TRAINING ADVICE/RUNNERS, THROWERS & JUMPERS
These pages contain information on some of the more common running, jumping and throwing injuries. This site is not a replacement for visiting a physician and is intended only as a supplement to that. All athletes should have a full physical prior to beginning any training program and yearly after that. It is strongly urged that a cardiac "stress test" be included in that physical examination.
SOME OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF INJURIES:
OVERUSE: Just as the name implies, many injuries are caused by overuse. This most often occurs during the first two years of training or when recovering from an injury. Volume loading, be it mileage or weight, should not be increased rapidly and should be kept in the 10% per week increase range. Whenever intensity is increased, volume should be decreased. Volume and intensity should never be increased at the same time.
MISUSE: Injuries of this type are usually seen when a new technical/skill event is attempted without having received proper training information. A prime example of this is a rotator cuff tear from having "thrown" the shot with incorrect hand/arm/shoulder action.
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