Posts from September 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cadence has become a buzz word in the world of running and here is why.  According to researchers increasing cadence (steps per minute) can decrease the following factors:  ground reaction forces, shock attenuation, energy absorption at the hip, knee and ankle, as well as vertical excursion of the body.  A decrease in these factors could lead to a decrease in injury.  If a runner was to run at the same speed, but just increase cadence this would logically lead to a decrease in stride length...

Friday, September 04, 2015

Many cyclists experience perineum, otherwise known as saddle area; pain and numbness.  Estimates vary widely with one author reporting anywhere from 31% to 91% of all cyclists being impacted by this issue.  The discomfort is a result of compression of the perineum’s soft tissue which ultimately impact the nerves and blood supply of the area.  Obviously, if the nerve and blood vessels going to the perineum are compressed this can have some very negative consequences for the genitals.  Both...

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