I have seen a crazy statistic which states that somewhere between 65% and 80% of runners end up injured before they reach their goal. Now, whether it is 65 or 80, that’s a pretty shocking number. But in this episode, I will give you some steps that you can take to protect yourself and avoid doing too much, too soon.
Like most things in life, being successful comes down to two things: preparing yourself properly and not biting off more than you can chew.
The “too much, too soon” injuries that I cover in this episode, are things like shin splints, IT band friction syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis and the list of itis-es goes on. These are the real-life villains that affect exercisers (especially new or ageing ones) every day.
These are the true fitness gremlins that are hiding in the dark corners waiting for us to let our form falter, our technique slip, our ego get the best of us, or that skipped recovery day in favour of yet another exercise session. These issues are well worth our attention and concern.