Category: Injury Prevention

What Is Fatigue?

What Is Fatigue?

[ 0 ] December 26, 2014 |

When, on a blustery day in Oxford in 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile, measuring out the full capacity of his lungs and legs and collapsing across the finish line, he felt, as he later wrote, “like an exploded flashlight.” That was the feeling researchers were trying to evoke, recently, when they paid […]

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The Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts

The Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014 |

How to Explain a Slow Day of Exercising? It’s in How You Eat, Drink, Sleep and Think By RACHEL BACHMAN / The Wall Street Journal One of the mysteries of being physically active is when the same workout feels great one week and lousy the next. Why does a routine 4-mile run or hourlong yoga […]

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Do You Have Exercise Induced Asthma?

Do You Have Exercise Induced Asthma?

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

Do you experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and excessive chest congestion and tightness during or after exercise? If so, you may have exercise induced asthma (EIA). I have had a formal diagnosis of EIA since 1993. As a swimmer, the asthma episodes were sporadic and explained away as working really hard. Once I started […]

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The Risks of Yoga

The Risks of Yoga

February 19, 2012 |

A recent New York Times Magazine article rocked the yoga world by reporting that, despite its popularity, yoga may be too high-risk for most people.  When instructors get overly persistent and extreme poses are held for too long, yoga can cause a wide range of skeletal and muscular injuries, like nerve damage or torn cartilage. Now that an estimated 20 million Americans practice yoga, many critics are pointing to training programs that prematurely […]

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Sage Rountree Releases First Book of Yoga Routines for Athletes

Sage Rountree Releases First Book of Yoga Routines for Athletes

June 15, 2009 |

Nationally known endurance sports coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree has published the first book of yoga routines for athletes. The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus offers runners, triathletes, and cyclists a convenient way to gain the benefits of yoga. When endurance athletes attend yoga classes, they bring […]

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Cold Weather Running Tips from the RRCA

Cold Weather Running Tips from the RRCA

January 19, 2009 |

The onset of winter needn’t bring a seasonal halt to a runner’s enthusiasm or routines. Outdoor exercise in the winter can be a pleasurable experience. The major risk posed by running in subfreezing air is frostbite and minor irritations to the respiratory tract. With some minor precautions these risks can be eliminated. 1. Wear clothing […]

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The ART of Recovery

The ART of Recovery

November 10, 2008 |

After many long hard months of training, recovery prior to that awe-inspiring long distance race is essential. Many runners follow the recommendations of rest, lighter workouts, proper nutrition, ice, stretching and massages, but all too frequently some minor aches and pains just don’t go away. Serious runners and triathletes are always tempted to “work through” […]

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Home Cure Runner’s Knee

Home Cure Runner’s Knee

January 1, 2008 |

Patello-femoral joint dysfunction syndrome, also known as “runner’s knee”, refers to tracking problems between the knee cap (patella) and the upper leg bone (femur). The underside of the patella is shaped like the bow of a ship, and rides in a groove created by the femur (upper leg bone). The contact between the patella and […]

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