The Perfect Christmas Gift for Runner’s on Your List

Want to help the runner you love (or yourself) reach their next level this Christmas? OK, so sure, here’s a shameless plug…. but hey, its 11 bucks at amazon, and Santa will have it under your tree or in your stocking by the time you wake up on the 25th.

To all of you who have bought the book, thank you! And to those that haven’t, the gift of knowledge is keeps on giving.

Merry Reading, and Merry Christmas Everyone!


5 thoughts on “The Perfect Christmas Gift for Runner’s on Your List

  1. Sherry

    I really enjoyed your book and refer back to it often – I was intrigued by your comments on static stretching and having to hold them for 2+ minutes for a long term benefit. Do you have any good references you could suggest on this topic?

  2. Brendan Dunn

    Hi Jay,

    I can also attest to the wonderful difference your book has made to my running. I am nearing the end of my phase 1 stability and want to embark on phase 2 strength in the next few months. When I enter the strength phase, do I need to maintain the stability? So for example would I do three days of strength and one of stability to maintain my previous gains? or will 2 -4 days of the strength exercises take care of that?

    Thank you for the wonderful book. It has changed the way I run forever.

    Kind Regards,


    1. an athlete's body Post author

      Hi Brendan – thanks for the kind words. The book is a guide – taking it into practice is what will pay off for you!

      The progressions are designed to be just that – progressions, and cumulative. Moving from phase 1 to phase 2 will be all you you’ll need to do.
      best – J

  3. Suz Parker

    I’ve got the book. I’ve read it thoroughly. My PT is also reading it – I’m not under care now. Yay.

    Several of the exercises would benefit with videos entailing proper form. I can read it and am finding some of the instruction to be useful as I interpret it.

    A good example is in Phase 1 – pigeon exercise (#2). As the picture of the model is from the side only, it’s hard to see alignment from the front. How many repetitions should be done for that exercise?

    I concur that balance improves quickly. I warm up lunch at work in the microwave and it’s time for eyes closed single leg balances. “Chair of death” in my cube is a nice break.

    The book is overall well done. While I run because it’s convenient and I actually enjoy it, running without injury will be an improvement. I’ve done 3 stints at the PT in 3 years. The time I spend ‘not running’ that relates to running matters in training so I don’t have to visit my my fave running PT except to say ‘hi’.

    Thanks for being thorough and honest in writing it.


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