Keeping with the the theme from yesterday–continued education–today, I’ll suggest a few books that I’ve read lately that you all may want to add to your collection.
Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice–Bosch and Klomp. I highly recommend this book, and am a bit disappointed that I didn’t decide to read it sooner in my education. It provides a lot of great science (that sometimes challenges convention) and some interesting drills to help improve various aspects of running. If you work with any athlete who runs, check it out.
The Pelvic Girdle–Diane Lee. Looks into diagnosing and correcting dysfunction of the lumbo-pelvo-hip complex. While it is geared toward the physical therapist, it is still a great read for the performance specialist.
The Talent Code: Greateness isn’t born. It’s grown. Here’s how.–Daniel Coyle. I don’t care who you are, you should read this. It goes in depth at developing “talent” as a skill and provides numerous examples. A five disc audiobook, listen to it in the car on the way to work for a week and reap the benefits.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen–Christopher McDougall. I discussed a bit of the book in a blog last week. It talks about how the body has been developed to run and a great deal about running barefoot. It’s a pretty quick read as well. Definitely makes you question the status quo.