THE BODY WILL ADAPT !
As long as the applied stress is not greater than the body’s capacity to adapt, it will.
Daily quantification of the applied mechanical stress is the best way to avoid injury.
The key to avoiding injury: stress quantification It is important to note that if there is no stress applied to the tissues, our body will not adapt. Loading and stressing the tissues is a good thing, as long as the amount does not exceed our body’s capacity to adapt. At the other end of the spectrum, when you overload the tissues and exceed your maximum capacity for adaptation, you are at higher risk for an injury to occur. Some signs that you might be exceeding your capacity to adapt are pain during the activity, pain following the activity, stiffness in the tissues the morning after, and swelling. To learn more, visit the RunningClinic