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New evidence-based thinking on how to prevent and treat some of the most common and debilitating ailments with free delivery worldwide.

Dear Athlete,

The majority of runners, whether fun, club or elite, have experienced both the irritation and frustration of sports injury.

In most cases, it's not the pain of the injury that's the problem, it’s the unknown parameters and consequences of this injury that are the real thorn in the side.

Typically:

  • How did I get this injury – and could it have been avoided?
  • Have I been over-training?
  • How long will it last before I can start training and competing again?

And, most importantly

  • Will it re-occur if I don’t take action to correct my approach to training and/or competition?

If you are lucky enough never to have experienced a running injury, then no doubt you have trained with people who have been plagued by injury problems.

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The fact is that we all know that 'prevention is better than cure'. But until we have personally experienced the aggravation of a running injury, we are usually too complacent to accept this rule of thumb and do anything about it.

With this in mind I'm pleased to introduce the long-awaited report on Running Injuries -- Prevention & Treatment. The recommended retail price of this invaluable guide is $59.99, but we are making it available to you for only $34.99 (£21.69)!

Drawing from the knowledge and experience of our panel of sports scientists, physiotherapists and sports therapists from both Peak Performance and its sister publication, Sports Injury Bulletin, we have compiled a holistic, technical and hands-on approach to understanding, treating and managing your running injuries.

The 110-page report covers the assessment and importance of the kinetic chain, bio-mechanics and training tips to prevent injury. The next section is slightly more technical and takes an in-depth look at the physiology behind specific injuries that may be affecting you. The final section of the report looks at a revolutionary new running technique and the problems of muscle imbalances while running and practical exercises to address these important concerns…

…including the perfect way to execute the gym-based exercises that all runners should do, whatever their specific sport.

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Drawing on a hand-picked panel of experts almost all of whom have also competed at the highest levels of national and, in some cases, international sport, this report will stay with you as an invaluable reference point through your running career.

NB: Not only will Running Injuries -- Prevention & Treatment help you stay injury free, it’ll also increase your bio-mechanical efficiency for long term gains be they strength, speed or stamina.

Every page of Running Injuries -- Prevention & Treatment draws on the latest evidence-based sports science thinking into the triathlon – new findings that probably won’t percolate through to the general sporting press for many, many months, if they make it at all…

So it’s a rare opportunity to assess the latest sports science research for yourself, and decide how best to integrate it into your training and conditioning.

Here’s a tip from me: reserve your copy TODAY, before the first printing is sold out and you have to wait for a reprint!

When you receive your copy of Running Injuries -- Prevention & Treatment , here are some of the facts you’ll learn:

  • Cartilage Tears: what practical steps can you take to guard against this common injury?

  • A revolutionary, new running technique that allows you to run faster, and further than ever – without injury

  • Four strategies for overcoming a side stitch during competition – including a special breathing technique designed to quickly alleviate the symptoms so you’re not forced to stop running

  • How to build ‘running robustness’ – thereby minimising your risk of injury

  • Suffering repeated instances of the same injury? We tell you how to get to the root of the problem

  • Ankle sprain: how to immediately distinguish between a mild sprain and the kind of injury that could end your career

  • Strength Training: the two gym-based exercises every serious runner should be doing all year round

  • Stretching & Flexibility – details of a new ‘middle ground’ between the two existing alternative approaches, and why this new approach could save you from injury

In all, 110 pages of cutting-edge information every serious athlete, coach and physiotherapist needs to know – and integrate into their training, conditioning and recuperation programs.

So make sure you’re one of the very first to benefit from the injury prevention and recuperation ‘secrets’ in this brand new report, by reserving your copy TODAY.

Yours sincerely

Sylvester Stein

Chairman: Peak Performance

 

Injury Prevention: train right and you’ll avoid most, if not all injuries

There’s more to reducing the risk of sustaining a running injury than incorporating a couple of stretches and the odd weights session into your training routine. A much better approach is to build ‘running robustness’ into your regular training programme.

That’s why Running Injuries -- Prevention & Treatment kicks off with a section on the fundamentals of running mechanics, so we understand the stresses which running places on the human body. Then we discuss the principles of ‘biological robustness’ and explore practical ways in which you can adapt your own training to minimise the stresses and strains on your body.

The chapter includes a set of practical exercises you can do to strengthen the key running muscles, build conditioning and coordination and in this way minimise your chances of getting injured in training or competition.

Because when all is said and done, prevention is far better than cure…

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Cartilage Problems: What can you do to avoid, or recover from, this all-too-common injury?

Cartilage tears in the knee are ten a penny among sports people. Some of us remain blissfully untroubled by them, while others experience discomfort, pain and even disability. Happily this is one area where science is moving forward briskly.

The first chapter of Running Injuries --: Prevention & Treatment deals with the menisci – what are more commonly known as the ‘shock absorbing cartilage’ in the knee joint. These two crescent-shaped pads of cartilage are present in both knees. The pad on the inner side of the knee is the ‘medial meniscus’, while the outer one is the ‘lateral meniscus’.

Together they act in four different ways to improve knee function:

  • they spread load across the joint. In standing, this is up to 42% of the supported load; in flexion (bending at the knee) it increases to 90%
  • they improve joint congruency or stability
  • they increase the contact surface area of the main leg bones, helping to spread the weight of the body across a greater area of articular cartilage
  • they help to circulate synovial (joint) fluid around the knee.

Crucially, the menisci have limited healing potential as their blood supply only reaches the outermost 10% to 30% of each meniscus. Within this region tears may heal. But more centrally-located tears have very little chance of healing.

So our coverage of this important topics kicks off with a discussion of how the menisci get damaged – and what practical steps you can take to minimise the chances of this happening. Then we explain what to look for if you suspect that you may have done something to your knee – and what the treatment options are.

Finally, we explain how to assess whether or not you may need the assistance of a sports injury specialist, and what this might mean in terms of surgery.

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Mild Sprain or Career-Terminating Injury? How not to underestimate the ‘common’ ankle injury

What is the most common sporting injury? Chances are that anyone who has done any kind of weight-bearing sport has had it happen: a sprained ankle.

But there is a vast difference between mild sprains and moderate to severe lateral ankle sprains which actually damage the ankle. Incorrect management can easily turn a recovery time from3 – 4 months into a 12-18 month epic.

To establish an accurate diagnosis and treatment schedule you need to know where a sprain fits into the spectrum. The key question is this: what are the signs and symptoms that distinguish a sprained ankle that is damaged? Only by identifying these features can we undertake the crucial early management, and predict which sprains will require longer time frames for recovery

In Running Injuries – Prevention & Treatment we explain how to diagnose and treat this common, and often underestimated injury.

First we identify the 4 main types of primary damage that you should consider, as an athlete, coach or physiotherapist. Then we explain the likely recovery time-frame.

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Strength Training: why an hour in the gym can save you weeks of missed training and competition

For many athletes sports injury can be attributed to one thing: a lack of basic core muscle strength. That’s because athletes often begrudge any time spent away from their chosen sporting activity, be it distance running, or ball work. Yet evidence shows that an hour spent in the gym each week can more that repay itself in terms of injury avoidance. Again the old saying is proved true: prevention is better than cure.

So in Running Injuries – Prevention & Treatment we identify the two gym-based exercises that we’d strongly suggest all runners integrate into their weekly training and conditioning programmes, particularly but not exclusively in the off season. Both exercises require equipment – but the kind that almost every gym will have as standard.

The key is to carry out both exercises with the correct ‘form’ – so the chapter includes full detail on technique, as well as accompanying diagrams.

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Running Technique: details of a controversial new running style that could both increase your speed and reduce the likelihood of injury

The popularity of running as a leisure pursuit has increased throughout the past 25 years, reflecting social trends away from organised team sports and towards less time-consuming, more flexible and independent ways of keeping fit and active. Over the same period there has been an explosion in sports science and sports injury research and therapeutic practice. Among other things, this has produced a wealth of advice on baseline fitness and training for running, and huge advances in footwear technology.

Yet runners keep on injuring themselves. They continue to seek treatment, typically, for Achilles tendinosis, patellofemoral pain, repetitive calf muscle strains, big toe pain and low back pain – and it seems to those of us who have been around the sports therapy world for a while that the incidence of running injuries has not reduced significantly. Is it time to return to the fundamentals of running to find out why so many people are still hurting themselves?

That’s why in Running Injuries – Prevention & Treatment we look at the issue of running technique – a little-examined area for most runners who regard running as an activity in which technique is a low-level consideration. After all, they say, isn’t running simply a matter of putting one foot in front of another, then doing it faster and further?

In this chapter we first examine the fundamental principles of running, before describing an alternative to the most commonly used ‘heel strike’ method that enables athletes to train without fear of injury, with a real reduction in their injury risk – and with the prospect of still being able to improve their performance.

Because this new running method is quite different to the conventional approach, it’s essential that you practice it thoroughly in order to master the different gait and biomechanics involved. For this reason, we set out a number of training drills in full detail – nine of them in all.

Yes, it requires some upfront practice – but wouldn’t it be worth it if you could run faster, and further than ever? Without injury?

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How to conquer the dreaded side stitch – so it doesn’t end your race, or your match, there and then

The sight of Haile Gebrselassie pulling out of the 2007 London Marathon was almost as shocking to onlookers as Paula Radcliffe’s untimely exit from the Olympic Marathon in Athens.

The double Olympic 10,000m champion dropped out of the lead group shortly after the 30km mark, clutching his ribs. ‘I had a stitch here in my chest and could not continue. I’m not injured I just couldn’t breathe,’ he told BBC Sport, with more than a tinge of exasperated disbelief in his voice.

Amazing, isn’t it. Here’s one of the world’s most accomplished athletes, and yet he’s been forced out of an event by a ‘minor’ ailment whose cause has continued for decades to elude the minds of the world’s most accomplished sports scientists.

However the lack of a definitive scientific explanation for a stitch shouldn’t really surprise us, since it’s a very difficult phenomenon to study using normal experimental methods. Experimental scientists generally study a phenomenon by inducing it, or manipulating it, and in doing so they derive a better understanding of its characteristics and the mechanisms that control it. But the stitch is notoriously unpredictable in its onset, so making any attempt to analyse its causes well-nigh impossible.

That makes the chapter on the causes, treatment and avoidance of stitches in Running Injuries – Prevention & Treatment particularly invaluable.

Because for the first time we can deal in an informed manner with this relatively minor yet potentially event-conquering affliction. It may only last a matter of minutes, it doesn’t require surgery or other invasive medical treatment, and yet it can ruin your race – whether you’re a fun runner or an Olympic champion.

First we discuss the causal factors involved in athletes getting a stitch, drawing on two recent studies; one of almost 1000 sports participants in Australia. The other involving a group of 40 athletes who had been selected on the basis of their susceptibility to getting a stitch during training and competition.

Both studies provided important insight linking stitches with a particular part of the cardio-vascular system. Drawing on these conclusions, scientists have been able further to explore the vital link between stitch and respiration and, on this basis, formulate 4 specific strategies you can use to overcome a stitch during competition – including a special breathing technique designed to alleviate the symptoms.

NB: the chapter concludes with a listing of the essential facts we now know about the cause, prevention and alleviation of stitches during exercise – must-have information for athletes, coaches and physiotherapists alike.

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Stretching & Flexibility: new thinking on a ‘middle way’ between the two opposing schools of thought

Exercises and drills to improve flexibility have traditionally been classified as either static or ballistic.

Ballistic stretching , with its focus on end-of-range movement, has long been the black sheep of the flexibility family. This stretch technique uses momentum to get the body or limb to forcibly increase its range of movement, an approach that can cause soreness and injury.

Critics also say that ballistic stretching fails to provide adequate time for tissue adaptation to the stretch, and that it increases muscular tension, which makes it more difficult to stretch connective tissue.

By contrast, the inclusion of static stretching within warm-ups or training programmes has long been accepted without any scientific proof of its effectiveness. Of late, however, it seems that static stretching has also fallen out of favour, with critics arguing that it does not prepare the body for the movements employed later in training or in sports performance.

Much of this recent backlash can be attributed to a growing body of research suggesting that static stretching has a detrimental effect on the subsequent performance of speed, power and strength work. Studies have shown that static stretching can negatively affect the performance of a skill that demands high power outputs such as sprinting and jumping, even when preceded by a dynamic warm-up protocol.

While the underlying mechanisms for this adverse effect are still not fully understood, the negative effects reported in the literature have left coaches and athletes looking for an alternative.

In Running Injuries – Prevention & Treatment we report on the latest thinking in this fundamental area of sports conditioning, setting out a new set of protocols that have been gaining a lot of attention as an apparently effective alternative way to enhance athletic performance, provide a safe warm-up and prevent injury.

Having explained the scientific rationale behind this new thinking, we set out the top five stretches that can used as part of a warm-up for competition or training session.

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