Doctors’ advice for endurance athletes

1) Train low impact, race high impact. If you are planning to run for miles or go up and down rugged trails then you need to spend some time preparing for that course, but you can still train your body without placing a lot of impact on your joints and tendons. You can be prepared for the endurance challenge on race day without needless extra strain on the cartilage and connective tissue. Including swimming rowing cycling or elliptical machines and your work out can be very intense yet still protect your joints from high impact. Vary your training routine in order to not put yourself at risk for overuse injury before the race even begins. 2) Keep your muscles pliable. Everyone has had a cram

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