Synopses & Reviews
Identify, treat, and—most important—prevent common debilitating sports injuries and medical conditions.
Whether youre a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain, or pain that youve never felt before.
When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nations leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment—while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto.
The book also answers other common training questions like, "What should I eat to fuel my workouts?" and "What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?" Understand: Metzl isnt just a doctor. Hes an elite athlete, having completed 9 Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible.
In The Athletes Book of Home Remedies, youll find:
• Eye-popping anatomical illustrations of each injury, detailed symptoms, how the injury happens, and how to fix it
• The secret system of the body that you can tap to boost performance and prevent injury
• Concussions: What you need to know
• The most annoying sports maladies ever—from athletes foot to side stitches—cured!
• The Iron Strength Workouts: Intense, total-body exercise routines for all fitness levels designed to build injury-proof athletes
• Two comprehensive eating plans, each with a weeks worth of meals engineered to fit the specific nutrition needs for endurance training or strength training
• Dozens of sneaky tips for gaining an edge in any sport
Quick fixes and effective home remedies for runners, bikers, skiers, golfers—and all types of
athletes—to get them back in the game fast.
From casual joggers to competitive triathletes, high school footballers to aging weekend warriors, tens
of millions of Americans enjoy—and get injured enjoying—sports and fitness activities. (High school
athletics alone result in more than 2 million injuries a year!) Now, the hobbled masses have an authoritative guide to healing themselves: The Athletes Book of Home Remedies.
This comprehensive guidebook for fitness buffs and sports enthusiasts empowers readers to self-diagnose and self-treat chronic and acute aches and pains—from shin splints and sprains to athletes
foot—and provides medically sound advice on preventing injuries.
A doctor-designed, get-back-in-shape workout and diet plan accompanies the head-to-toe diagnostic
manual, ensuring that readers will not only come back from injury stronger than ever, but will avoid getting sidelined in the future.
Whether you are an elite-level athlete or a weekend warrior, you have known the aches and pains of sports injury. Rather than spend hours in the doctors office or in physical therapy, learn about the most common injuries and ailments that befall athletes and how to prevent them from happening. Written by Dr. Jordan Metzl—a nationally recognized sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a 29-time marathon runner, and a 9-time Ironman triathlete—this book will keep you moving.
In The Athletes Book of Home Remedies, Dr. Metzls third book, he uses his award-winning, clear style to explain sports medicine in laymans terms. Fully illustrated with easy-to-understand anatomical diagrams, the book is perfect for any athlete in your life. Topics covered include common injuries; prevention strategies; fitness regimens for all levels of athlete; nutrition plans; and ways to stay injury free. Dr. Metzl will also tell you when its necessary to go to the doctor and what kind of doctor to see. This is one title that you will keep in your reference library and use over and over again as you strive to stay healthy and moving.
About the Author
Jordan D. Metzl, MDis a nationally recognized sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, Americas premier orthopedic hospital, located in New York City. With a practice of more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Metzl is widely known for his passion for sports medicine and fitness. His focus is to safely return athletes to the playing field of their choice and to keep them there. In addition to his busy practices in New York and in Greenwich, Connecticut, Dr. Metzl is an award-winning author and medical columnist for Triathlete magazine. Regularly voted among New Yorks top sports medicine doctors by New York magazine, Dr. Metzl takes care of athletic patients of all ages, and he lectures and teaches extensively both nationally and internationally. Dr. Metzl appears regularly on local and national media programs including the Today show and Good Morning America, and in print media including The New York Times, discussing the issues of fitness and health. In addition to his busy medical practice and academic interests, he practices what he preaches. He is a former collegiate soccer player, a 29-time marathon runner, and 9-time Ironman finisher. He lives, works, and works out in New York City. Mike Zimemrman is a contributing editor to Mens Health and coauthor of The Mens Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition and The Impact! Body Plan.