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The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries Author Dr. Jonathan Gelber
ISBN-10 9781770908345
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 168
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MMA is one of the world's fastest growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter — not harder — and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details. Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA's top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today's fight game.



Combat Sports Medicine

Combat Sports Medicine Author Ramin Kordi
ISBN-10 1848003544
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 325
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Sports medicine and sports science are relatively new and rapidly developing fields of knowledge. During the past 2 decades, a significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in these areas. However, there is a demand for practical ref- ences which address sports medicine and science in the context of different sports. This demand is higher in some sports including combat sports, which are highly physically and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood-borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, stress management, and safety for women and children. This book has been developed to meet the needs of the practitioners who work with combat sports athletes in order to improve their health and performance. Combat sports include four Olympic sports (boxing, wrestling, judo, and t- kwondo) and other popular sports such as karate, kick boxing, and Wushu. These sports are popular in most countries of the world, both at competitive and rec- ational levels. Combat sports are practiced by people of different ages for a variety of reasons such as to gain fitness and health benefits and to learn self-defense.



A Killing Art

A Killing Art Author Gillis, Alex
ISBN-10 9781770906952
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 280
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The eagerly anticipated updated return of a bestselling martial arts classic The leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the worldÍs most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with old dynasties and superhuman feats. In fact, Tae Kwon Do is as full of lies as it is powerful techniques. Since its rough beginnings in the Korean military 60 years ago, the art empowered individuals and nations, but its leaders too often hid the painful truths that led to that empowerment „ the gangsters, secret-service agents, and dictators who encouraged cheating, corruption, and murder. A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do takes you into the cults, geisha houses, and crime syndicates that made Tae Kwon Do. It shows how, in the end, a few key leaders kept the art clean and turned it into an empowering art for tens of millions of people in more than 150 countries. A Killing Art is part history and part biography „ and a wild ride to enlightenment. This new and revised edition of the bestselling book contains previously unnamed sources and updated chapters.



Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition Author Kelly Starrett
ISBN-10 9781628600889
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 480
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Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: - Move safely and efficiently in all situations - Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions - Restore normal function to your joints and tissues - Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition - Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch - Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises - Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns - Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow - Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries - Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations - Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency



Becoming a Supple Leopard

Becoming a Supple Leopard Author Kelly Starrett
ISBN-10 1936608588
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 400
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LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENT Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard. Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWod.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own human movement, allowing you to live a healthy, happier, more fulfilling life. Performance is what drives the human animal, but the human animal can be brought to an abrupt halt by dysfunctional movement patterns. Oftentimes, the factors that impede performance are invisible to not only the untrained eye, but also the majority of athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. In this one of a kind training manual, Starrett maps out a detailed system comprised of more than two hundred techniques and illuminates common movement errors that cause injury and rob you of speed, power, endurance, and strength. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from restrictions, Becoming a Supple Leopard, will teach you how to maintain your body and harness your genetic potential. Learn How to: il prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries il overhaul your movement habits il quickly identify, diagnose, and fix inefficient movement patterns il problem solve for pain and dysfunction in austere environments with little equipment il fix poor mechanics that rob power, bleed force, and dump torque il unlock reservoirs of athletic capacity you didn't know you had il identify and fix poor movement patterns in children il reverse the aging process il develop strategies that restore function to your joints and tissues il accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition il create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency il improve your quality of life through regained work capacity il run faster, jump higher, and throw farther



Healthy Running Step by Step

Healthy Running Step by Step Author Robert Forster
ISBN-10 9781592336050
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 208
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Don't let an old injury keep you from enjoying races, morning runs, or attaining fitness goals. In the first part of Healthy Running Step by Step, authors Robert Forster, PT and Roy M. Wallack recommend the best training based on your fitness goals, including strength training, cross training, sprints, yoga, and rest. Part two goes a step further from other books by addressing the most modern methods of treatment—including current studies on the amount of rest required, new and controversial surgical operations and injections, the newest and most effective gear, and barefoot/minimalist running as a form of healing. If you are recovering from an injury or want to prevent becoming injured in the first place, Healthy Running Step by Step is a must-have guide.



Fight Medicine

Fight Medicine Author Dr. Michael Kelly
ISBN-10 1581606370
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 286
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Fight Medicine is the first book that explains in detail what medical professionals, fighters, trainers and managers need to know about diagnosing and treating combat sports injuries. Injured boxers, wrestlers and mixed martial artists who ignore injuries or fail to seek optimal health care often pay for it with pain, frustration and lost training time. Fighters require specialized medical care from appropriately trained medical professionals. Although there are many well-qualified physicians who take care of athletes, some may not have the specialized training needed to recognize a serious fight injury that can impact a fighter's career. Many health care providers are unfamiliar with the unique issues of fight medicine, such as hand injury, ocular injury, concussion and chronic traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kelly has packed Fight Medicine with chapter after chapter of solid information on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of injuries and ailments suffered by fighters, including bone, joint and soft tissue injuries; neurological and cardiac conditions; pulmonary conditions; and infectious diseases. Whether you're a doctor who wants to learn more about fight medicine or a fighter or trainer, Fight Medicine will give you the information you need to make the right call.



Tommy John s Elbow and Tiger Woods s Back

Tommy John   s Elbow and Tiger Woods s Back Author Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS
ISBN-10 9781683582595
Release 2019-02-05
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What do players across such different sports such as Buster Posey, Tom Brady, and Tiger Woods have in common? Their injuries have shaped the world of sports and how sports medicine is approached. When you hear stories of Kobe traveling abroad to receive blood platelet injections, or Olympians using low-oxygen training masks, or how an NFL player bounced back from an ACL or MCL tear, these techniques were all developed by surgeons who had to fix the broken athletes who came to them. Jonathan Gelber has compiled a list of the most impactful injuries in Tommy John’s Elbow and Tiger Woods’s Back: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society and the ripple effect they have had in how modern sports are played today. Whether it is through surgeries or rule changes, the game has had to evolve with every gruesome injury or, in some cases, even death. Among the athletes featured in this book are: • Tommy John and how the surgery that came about in his name changed the game of baseball • Yao Ming, Bill Walton, and other NBA stars, and how foot injuries affected their careers • Dale Earnhardt and how his devastating crash led to new rules and safety concerns for NASCAR • And many more! “My experience working with Skyhorse is always a positive collaboration. The editors are first-rate professionals, and my books receive top-shelf treatment. I truly appreciate our working relationship and hope it continues for years to come.” –David Fischer, author



Tommy John s Elbow and Tiger Woods s Back

Tommy John s Elbow and Tiger Woods s Back Author Jonathan Gelber
ISBN-10 1683582586
Release 2019-02-05
Pages 256
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The details behind the most impactful injuries and tragedies in sports history!



Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Author David Joyce
ISBN-10 9781135075095
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 464
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World-class rehabilitation of the injured athlete integrates best practice in sports medicine and physical therapy with training and conditioning techniques based on cutting-edge sports science. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sports injury and rehabilitation professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, biomechanists and sport scientists show how this integrated model works across the spectrum of athlete care. In every chapter, there is a sharp focus on the return to performance, rather than just a return to play. The book introduces evidence-based best practice in all the core areas of sports injury risk management and rehabilitation, including: performance frameworks for medical and injury screening; the science of pain and the psychology of injury and rehabilitation; developing core stability and flexibility; performance retraining of muscle, tendon and bone injuries; recovery from training and rehabilitation; end-stage rehabilitation, testing and training for a return to performance. Every chapter offers a masterclass from a range of elite sport professionals, containing best practice protocols, procedures and specimen programmes designed for high performance. No other book examines rehabilitation in such detail from a high performance standpoint. Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation is essential reading for any course in sports medicine and rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, sports science, and for any clinician, coach or high performance professional working to prevent or rehabilitate sports injuries.



Deskbound

Deskbound Author Kelly Starrett
ISBN-10 9781628600582
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 368
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Sitting can wreak havoc on your health. Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases - from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression - and literally shortens your life. In Deskbound, Dr Kelly Starrett - author of Becoming a Supple Leopard (Victory Belt, 2015) - unveils how your sedentary lifestyle is killing you and, more important, what you can do to change it. Provides creative solutions to reduce the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for the workplace that will improve your overall health.



Ultimate Flexiblity

Ultimate Flexiblity Author Sang H. Kim
ISBN-10 9781934903988
Release 2010-09-22
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Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice.Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H. Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching.



Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts

Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts Author Landow, Loren
ISBN-10 9781492506157
Release 2016-02-29
Pages 264
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Strike and kick with explosive power. Grapple and wrestle with sustained strength. Counter and evade opponents with speed and agility. Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts is your guide to achieving all of these performance goals and more. It includes sample training plans for the most popular martial arts.



The Anatomy of Martial Arts

The Anatomy of Martial Arts Author Norman Link
ISBN-10 9781569757871
Release 2011
Pages 135
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"With detailed anatomical drawings, this book precisely illustrates the inner workings of your body during key martial arts moves. Its color drawings, helpful photos and clear text make it easy to identify the specific muscles you need to train for maximum speed, power and accuracy. More than just an anatomy book, each section is accompanied by exercises and stretches to strengthen muscles, prevent injury, and improve form."--P. [4] of cover.



Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment

Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment Author John Gallucci, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781936303656
Release 2014-05-05
Pages 200
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Written by the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer and experienced physical therapist who treats athletes of all ages and abilities, a comprehensive guide to the best training, strengthening, stretching, nutrition, and hydration regimens to prevent the most common soccer injuries as well as expert explanations and advice on how to treat injuries if they occur. Including universal health and fitness recommendations as well as advice targeted to specific age groups and levels of play, Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Players, Parents, and Coaches is an essential book for every player, parent, and coach.



How to Eat Move and be Healthy

How to Eat  Move and be Healthy Author Paul Chek
ISBN-10 1583870067
Release 2004
Pages 255
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You are unique! The way we respond to food, exercise and stress varies person-to-person just as much as our fingerprints. This book will identify YOUR individual needs and teach you how to address issues that may be preventing you from looking and feeling your best. Follow this proven four-step program that has helped thousands of people look and feel their best. Step 1. Fill in the Questionnaires. Step 2. Develop a Unique Eating Plan for YOU. Step 3. Build a Personalized Exercise Program that Fits YOUR Needs. Step 4. Fine-tune a Healthier Lifestyle that Fits YOUR Routine. Whether you want to lose weight, change your body shape, overcome a health challenge, or optimize an already healthy lifestyle, this book will teach you how to achieve all your goals!



The Pact

The Pact Author Cody Garbrandt
ISBN-10 9780785216773
Release 2018-05-08
Pages 240
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Cody Garbrandt grew up in a rough town in the Central Appalachian region of Ohio, surrounded by a longstanding culture of fighting—and drugs. Raised in this environment by a single mom (his dad left him at the young age of three to reside in the Ohio State Penitentiary), Cody grew up fighting, and he grew up wild. His future seemed predestined to end in the coal mines, or in prison. Thankfully, Cody had visions of something more. His American Dream? Mixed Martial Arts. But a path to success wasn’t clear. He spent as much time fighting in the streets as he did in the gym—one bad decision away from losing everything. Then, at age 20, Cody’s brother introduced him to five-year old Maddux Maple. Maddux was deathly ill with leukemia, his survival by no means assured. A unique friendship developed as they made a promise to each other: Maddux would beat cancer, and Cody would make it to the UFC and become world champion. Through five long years of pain and hardship, they both persevered; Cody, through the agony and sacrifices of fighting his way to the top, and Maddux through the horrors of chemotherapy. They loved and supported each other. They served as each other’s inspiration. And in December 2016, they made good on their pact: Cody won his UFC Championship belt, which he promptly presented to Maddux—the boy who had beaten cancer into remission. This is their story.