Recent Injury? How to get back on your feet and return running

Recent Injury? How to get back on your feet and return running

by Jason Fitzgerald Running injuries can be unfortunately abundant, but it’s hard to keep a runner down for very long. Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions I hear is: “How do I return to running after an injury?“ Photos and images by Whologwhy, Vestman, Ed Yourdon, Regissercom and Diamond_Images This post originally appeared on Strength Running But it’s also an exceptionally complex question and there are always followups: What type of injury do you have? Is it chronic or your first time? Did you run through pain (and make it worse)? How much time did you take off from running? So my answers aren’t usually the most helpful because I don’t know your training background or your level of running experience . Runners that I work with personally will get more specific advice because I know more of their variables and can offer specific solutions. Recently I wrote about my Achilles tendon injury and how I was back to my pre-injury training volume within a week of being healthy, roughly. Many were curious how I was able to return to running so soon after my Achilles injury. This post is a case study on how I modified my post-injury training, what worked for me, and how you can apply the same lessons to your running. Before we get into the exact steps I took, let’s be clear that this is a more aggressive approach for two important reasons: My training age is 15+ years (which means I can be more aggressive because of my experience level — I really know my body). I’m training to run a very competitive marathon in about ten weeks, so it’s now or never. I’m willing take risks, though I wouldn’t...

How a Hot Spoon Can Make a Mozzie Bite Go Away

  Don't you hate getting annoying mosquito bites in the summer. Well here's a nifty trick. Next time you get bitten, place a hot (read as stirred in coffee hot, not stove temperature) and place it over the bite area. The heat denatures the 'itchy proteins' and basically will stop the mark from itching later.   The explanation is when you get bitten, mosquitos inject an anti-coagulant that stops your blood from clotting. This protein can't survive high temperatures, so that's why this trick works. The bump may last a few hours/days, but at least the irritation won't! Share this:PrintEmailFacebookTwitterGoogleLike this:Like...

Your BMI Might Make You Think You’re Healthier Than You Are

ADAM DACHIS Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, gives you a number designed to indicate whether you are at a healthy weight or not. According to the health experts over at Examine.com, BMIs tend to provide you with a more flattering look at your situation than reality might otherwise indicate.P BMI (Body Mass Index) is not a highly accurate measure of obesity. That being said, its more complimenting than anything. BMI has a high rate of false negatives (obese people actually being classified as normal or overweight) encroaching on 50% in some studies, particularly among females. The amount of false positives seen with BMI (non-obese persons with enough lean mass to be classified as obese) is surprisingly small; less than 5% in men and 1% in women according to one study.P For those unfamiliar, you calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. (If you don't want to do this calculation yourself, just use an online BMI calculator like this one.) False positives likely occur more often in men due to heavier amounts of muscle mass, but regardless 5% is still a very small number. Around 50%, however, is a bit troubling. If you find yourself on the higher end of the BMI range, don't take comfort in such a rating. You might not be quite as healthy as you think, so see a doctor to find out if you need an adjustment in the level of your physical activity and your diet.P How valid is BMI as a measure of health and obesity? | Examine.comP Photo by Jaimie Duplass (Shutterstock). Share this:PrintEmailFacebookTwitterGoogleLike this:Like...
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