Out of all the sports, cycling and swimming seem to cause the fewest amount of injuries. On the other hand, running seems to cause every injury known to man. Although running bears the brunt of injury criticism, cycling can cause injury too; one injury in particular is in fact shared with runners. The injury most commonly referred to as runner’s knee has another name which is goes by: cyclist’s knee.
The “Catch-All” Injury
Okay, so technically there’s not just one injury that can be called cyclist’s knee. The term cyclist’s knee actually refers to multiple repetitive and overuse injuries. The two most common Continue reading
There’s a fine line between pushing yourself to be in top physical condition and overtraining. How do we know when we’re getting too close to that line and need to back off a little to give our body a little extra rest? In the book Sport Physiology For Coaches by Brian J. Sharkey and Steven E. Gaskill, they give an easy and accurate test called the Fatigue Index that you can administer yourself to know when you are accumulating fatigue.
Importance of Testing Yourself
The results of this test closely correlate to your body’s immune function. As the fatigue index increases, so does your risk for depressed immune function and upper respiratory infections. As any athlete knows, getting sick is the last thing we want, so it’s important to test Continue reading