Friday, 12 July 2013

Muscle Atrophy Hampering Runners

By Chet Sandeksi

Runners thrive off a certain pride that comes from accomplishing certain feats. Sprinters remember well the fastest they have ever run a mile; they also remember their normal running speed.

Distance runners internalize mile lengths over long-distances. Whatever distance they rand before, they expect themselves to be able to run that distance again on a given day. There is a certain pride that comes from the speed or distance that they accomplish. Should the runner move any slower or run any shorter than what they have come to expect, they beat themselves up and try pushing to reach their goals. It is a dangerous thing to do. When you push yourself too hard, you could seriously injure yourself, which could lead to electro surgery.

Running with a group can be a great way to give yourself the motivation that you need to push a little farther or run a little faster. Getting together with people that are in similar shape can help you avoid frustrations that occur when you run with those on other running levels.

Although it is true that you have to tear down your muscles to rebuild them again, burning them to a crisp is not the best way to improve yourself physically. This becomes a huge problem for runners who take month long breaks.

They leave the sport for an extended period of time and come back to the line, ready to run the same speed, or the same distance as they were doing before the break. The thing they don't realize is that they were in peak physical form then.

They had spent weeks, months or years building up to their level and their body was used to it. Their slow build up to strength kept them from electro surgery because they were slowly building themselves up, taking a little pain at a time, pushing through mental barriers.

The sobering truth you have to realize is that when you do not work out for an extended period of time, you will not come back nearly as strong as you left. Your muscles go through atrophy when you don't use them. Atrophy begins as quickly as four days after your last workout. Within less than a week, you begin deteriorating.

How much damage do you think your muscles have undertaken when you've missed months of running. Although you can push through walls, you will be tearing muscles to shreds doing it, opening yourself up for incredibly debilitating injuries that require electro surgery to try to help you imitate normal again.

Electrosurgical equipment may be a great option for your surgery. Speaking with your surgeon to determine whether electrosurgical equipment is a plausible or a logical decision for your surgery may be well worth your time.

You have mastered the mental game, but you need to decrease your usage of this skill to stay healthy. Otherwise you risk injury and electro surgery, which will only damper your aspirations to run at full strength again.

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