Dr. Ben Reuter talks about injuries in endurance type sports, noting that they are very common. He defines the injury as something that causes an athlete to lose one or more days of training time. Most injuries are overuse injuries caused by the repetitive aspect of the sport. The reason he notes injuries are so common in endurance sports is their repetitive nature, stating that a muscle contracting for a long period of time can strain easily especially when its been conditioned to only execute one particular function with no real diversification. He also recognizes that another reason why the injuries are so common has to do with the popularity of the sport and many individuals who are new to the sport starting with high intensity major events without the proper training to build up and prepare for the events. Reuter’s closing recommendation is the use of services like his, or those of a certified professional that can put a cross trainer or any individual involved in endurance training to incorporate a fitness regiment tailored specifically to the conditions of each athlete as most injuries in endurance training are muscular in nature and not respiratory.
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