Fresh from South Africa, where he was working with international athlete – and local Wigan girl – Jenny Meadows, Jeff Ross has been back at his computer writing an article for Run247.com.
This time he looks at how injuries can be prevented through physio and correct biomechanics.
In this month’s article Jeff focusses on your muscles and how training can lead to injury. He also looks at biomechanics and the type of work he was doing with Jenny Meadows while she was preparing for the indoor season.
Intense training causes prolonged elevation of muscle tone in both resting and contractile states. This is often felt as muscle tightness by athletes and occurs during periods of adaptation to increased volume and intensity of training. It is thought that hard training and abnormal tone have numerous effects – and you can find out more by reading the full article on Run247.com (link below).
If you are preparing for a big sporting event, we’d always recommend speaking to a physiotherapist even before you tie your trainers as getting your preparation right means that you’ll be heading to the starting line in peak condition – rather than nursing an injury.