Injury Series: Tibial stress fractures and stress reactions: The role of bone structure, impact, and calf strength

Tibial stress fractures are related to medial tibial stress syndrome, which you can read about hereFor an in-depth discussion of return-to-running programs after a stress fracture or stress reaction, see this article This installment of the Injury Series deals with tibial stress fractures, one of the most serious of the common running injuries.  A stress … Read more

Brief Thoughts: A critical examination of “Foot Strike and Injury Rates in Endurance Runners: a retrospective study”

Two very different footstrikes captured on high-speed video This post is a bit behind the times, but I thought I’d get it out there regardless.  This post is a short analysis which takes a look at the latest research from Daniel Lieberman’s lab at Harvard University.  Lieberman is, of course, famous for his paper on … Read more

New York Times article on running surface stiffness

The New York Times has a nasty habit of writing poorly-researched exercise science articles. They go something like this: A new study by professor so-and-so at such-and-such university upends some widely-accepted fact about exercise, and we’re darn luck to have these scientists (and the clever journalist) telling us that common sense is wrong.  You have … Read more