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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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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609612345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609612344
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just got this book in the mail today. First thing I'll say is that the quality of this book is excellent. Pages are large, paper it's printed on is not cheap. (For this book I wouldn't recommend the Kindle version since it's something you'll reference while working out and/or healing. Plus, the graphics are outstanding.) It's well organized with a large section devoted to injuries types, and how to prevent them and/or resolve them. (About 60%) Graphics of muscles/bones is very detailed. The rest of the book has excellent workout programs with nicely detailed graphics and how-to instructions.

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!
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I saw Dr Metzl speak at corporate event and he had great advice. I spent $13 on this book, and so far have increased the range of motion of my neck, improved plantar fasciitis, have my husband doing stretches to improve his IT band, and my father-in-law working on his ankle issues as well. Great to know how to prevent and heal those things that plague active people once they pass 30.
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I have been watching Dr. Metzl's Runner's World videos for some time. I was so impressed with those, that I bought the book. Following his directions, I've managed to significantly reduce my lower back and hip pain.I highly recommend this book, not just for athletes, but for anybody with any pain problems.
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I got this book last week and I've already referred to it twice. It's extremely comprehensive, yet perfectly accessible and easy to navigate. Having used the Internet as my source before, I value having all of this information in one reputable source and appreciate that it comes from the viewpoint of an expert who really understands the mentality of an athlete. As a new runner, it's a comfort knowing that this book is on my shelves.
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Every New York-area runner who has ever been injured has heard of Dr. Metzl, but most have not visited him because he takes no insurance. However, for the cost of an insurance co-payment, I now have an amazing resource, with easy to understand descriptions and diagrams of all the body parts which tend to go wrong in athletes, and information about how to self-treat or prevent most chronic injuries. (Lest you think this book is all about self-treatment, there is a sidebar in each section indicating what symptoms should require a doctor's visit.)
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.
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This book is great. Its like an owners manual for your body. It simplifies concepts in how your body works and how to think about preparing it for peak condition. Anyone starting out in exercise should be handed this book. And for those already engaged in fitness, it's a great way to re-focus and make sure you're taking care of yourself the right way.

Thanks Dr. Metzl.
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I admit, I am a bit biased because Dr. Metzl is my orthopedist! But the book is truly wonderful. It is well-written, filled with valuable advice and contains several excellent regimes, with really helpful graphics. It is not just for athletes - it is helpful for anyone looking to take care of their body. The advice is particularly good for individuals who love to work out, whether or not they are participating in a sport. Dr. Metzl made me healthy and strong after several painful ski accidents and various other exercise-related injuries. His book is almost as good as seeing him in person (I say almost because he is quite adorable so in person is better!)
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I have been a patient of Dr Metzl since 2009 for my knee. I left my last appointment in tears thinking that my running days were coming to an end, but he recommended that I get his book and start the iron strength work out and foam roll the *BLEEP* out my leg. I have read it almost cover to cover, even sections that do not relate to my injury. I've got to say, it really does help! I haven't had knee pain in a long time! And I really don't predict any pain in my future if I stay committed to this plan.

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!)
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