Anatomy of Running follows the format of the successful Anatomy of… series. The books feature full-body anatomy illustrations that reveal the musculature as the body performs a particular exercise. By seeing how the muscles interact and which muscles execute and which support the exercise, the reader gains the greatest understanding of the exercise and its benefits. Anatomy of Running begins with an introduction to the popular fitness activity: Benefits from running Warming up, stretching, cooling down Equipment (shoes, heart rate monitors, pedometers) Surfaces, distances, environment Muscles, and ligaments used Stretches and strengthening Common injuries (identification, prevention, treatment, causes) Special considerations (age, pregnancy, fitness level, health). For the greatest benefit from running, it is not enough to head outside or to the gym and does a lap.