Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Athlete monitoring for runners – what to monitor and how to do it

Our recent posts have talked about assessing capacity and building performance through targeted rehab and appropriate training. Today we talk about the how to...

Training error and load management, are we missing something key?

Today we're joined on the blog by Dale Forsdyke who's kindly shared his considerable wisdom on pyschosocial factors in sport. Dale is a prominent...

Static alignment in runners, are we moving forward by standing still?

I spent much of my university years staring at people in their pants. It was a big part of our course and we'd spend...

How to avoid injury through training error – 8 top tips

With training error reportedly involved in as much as 80% of running injuries it makes sense to know how to avoid it. Prevention is...

Key training concepts: Stress-recovery balance, overreaching and overtraining.

I'm a big fan of simple strategies that can help athletes manage injury or improve performance. We've talked recently about the growth in wearable...

What causes running injuries?

There are a lot of theories as to what causes running injury but it seems the answer is fairly obvious; While I'm sure Ian's tweet...

Recovery – the importance of planning and implementation

In the first blog in this series on recovery we discussed the key concept of the stress recovery balance and how both physical and...

Injury prevention in runners – “skimpy research”

Wherever possible RunningPhysio tries to be evidence based but in many cases there is a lack of high quality research. Extensive advice exists on...

Research isn’t everything…

BBC's Panorama this week exposed the paucity of evidence behind some of the products involved in sports. I have to say, overall, I wasn't...

Oops I opened a can of worms!

Yesterday's blog on research in sports got an interesting response, from nodding agreement to being told it was "utter crap!" The critics said I was...

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