The effectiveness of a preconditioning programme on preventing running-related injuries in novice runners: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Bredeweg2012TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of a preconditioning programme on preventing running-related injuries in novice runners: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Steef W Bredeweg and Sjouke Zijlstra and Bram Bessem and Ida Buist},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={865-70}
}
OBJECTIVES There is no consensus on the aetiology and prevention of running-related injuries in runners. Preconditioning studies among different athlete populations show positive effects on the incidence of sports injuries. HYPOTHESIS A 4-week preconditioning programme in novice runners will reduce the incidence of running-related injuries. STUDY DESIGN Randomised controlled clinical trial; level of evidence, 1. METHODS Novice runners (N=432) prepared for a four-mile recreational running… CONTINUE READING
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