Description - Runner's World Your Best Stride by Jonathan Beverly
Most books on running form revolve around the premise that there is an ideal form all runners should try to achieve. These books explain how that form should look and how runners can work to emulate it as closely as possible. Research and experience show, however, that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some key universal elements.
Unfortunately, the constraints of our modern lifestyles change how we move, limiting our range of motion and weakening key muscle groups. Runner's World Your Best Stride is designed to help runners counteract those forces and regain their own unique, powerful and effective stride that will carry them through endless, injury-free miles.
Building off of his viral Running Times article from April 2014, "It's All in the Hips," author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists and coaches on which elements of running form are universal and how to improve them. For instance, he explores how footstrike is actually a byproduct of the movement in your knees, torso and arms. Specific exercises show readers how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, how to improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, and ways to improve speed by lengthening your stride. All of this culminates in an approachable guide to human movement, and a practical tool for improvement.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Rodale Press Inc.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Beverly
Jonathan Beverly was the editor in chief of Running Times magazine from 2000 to 2015. Prior to becoming editor, Beverly wrote regularly for Runner's World, Running Times and more. He has run 26 marathons and innumerable road and trail races throughout the world. He coached with Bob Glover and the New York Road Runners club during the 1990s, has taught several community college running classes, and has coached junior high and high school track and cross country since 2003. He lives in Nebraska.
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