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The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies: 1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body! Paperback – March 13, 2012
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About the Author
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, is a nationally recognized sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City. His practice treats more than 20,000 patients and he is regularly voted among New York's top sports medicine doctors by New York magazine. He lectures and teaches all over the world and has appeared on the Today show and Good Morning America.
Dr. Metzl specializes in nonsurgical treatment, working to help patients get back to their favorite activities as soon as is safely possible. He also strives to be a positive example for his patients, teaching his "Iron Strength" workout classes on weekends and maintaining his own fitness at an elite level. "I love being fit and active, and I like to encourage others to do the same," he says. "I feel like being a role model for my patients really helps me communicate with them better. I want to keep them on the field because I know how much better I feel when I'm out there doing what I love to do. Fitness keeps me injury-free and helps me in all aspects of my life, both inside and outside the office."
Mike Zimmerman is a contributing editor to Men's Health and coauthor of The Men's Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition and The Impact! Body Plan.
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm a runner and I will get much use of this book. But you don't have to be a runner as it's designed for all types of athletes. (Both beginner and advanced) Highly recommended!
Because Rodale puts this under the "Men's Health" imprint, the cover has to offer "secrets for a leaner. . .body", but that isn't the focus of the book.
Also, despite its being from "Men's Health", there are women-specific sections, including a good briefing on selecting a sports bra. Preventing one bad sports bra choice would more than pay for this book.
Thanks Dr. Metzl.
This book has it all, it covers practically ALL injuries, nutrition, stretches, strength training, what SPORTS BRA to buy, and so forth. I have recommended it to so many people -- my father, a swimmer-friend, a friend training for a marathon, and they all have found it to be very helpful. BUUUT -- you need to commit to what the book suggests. You can't just do it once for a fix, or think a couple of days will cure you, you need to be dedicated and do these things right! (There is also a great video online demonstrating how to do some of the iron strength routine).
I've got to say, I am not a triathlete, a marathoner, or some super-athlete or will I ever be -- and I am totally fine with that! I just want to continue running, playing basketball and biking for many more years pain free, and I think with the help of this book I will be. Thank you, Dr Metzl!! And I hope I never see you again (in your office that is!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a marathon running, bike riding, Family Physician and I have attracted recreational and competitive athletes who come to me with their sports injuries. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Richard E Jackson MD
Haven't had enough training misfortune yet to verify the usefulness of the book, but it sure looks comprehensive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jaroslav Tuček
Somewhat disappointed with this purchase. The book tends to suggest simple obvious things and then to see the doctor. I was hoping for more detail and more useful suggestions.Published 5 months ago by ike
So far this book was answering all my questions and giving me solutions for joint pain and dealing with old injuries.Published 7 months ago by andyrus
Great reference for any athlete or person wanting to remedy their sport related ailment.
This guy is very good in how he presents each common injury, the symptoms, how to... Read more
I was expecting / hoping to read less "see a doctor", which is sprinkled through out. Not exactly for the post-apocalyptic minded. Not a bad read nonetheless.Published 12 months ago by JEFFREY D HOLLOCHER