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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Tommy John's unique program: a diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury - and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport

Beginning as early as age six and continuing through the teenage years and on into their 20s, both male and female athletes are more at risk of serious injuries at younger ages than ever before. Dr. Tommy John, son of lefty pitcher Tommy John and also a sports performance and healing specialist, offers an invaluable diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury - and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Dr. John explores the sudden rise of Tommy John surgeries being performed on young athletes today, as well as the many injuries - and the surgeries required to fix them - increasing at an alarming rate in baseball and all youth sports. Dr. John's book outlines the three top causes behind this "injury epidemic": The American lifestyle, the business of youth sports (from coaches to corporations), and the decisions we believe as parents are truly benefiting our children. 

Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance focuses on prevention, and also offers tips on how to tailor the advice for athletes coming back from an injury.

©2018 Dr. Tommy John, Myatt Murphy (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Parents are worried about their children being cut from the team, when they should be concerned about needless surgery and an epidemic of injury due to overuse. This book serves as a wakeup call for us all!" (Randy Cross, three-time Super Bowl Champion and football analyst)

"Too much organized sports at a young age is bad for nearly all American tweens and teens. Dr. Tommy John's Minimize Injury Maximize Performance is an invaluable guide to reducing young people's orthopedic problems associated with contemporary sports mania." (Gregg Easterbrook, author, The Game's Not Over)

"Tommy John was one of the fiercest competitors I've ever managed in my career. He never quit--and his son has that same spirit when it comes to protecting kids from what's wrong in youth sports today." (Tommy Lasorda, two-time World Series champion manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers)

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Great Information

The book has great information but desperately needs a pdf. I thought it was informative but I had to actually purchase a physical copy to see what TJ was referring to for most of the movements he references. Without a PDF, just not worth it.

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  • 03-04-22

Great book, but don't get it on audio

the content of the book is very informative and straightforward, and also useful for anyone who is human, not just parents of athletes. Unfortunately the book does not come with a PDF so I cant actually implement one of the most important parts of the program, as the images in the book are essential to know how to do certain movements or exercises. Nonetheless the info is important and worth knowing, and I can do everything else in the book, but just as the author himself says, you have to do ALL of it for it to be truly impactful, therefore the audiobook is basically useless if you actually want to DO what youre hearing. So, do not get this on audio, order the actual book, and then this book is worthy of 4 or 5 stars as Tommy John has an excellent knowledge of the human body, how it is supposed to work, and how to keep it in optimal condition.