22 Oct The Top 3 Things Every Runner Should Do After Every Run
Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI, also known as RSI, CTD, CTS) have become a pandemic in sports, especially for endurance athletes like runners and triathletes. This class of injuries and illnesses are the result from weeks, months or years of overuse of joints. Connective tissues in the body become sore and sometimes unusable from repeated exposure to micro-trauma. Because of the slow onset of symptoms, many ignore the condition until the symptoms become chronic and permanent injury occurs. However, there are actions you can start doing today to help regenerate your body, improve your soft tissue extensibility and keep you moving forward away from injury. Athletes often say they just don’t have time to stretch and as a result mobility exercises take a back seat to your workout routine. But if you will give your body just 10 minutes every day, consistently, the results add up quickly over time and can be profound when it comes to injury prevention. In this series we will be teaching you some simple exercises that can help erase the miles from your body. Forget about 5 minute abs – 10 minutes a day can do wonders for your aching muscles and improve flexibility. P4PPost Run Rollout Click the link for this Foam Roller Handout developed by Dr. Matt Fontaine and published in Triathlete Magazine in March 2014.