The Secret: Balancing (Mechanical) Stress and Adaptation
Good news: your body will adapt itself, as long as the applied stress is less than your body’s capacity to adapt itself! Most injuries result from an excess of pressure 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.
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