Your best stride How to optimize your natural running form to run easier, farther, and faster -- with fewer injuries

Jonathan Beverly

Book - 2017

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Published
New York, NY : Rodale [2017]
Language
English
Item Description
At head of title: Runner's world.
Physical Description
xxiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781623368975
1623368979
Main Author
Jonathan Beverly (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An expert runner explains how our modern, sedentary lifestyle limits our range of motion and weakens key muscle groups and uses information from physical therapists, podiatrists and coaches to determine which elements of running are universal and how to improve on them. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Run the Way You Were Born to RunEvery runner wants a smooth, light, powerful, and resilient stride. But there isn't one ideal form all runners should try to emulate. Instead, research and experience show that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some universal elements.In lively, accessible prose, author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists, biomechanics researchers, and coaches, and reveals how individual runners can apply those principles and improve their performance, avoid injury, and enhance their enjoyment on the run. With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner's World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.