Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear, is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints, the cartilage, becomes worn. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased mobility and, sometimes, the formation of bone spurs.
The graph above represents the power output, which can also be thought of as the intensity of an activity (x-axis), with regard to the corresponding heart rate (left axis) and lactate produced (right axis).
The general incidence of lower body injuries in runner ranges from 19.4 to 79.3 percent. The knee is the most commonly injured body part (42%). The most common complaints are achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, shin splints, iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, plantar fasciopathy and stress fractures of the foot and tibia.
Hell and Back, Tough Mudder, Gaelforce West-Some of the many races that are a great way to get fit and have a lot of fun!!!
In the last few years Adventure Racing has really taken off with more and more people entering and more races being scheduled than ever before but are these races for everyone and what is the best way to prepare for them?