By Kate Dzienis

Science of Running: Analyse Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionalise Your Training was released earlier in the year, in February, and explains the hard science that can help runners of all abilities to go faster, endure for longer and avoid injury.

Written by Chris Napier, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver with a PhD in running biomechanics and injury prevent, the publication goes intensely through the muscle groups and bodily systems involved when it comes to being an effective runner.

If you enjoy learning about the science behind our favourite behaviour, then you’ll enjoy seeing, in high colour CGI illustrations, things like how a runner’s stride is broken down scientifically, what goes on under the skin at every stage of the running cycle, and how to correct a non-natural gait for the prevention of injury.

Science of Running looks at the science behind nutrition and hydration and includes custom 360 training programs based on hard science for all levels of athletes, from morning joggers to marathoners and beyond.

Understand the mechanics behind your body’s energy systems and how to train to maximise energy storage and conversion; Science of Running by Chris Napier is definitely a publication worthy of reading and holding onto for future reference.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published by Penguin Books
Released: Out Now
RRP: $40-$45