Hitting the Wall: Do Mechanics Matter?

Is there an “correct” solution to a movement problem? Opinions from movements professionals seem to live on a spectrum between two polarized opinions. On one end is the biomechanical purist who would deviate towards the belief that movements need to be precise and align with biomechanical models of efficiency. The extreme end of this argument would…

3 Steps to Dosing Return to Run

Managing running workloads can be challenging. Ask any runner pushing their volume or intensity, this is a complex and deeply individual jigsaw puzzle. Adding in the element of injury recovery can make this process even more noisy. There are a number of factors to consider with a weaving web of interplay that will effect our return…

Making Sense of Return to Run

Running requires a balance of loading and unloading. Give and take. Yielding and unyielding. Stiffness and compliance. A simple model that I find useful for return to run decision making is defining mechanical issues and/or mechanisms of injury as either an excessive stiffness or over compliance issue. While this way of looking at the problem…


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