The Pain-Free Triathlete
A guide for treating sciatica, low back pain, hip and knee pain and other repetitive strain injuries.
You don't need to be an athlete to benefit from the over 200 self-treatments taught in The Pain-Free Triathlete! Learn how to self-treat muscle tension and spasms that cause headaches, TMJ, shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, hip and knee pain, Achilles' tendonitis, foot pain, and lots of other repetitive strain injuries. Beginning triathletes will love the training program taught in this book!
While working with endurance athletes online on their forums, Julie began hearing about aches and pains that aren't common to most people, but are "everyday" to the men and women who push their body to the max. One by one, doing a little detective work with each athlete, she figured out what was causing the pain, and what needed to be done to eliminate it. The athletes were thrilled to be back on the road again, and a new book gradually formed.
The Pain-Free Triathlete is a greatly expanded version of Julie's first book How to be Pain-Less: A Beginner's Guide to the Self-Treatment of Muscle Spasms, and definitely isn't just for athletes! The Julstro techniques taught are valid for anyone with arms, legs and a body, young and old, athlete or not.
Well, everything except Chapter Five, which is a detailed balanced exercise program that integrates running, cycling and swimming, for the reader who is interested in triathlon sports. We asked a professional triathlon coach to write that chapter, and the results are great. The feedback has been excellent so if you are interested, it's all there for you.
With 219 treatment pages, over 200 demonstration photographs, 40 color charts to show the muscles being discussed and to find the source of pain, this is a book that will save you thousands of dollars and many hours of pain!