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Healthy Running Step by Step – For Injury-Free Running

healthy-running-step-by-stepRobert Forster’s  new book Healthy Running Step by Step is due out next month. Forster PT and physical Therapist to US Track and Field athletes at Four Olympic Games and Five World Championships helping them win 43 Olympic Medals, setting numerous World and Olympic Records.

Review –  “Bob Forster is our secret weapon and a big part of our success. This book reveals all of the techniques and lessons learned over our eight Olympic games together and is useful for athletes of all ages and abilities”

– Bob Kersee, the most successful Olympic track and field coach of all time , with 44 medals

Do read the “browse sample pages” function on Amazon and read introduction and chapter headings.

Healthy Running Step by Step: Self-Guided Methods for Injury-Free Running: Training – Technique – Nutrition – Rehab

Healthy Running Step by Step will help runners of all ages and abilities understand why running injuries occur, how to prevent them, and how to speed up recovery. Injuries plague the majority of runners, wrecking training plans and cutting running careers short by decades, but they are not inevitable. Authors Robert Forster, P.T., and Roy M. Wallack explain that nearly all running injuries can be rehabilitated quicker and even avoided altogether with the right training, strengthening, stretching, running form, and diet strategy.

Drawing from Forster’s three decades of training and treating Olympic athletes and more than 10,000 runners at his award-winning Santa Monica, California, physical therapy and high-performance centers, this book emphasizes that better performance is inextricably bound to injury reduction and that a comprehensive, science-based training plan with built-in anti-injury “insurance” must include these crucial elements:

  • Periodization training
  • Proper technique and footwear
  • Nutrition
  • Posture and flexibility
  • Strength training

This book also includes detailed, step-by-step rehabilitation matrixes for the five most common running injuries: IT band syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and hamstring injuries. Using these unique matrixes as your guide, you’ll recover from injuries more quickly and understand what you need to do to prevent their reoccurrence.

Review – “Authentic, loaded with insight and information, “Healthy Running Step by Step” illustrates the scientific approach Bob used to help me and many others stay injury-free and achieve our ultimate Olympic goals.” – “Jackie Joyner Kersee, six-time Olympic medalist and multiple world record holder

About the Authors

ROY M. WALLACK is a Los Angeles Times health and fitness columnist and former editor of Triathlete and Bicycle Guide magazines. A participant some of the world’s toughest running, cycling, and multisport events, including the Boston Marathon, Badwater UltraMarathon, Eco-Challenge, La Ruta de los Conquistadores, and TransRockies Run, he finished second in the World Fitness Championship in 2004. Wallack has written for Outside, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Competitor, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, and authored The Traveling Cyclist: 20 Worldwide Tours of Discovery (1991) and Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 (2005), an athletic longevity plan for cyclists.

ROBERT FORSTER, PT,  has practiced Sports Physical Therapy in Santa Monica, CA, for 31 years. Robert has lectured throughout the US and Europe on Sports Rehabilitation and safety in exercise. Robert served as a private physical therapist at four Olympic Games for Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence “Flo-Jo” Joyner, Alyson Felix and their teammates who have won a combined 32 Olympic Medals under his direct care. He also worked pro athletes Pete Sampras, Kobe Bryant, Elton Brand, Maria Sharapova, as well as M.M.A. champions including B.J. Penn. Robert has published several articles in the scientific press and co-authored The Complete Water Power Workout Book published in 1993 by Random House. He has also written a regular column in Triathlete magazine, appeared in several episodes of the popular Fit to Hit series on the Tennis Channel and recently created the Herbalife 24 Fit Workout DVDs based on the science of periodisation training.

MMA Training Science

Whilist MMA is a high intensity sports it doesnt require training that is high intensity all the time.  Periodization training builds fitness in a rational sequence. Get fit and lose body fat for a fight. Works on the fat burning metabolism. This training allows the fighters to burn fat at a high intensity rather than carbs thereby proudcing less lactic acid.

Combat sports get more scientific in their training, the same periodization training  that goes into the developement of the 24 Fit Workouts DVDs.

 

Reach your highest athletic potential with periodization training

What is the secret to training to avoid injury and peak when it counts? The answer is periodization. Russian physiologist Leo Metveyev and Romanian sport scientist Tudor Bompa have been regarded as the fathers of modern periodization. To train and compete at the best of your ability, and to do it with the least amount of injury, fatigue and worry, nothing compares to Periodization.

This stair-step training plan ramps your training up safely and leaves you primed to fly. If you just want to stay in shape and don’t care about getting faster or losing large chunks of time to nagging injuries, then continue to train without a plan. But if you want to improve your fitness, stop getting injured, and give yourself the best chance to reach your highest athletic potential, listen to Be at your Peak when it Counts. Join Dr. Ivan Huergo and Robert Forster as they discuss strategies for you to resolve pain, improve sport performance, and help you move through life with strength and confidence.

In 1980, Robert Forster started his physical therapy business with a single client who would be later known throughout the world for her Olympic gold medal achievements- Florence Griffith Joyner. Working with dozens of Olympic medalists, US Open & Wimbledon champions, NBA superstars and triathlon world record holders, Forster encountered countless ill-advised and erroneous training programs that actually caused injury, and didn’t result in improvement.

Robert Forster developed the 24 Fit Workout

Listen to the introduction, then Robert Forster contribution starts at 10.05