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Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running
Praise for the work of Peter Larson Larson presents a wealth of balanced info on the raging debate over proper running form and minimalist running shoes. —Erin Beresini, Outside Online “Peter Larson is both a scientist and a realist when it comes to running shoes, and that”s a good combination.” —Amby Burfoot, Peak Performance Blog, Runner”s WorldHumans evolved over the millennia to become one of the most exceptional distance-running species on Earth. So why are injuries so common? Are our shoes to blame, or is it a question of running form, training, or poor diet? In this groundbreaking book, Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky explore the reasons why runners experience injuries and offer potential solutions to the current epidemic of running-related injuries. Their findings, gleaned from research studies and conversations with leading footwear scientists, biomechanical experts, coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, and competitive runners, are informative and enlightening. Topics include:How modern runners differ from their ancestorsWhy repetitive stress causes most injuries, and how runners can safely reduce their occurrenceThe pros and cons of barefoot runningWhy it’s time to move beyond the pronation-control paradigm with running shoesHow certain running-form flaws might increase injury riskHow footwear has evolved over the past 10,000 yearsThe recreational runnerWhy running shoes are not inherently evilTread Lightly is a highly readable, multifaceted investigation of running—past and present, with a hopeful look to the future.
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