A renowned orthopedic surgeon provides the first medically proven fitness program designed to help prevent the #1 reason for doctor visits in the United States--bone and joint problems
Fitness can't be just about a healthy heart or looking good in a swimsuit. After all, low cholesterol and a flat stomach won't get you very far if back or neck problems, or a worn out knee or shoulder, keep tripping you up.
This first-of-its-kind program is designed to ensure that your frame can go the distance, with durability to match the muscle tone and conditioning we all want. And unlike other workouts, Framework starts with a unique self-test that uncovers potential problems with your frame, your workout, your nutrition, and more. It even combines diet and lifestyle advice with a balanced, customizable workout that acknowledges the fact that our bodies are all a little different and often need special attention. It teaches you to pay attention to what your body tries to tell you, and when it is being challenged by a special problem, whether it is a heel spur or stress on the job.
Best of all, Nicholas A. DiNubile, M.D., who serves as orthopedic consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers as well as the Pennsylvania Ballet, shows you how to work around--helping without hurting--any muscle or joint problems you may already have. And it all takes only 1 hour a day, 3 days a week.
"We all know that exercise is good for us, but too much of a good thing - or the right thing done wrong - can lead to serious musculoskeletal problems.
Carey, an exercise physiologist, and DiNubile, a sports medicine physician, have each written a book that will help people safely start, maintain, and build an exercise program. Both authors take philosophical approaches rooted in therapeutic modality, meaning that they prescribe exercises based on the interaction of the whole body. Carey believes that many musculoskeletal problems result from muscular length and strength imbalances. To correct these imbalances, he has developed the Function First program, which focuses on proper body alignment, kinesthetic awareness, and core body strength and stability.
DiNubile, meanwhile, presents many of the same core body exercises as Carey; to boot, there is an extensive preexercise screening questionnaire and advice on aesthetics, weightlifting, diet, and seeking medical advice in case of injury. Both titles are well organized, include helpful illustrations, and impart advice that is in line with what trainers today are offering at many top health clubs. Both are highly recommended for public, consumer health, and human resource collections." --Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA, Library Journal