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Athlete's Book of Home Remedies (ENHANCED EDITION): 1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body! [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Jordan Metzl , Mike Zimmerman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Whether you’re a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies (Enhanced Edition) is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain, or pain that you’ve never felt before.

When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nation’s leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment—while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto.

The book also answers other common training questions like, "What should I eat to fuel my workouts?" and "What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?" Understand: Metzl isn’t just a doctor. He’s an elite athlete, having completed 9 Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible.

In The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies (Enhanced Edition), you’ll find:

  • Nearly an hour’s worth of bonus video content, including the Iron Strength Workout for Runners

  • Eye-popping anatomical illustrations of each injury, detailed symptoms, how the injury happens, and how to fix it

  • The secret system of the body that you can tap to boost performance and prevent injury

  • Concussions: What you need to know

  • The most annoying sports maladies ever—from athlete’s foot to side stitches—cured!

  • The Iron Strength Workouts: Intense, total-body exercise routines for all fitness levels designed to build injury-proof athletes

  • Two comprehensive eating plans, each with a week’s worth of meals engineered to fit the specific nutrition needs for endurance training or strength training

  • Dozens of sneaky tips for gaining an edge in any sport

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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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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed and well written book! March 14, 2012
By Larry U
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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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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Resource March 19, 2012
By Meg Mac
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good advice for an active family July 24, 2013
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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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Accessible! March 18, 2012
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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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88 of 121 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Many reservations April 12, 2012
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This book covers a lot of ground, and provides many "hopefully" good ideas for curing numerous injuries. I have however a few reservations.

Dr. Metzl claims to have 20,000 patients. Let's do the plain arithmetic here. Let's say he sees 40 patients a week and works 50 weeks a year. That's 2,000 patients a year. At this workaholic pace, it takes him a full decade with little vacation to see each of his patients just once! Good luck if you need two or three follow up sessions. Meanwhile he still has time to train tens of hours a week to do Ironman triathlons in Hawaii and elsewhere. Something does not add up here.

Per the back cover of the book, he claims to be "one of the nation's leading sports medicine physicians." I did a quick search for him on the Internet and did not find a whole lot. However, a doctor rating website gave him only a 2 star rating out of 5, as given by nearly 20 different patients. And, the same site recommended several other sports medicine doctors all with 5 star ratings. This did not make him look like "one of the nation's leading sports medicine physicians."

His approach is interesting, but it may not be for everybody.

His dynamic stretching techniques are associated with vigorous bouncing while carrying heavy weights that will put much pressure on all your joints. If you are a 28-year-old triathlete, this approach may be fine. If you are a 50-year-old weekend athlete, this may be a recipe to injure yourself before you have the opportunity to injure yourself doing the sports you like.

He is really big on hard rolls. That's where you roll the side of your body on some really hard foam cylinder. You have to try it to understand what it is like.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr, Metzl rocks! March 24, 2012
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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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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A consult with Dr. Metzl in my price range March 17, 2012
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Reading this book will help you reduce injuries and exercise to your fullest potential.
Published 9 hours ago by Honora Gathings
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny.
Terrific resource. Well written.
Published 15 days ago by J. Black
5.0 out of 5 stars For everyone who Cares about their body!
I originally got this book from the library, but liked it so much and thought it would be so useful in the future that I bought my own copy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Colleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting!
This was for my husband to read as he is training for triathlons. He has found it very interesting and marked several pages!
Published 2 months ago by grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me reset my foundation of training
I found the beginning chapters very useful in helping me redesign how I approach training for triathlons. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roberto C. Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading!
I am very pleased with my purchase of The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies and will recommend to friends. I'm 50+ and work out 3-5 times a week. Read more
Published 3 months ago by AMT
1.0 out of 5 stars leaving Amazon
where are my ebooks I purchased? Very upset. Overstock for home items and Barnes and Noble for books.or any other site that sells ebooks.
Published 6 months ago by birdlady
5.0 out of 5 stars Layed out in a excellent manner.
Presented beautifully. Easy to identify what you're looking for. Pics of exercises easy to understand. Read more
Published 6 months ago by julie c hollingsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars clear concise explanations of what to do for whatever ails you
Love that this is a sports medicine doc who doesn't recommend surgery for every little part of you that needs fixing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by AlliCat
2.0 out of 5 stars Book
I have back problems and thought this might help me in finding a solution. It's OK, but it really wasn't what I thought I was ordering.
Published 7 months ago by Sooner Fan
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