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FrameWork: Your 7-Step Program for Healthy Muscles, Bones, and Joints Paperback – June 16, 2005
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“We all know that exercise is good for us, but too much of a good thing - or the right thing done wrong - can lead to serious musculoskeletal problems.
Carey, an exercise physiologist, and DiNubile, a sports medicine physician, have each written a book that will help people safely start, maintain, and build an exercise program. Both authors take philosophical approaches rooted in therapeutic modality, meaning that they prescribe exercises based on the interaction of the whole body. Carey believes that many musculoskeletal problems result from muscular length and strength imbalances. To correct these imbalances, he has developed the Function First program, which focuses on proper body alignment, kinesthetic awareness, and core body strength and stability.
DiNubile, meanwhile, presents many of the same core body exercises as Carey; to boot, there is an extensive preexercise screening questionnaire and advice on aesthetics, weightlifting, diet, and seeking medical advice in case of injury. Both titles are well organized, include helpful illustrations, and impart advice that is in line with what trainers today are offering at many top health clubs. Both are highly recommended for public, consumer health, and human resource collections.” ―Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA, Library Journal
About the Author
NICHOLAS A. DiNUBILE, M.D., a specialist in sports medicine named one of the "Best Doctors in America," is clinical assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.
WILLIAM PATRICK, a former publishing executive, edited such self-help classics as Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and the #1 New York Times bestseller Iron John. Recent writing collaborations include Sidney Poitier's The Measure of a Man and Robert Schuller's My Journey. He lives near Boston.
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Top Customer Reviews
"Framework" speaks to us in lay terminology that is understandable and interesting. I especially liked the self administered multiple choice test that questions and responds to our individual health needs.
The emphasis is on building and maintaining your muscles, bones and joints through a 7 step program creating a foundation for healthy living. I've been hoping and waiting for someone who has the credibility to write such a book that meticulously outlines your path to optimal health. Now I've found him in this book's author, Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, the nation's leading sports medicine specialist.
It literally saved my husband's exercise routine, allowing him to work around an arthritic and swollen knee, continual joint pain (he learned how to adapt for that), etc.
I am NOT suggesting that this book is ONLY for older adults. It is not. It would be helpful to anyone, preventing injuries before they occur.
Before we got this book, our exercise program had gone rather fitfully because we'd overdo it (or underdo it) and then have to start over. Sometimes we'd be forced to take a week or two off. That doesn't happen any more.
Thanks, doc, for writing this one!
I found the guidance to be in depth for medical professionals, but still summarily accessible to lay readers.
Exceptional benefits include the exercise alternates; free weights, stretch bands, exercise balls. Given the constraints of travel and gym availability, alternates are needed. Also, the guidance toward good nutrition and "healthy living" is spot on.
The suggestions I have for improvement are that:
1. There are really too many exercises to accomplish at once. It would be great to add a "half-hour daily" program calendar that covers all strength and stretch, over the course of a week. I've made up my own...
2. The information is suitably categorized, but the multimedia is missing. A Windows multimedia version of Framework content concerning exercise mechanics, and physiology, would be worth a subscription price to me.
I started life as a dancer. Honestly - my first ballet performance was on my fourth birthday. Well on my way toward a professional ballet career, I had to stop dancing at 16 due to chronic knee problems. These days I enjoy cycling because it's better for my knees and doesn't hurt my pointe-shoe deformed feet. With knee pain having recently thrown a monkey-wrench into my training for a big cycling event, this book contained welcome advice and instructions for how I can get back on my bike sooner, as well as how to keep my training from getting derailed again.
This book was very enlightening in regards to how the various muskuloskeletal problems of athletes on all levels get started, how to deal with them once they have started, and how to prevent them ending a career or even just ending one's enjoyment of an activity. I loved the specialized instructions about specific exercises and adaptations of exercises that can be done for the most common muskuloskeletal problems, as well as the advice about ways to maintain fitness even while rehabbing from an injury.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book for the athleticallyinclined who have suffered injury or, more importantly, want to avoid injury in the first place. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dave
This contains some valuable information, but one must slog 250 pages to find what you want--if it's included. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SK
This is a solid book with an enormous wealth of information even though it's a bit dated. You need to evaluate some of his perspectives in light of recent research and opinions of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by M-Hart
Outstanding book for anyone interested in taking care of their body and training others to do he same. Dr. DiNubile's writing is enjoyable to read and extremely informative.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book brought my body back from the depths of near immobility to being as fit as I have been in ten years. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dale L.