Mechanical Stress Quantification: the secret
Good news: your body will adapt itself, as long as the applied stress is less than your body’s capacity to adapt! Most injuries result from too much stress being applied to specific body parts (bone, cartilage, tendon, muscles, etc). Let your body adapt to the changes applied by allowing it time to strengthen. This video will explain how to quantify mechanical stress which can help prevent any potential injuries.
Debate on injury prevention
An open and vigorous debate on running shoes took place at University of Lausanne in Switzerland in November 2013. Panelists and speakers from all disciplines, (from running shoe specialists to health care specialists), all of whom had a lot of knowledge or experience, were invited. This 6-video set introduces a panel of independent experts discussing various issues, notably exploring realms such as recommendations, minimalist and maximalist philosophies, the current running shoe market and other controversial issues. Come and listen to these clinicians, scientists, retailers and other industry representatives, while they discuss challenging issues! Sorry, this video is only available in French at the moment.
Running does not increase the risk of osteoarthritis
During running, the knees and the spine sustain more impact than during most other daily activities. However, these structures do not wear out with recreational running: they adapt and become stronger! In fact, research suggests that runners may even have thicker and stronger knee cartilages and discs in between the vertebrae. Moreover, recreational runners tend to have less osteoarthritis than non-runners! Sorry, this video is only available in French.
The most simple, efficient and significant method of preventing injuries caused by overuse is to quantify and measure the application of mechanical stress to your body.
Gradual progression is key
Every increase in physical training volume, intensity, difference in elevation or change in running surface should be phased in gradually.
10 Tips for Runners
This document introduces ten essential tips in the prevention of running injuries