Stay Strong: Top 5 Sports Guides

1. Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements, The

A countless number of new, renamed, and variations of sport supplements flood the market each year. Many of these are accompanied by slick marketing campaigns promising too-good-to-be-true results. For athletes seeking a safe, effective edge to their training and performance, supplements can be a confusing and serious matter.

2. Dr. Jordan Metzl’s Running Strong: The Sports Doctor’s Complete Guide to Staying Healthy and Injury-Free for Life

Step into my office if you want to run faster, stronger, and pain-free. Whether you’re a new runner training for your first race or an experienced marathoner, this cutting-edge book will keep you on the road and running faster.

With comprehensive, illustrated information on running health and injury prevention, this book is the first to include embedded scan codes that lead readers to videos addressing such issues as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and runner’s knee. Not only will runners be able to read about how they can treat and prevent hundreds of medical and nutritional issues, they’ll be able to walk into a top-level video consultation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from anywhere in the world!

3. Clinical Guide to Sports Injuries

Superbly illustrated with more than 400 full-color illustrations and 120 photos, Clinical Guide to Sports Injuries is an outstanding guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. See and learn how to evaluate and treat a wide range of sports injuries and to handle each step in the injury management process. You’ll also learn how to prescribe rehabilitation exercises to your patients.

4. The Complete Guide To Sports Nutrition

The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country’s most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research and information to help you succeed.

This seventh edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics:

  • Maximizing endurance, strength and performance
  • How to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate and protein requirements
  • Advice on improving body composition
  • Specific advice for women, children and vegetarians
  • Eating plans to cut body fat, gain muscle and prepare for competition
  • Sport-specific nutritional advice.

5. Body, Mind, and Sport: The Mind-Body Guide to Lifelong Health, Fitness, and Your Personal Best

Until recently, the effortless “Zone” of peak performance was only within the reach of serious athletes. Now, with Body, Mind, and Sport, anyone can reach the Zone, regardless of fitness level.

Designed to accommodate a variety of individual fitness needs, the Body, Mind, and Sport program is split into two levels. Level 1 is for non-athletes who want to improve overall fitness; Level 2 is for those who want to train for competitive or recreational purposes. Your own unique mind-body type is taken into account to guide you in achieving your personal best without stress or strain. In this revised and updated edition of Body, Mind, and Sport, fitness expert and trainer John Douillard outlines a program in which your individual seasonal constitution-Winter, Spring, or Summer-determines what exercises or sports are best suited to your mind-body type and what foods you should eat for optimum results.

Using the Body, Mind, and Sport approach you can decrease heart and breath rates while improving both fitness and performance. Dozens of world-class athletes, including Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, have used John Douillard’s expert breathing techniques, dietary recommendations, and seasonally balanced workouts. Now you can, too!

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