Approximately 50% multi-sport endurance athletes and 85% of running athletes will experience an injury on a yearly basis. The severity of these injuries range from performance limiting aches and pains to season ending injuries with possible long term consequences; most if not all of these injuries can be avoided with appropriate prevention and performance strategies. Thankfully, steps taken to ensure optimal health and performance are consistent with those of injury prevention. Unfortunately, very few people employ these principles, primarily due to a lack of knowledge and understanding.
This series of articles highlights the key points outlined in the presentation titled, “The Foundation of Injury Prevention and Superior Performance in the Endurance Athlete”, and aims to answer the following question:
Are you training to promote optimal health, prevent chronic degenerative disease, and achieve superior performance? Or are you guaranteeing the onset of an injury and poor performance?