The Athlete s Book of Home Remedies

Author: Jordan Metzl
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609612345
Format: PDF
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A reference for sports hobbyists and fitness buffs shares medically sound, comprehensive guidelines for treating chronic pain and preventing injuries, providing a complementary, doctor-designed fitness workout and diet plan. Original. 40,000 first printing.

The Athlete s Book of Home Remedies Enhanced Edition

Author: Jordan Metzl
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609618874
Format: PDF, Docs
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ENHANCED EDITION INCLUDES OVER 48 MINUTES OF VIDEO Identify, treat, and--most important--prevent common debilitating sports injuries and medical conditions. Whether you're a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athletes Book of Home Remedies 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, you'll find: 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

The Athlete s Guide to Recovery

Author: Sage Rountree
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716384
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is the first comprehensive, practical exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. If you've hit a wall in your training, maybe it's because your body isn't recovering enough from each workout to become stronger. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair and come back stronger than before. Athletes who neglect their recovery will gain little from workouts, risking injury, overtraining, and burn out. The Athlete's Guide to Recovery offers a full exploration of rest and recovery for athletes. In her book, certified triathlon and running coach and pioneering yoga for athletes instructor Sage Rountree will guide you to full recovery and improved performance, revealing how to measure your fatigue and recovery, how much rest you need, and how to make the best use of recovery tools. Drawing on her own experience along with interviews with coaches, trainers, and elite athletes, Rountree details daily recovery techniques, demystifying common aids like ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. She explains in detail how to employ restorative practices such as massage, meditation, and yoga. You will learn which methods work best and how and when they are most effective. The Athlete's Guide to Recovery explores: • Periodization and overtraining • Ways to measure fatigue and recovery including heart rate tests, heart rate variability, EPOC, and apps • Stress reduction • Sleep, napping, nutrition, hydration, and supplements • Cold and heat like icing, ice baths, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and heating pads • Home remedies including compression wear, creams, and salts • Technological aids like e-stim, ultrasound, Normatec • Massage, self-massage, and foam rolling • Restorative yoga • Meditation and breathing Then you can put these tools and techniques to practice using two comprehensive recovery plans for both short- and long-distance training. This invaluable resource will enable you to maintain that hard-to-find balance between rigorous training and rest so that you can feel great and compete at your highest level.

The Exercise Cure

Author: Jordan Metzl
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623360102
Format: PDF
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What if there were a drug to treat every illness, across all body systems, proven potent against heart disease, depression, arthritis, PMS and erectile dysfunction—even in chronic diseases such as asthma, dementia, and certain types of cancer? What if it had no side effects, was completely free, readily available, and worked for everyone? Every single person who took it decreased her risk of premature death and raised his quality of life. Would you want it? In a healthcare system that spends 17% of GDP, roughly $2.7 trillion, mostly on disease treatment, how do we save money and prevent illness? By increasing the use of the world's most effective preventive medicine: exercise. Jordan D. Metzl, MD, explains how everyone can maximize their daily dose in his groundbreaking new book, The Exercise Cure. In The Exercise Cure, Dr. Metzl—nationally renowned sports medicine physician—offers malady-specific and well-researched exercise prescriptions to help readers stay healthy, heal disease, drop pounds, increase longevity, and transform their lives. Today's medical system is largely focused on fixing rather than preventing problems, and many treatments carry significant side effects. Cholesterol-lowering drugs are linked to frequent muscle and joint problems, anti-hypertensive drugs like Beta-blockers cause headaches and diminished energy, and Prozac and other popular anti-depressant medications carry multiple consequences including sexual dysfunction. Dr. Metzl knows that exercise is inexpensive, powerful medicine that has benefits in prevention and treatment of disease without disturbing side effects. Even in older adults, daily exercise has been found to prevent dementia by generating neuron development in the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. Combining the latest data and his proven motivational skills, Dr. Metzl addresses the common maladies troubling millions. He discusses our cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, reproductive, and endocrinologic body systems, with special sections on sleep problems and cancer prevention, presenting the science behind the role of exercise as medicine. Then, he details fun, fat-torching, life-prolonging workouts that can be tailored easily to any fitness level, beginner to advanced, and provides nutritional information, including meal plans for healthy eating and disease prevention, as well.

That s Gotta Hurt

Author: Dr. David Geier
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512600695
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In That's Gotta Hurt, the orthopaedist David Geier shows how sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable. Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That's Gotta Hurt is a fascinating and important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.

Home Strength Training for Young Athletes

Author: Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 9781581107166
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Nationally recognized sports medicine physician, Jordan D. Metzl, demonstrates performance-maximizing exercises for young athletes.

The Shoulder and the Overhead Athlete

Author: Sumant G. Krishnan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781746144
Format: PDF
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Written by a renowned multidisciplinary team of expert shoulder surgeons, athletic trainers, and physical therapists, this winning reference delivers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of shoulder injuries in throwing and other overhead athletes. Included is critical information on shoulder anatomy and biomechanics, clinical examination, imaging, resistance training and core strengthening, and specific exercises for the overhead shoulder... plus state-of-the-art techniques for treatment and rehabilitation of each type of injury, including a separate section for pediatric overhead athletes. All physicians, coaches, trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and therapists who care for overhead athletes at all levels of participation are sure to find this an indispensable resource. Book jacket.

Muscle Injuries in Sport Athletes

Author: Bernard Roger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331943344X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book attempts to provide a comprehensive look at all of the pathologies of muscles that are likely to be encountered in treating sports-related injuries. Its purpose is to give the practitioner a guide for identifying injuries and choosing the best therapeutic strategy. The first part presents the consensus view of current knowledge: the physiology of lesions and their prognosis as well as their anatomy, clinical imaging, and treatment. Then each of the muscles is described in turn, with a review of anatomy, clinical examination, the results of imaging, and therapeutic choices for acute and chronic injuries. A major section is dedicated to imaging, with the emphasis on which diagnostic methods are best for specific injuries and how to use diagnostic imaging to determine the most suitable therapeutic strategies. Special care has been taken to provide high-quality illustrations that clearly show how to identify the lesion of the damaged muscle. A wealth of illustrations, many in color, are included. Finally, the book concludes with some clinical cases and technical notes relevant to treatment of sports-related muscle injuries.