Recovering From Running Injuries
Like any sport, running places specific demands on the body, which lead to structural and functional adaptations. A key difference between running and many other sports is the magnitude of recycled elastic energy and the demand for eccentric muscle work. In sprinting, the magnitude of this eccentric muscle demand is high. Maximum hamstring muscle force coincides with eccentric activity, and occurs as the swinging leg approaches its greatest extension, which is also the phase of running where sprinters are most likely to injure their hamstrings.
In this free download, available to registered members of PP Online, we advise on the best methods for recovering from running injuries.