book simplified and practically explained some of the most common... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jarrio
Very well written and expert commentary on all aspects of running issues, root causes not just the hype. If you want a good running body you need to read this.Published 18 days ago
Wow! This book really is packed with information! I really love how detailed this book gets into the anatomy of the body and how it relates to running. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Kate B
Present for my daughter - She carries it around with her everywhere reading.Published 1 month ago by Nancy B.
Helped me better understand the way my body moves and how to improve it. I can't believe I pay $129 for an oil change and 10% of that for a book that helps me optimize the most... Read morePublished 1 month ago by 123StephenD
The information presented and outlined in this book is of good quality and sensible. I will definitely be incorporating some of the testing and phase 1 exercises. Read morePublished 4 months ago by TheWayItIs