Injured, or Just Sore?

The answer to this question is probably one of the hardest to answer for any athlete. More often then not, it is very difficult to answer this question without a visible injury, x-ray, or MRI. Now, before we get started, let's make sure that we know the difference. Muscle soreness is caused from overuse and the breakdown of the muscle fibers.

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How Often Should I Replace My Running Shoes?

Over the past several years the use of technology in the running industry has become very advanced, with particular regards to footwear. While the offerings may vary from one manufacturer to another, the end product is generally the same; highly specialized running footwear, for every runner. For many runners, there are still many questions regarding how to minimize the risk of injury. Despite the onslaught of technology, in the running shoe industry, this footwear still breaks down! So, the age old question, "how often should I replace my running shoes?"

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Should I try to stay in tip-top shape all year?

Is it in your best interest to stay in top shape all year round? Unlike most of the questions that have been addressed here before, the answer to this can be a simple, NO! It is important to take care of your body at all times, but this does not mean that you need to stay in tip-top shape all year long. Even the top athletes in the world take some time off. This time off is necessary to allow your body to recover and heal from the all of the physical stress you have put it through during the last season. It is also a great time to catch up on sleep and deal with other stresses in your life.

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Archive for November 2011

The answer to this question is probably one of the hardest to answer for any athlete. More often then not, it is very difficult to answer this question without a visible injury, x-ray, or MRI. Now, before we get started, let's make sure that we know the difference. Muscle soreness is caused from overuse and the breakdown of the muscle fibers.

Over the past several years the use of technology in the running industry has become very advanced, with particular regards to footwear. While the offerings may vary from one manufacturer to another, the end product is generally the same; highly specialized running footwear, for every runner. For many runners, there are still many questions regarding how to minimize the risk of injury. Despite the onslaught of technology, in the running shoe industry, this footwear still breaks down! So, the age old question, "how often should I replace my running shoes?"

Is it in your best interest to stay in top shape all year round? Unlike most of the questions that have been addressed here before, the answer to this can be a simple, NO! It is important to take care of your body at all times, but this does not mean that you need to stay in tip-top shape all year long. Even the top athletes in the world take some time off. This time off is necessary to allow your body to recover and heal from the all of the physical stress you have put it through during the last season. It is also a great time to catch up on sleep and deal with other stresses in your life.


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