Sleep… ahh time for rest and recovery. A time where you can get off your feet and let your body heal from training (and life). But what if that healing throughout the night is 100% offset within seconds of you being awake?
Imagine trying to heal a cut on your skin, but you won’t stop ripping the band-aid off. With each rip, your injury becomes re-aggravated and the healing process is further delayed. In this scenario, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you’re going to heal much slower. This analogy is quite easy to understand when you can visualize your injury. You can see the cut and the healing process.
But what about running injuries? For the most part, these injuries are unseen. Because you cannot visualize the healing cycle, it’s quite easy to unintentionally disrupt it. For most runners, this equates to running too soon and too much. For others, as in the case of the video below, it’s a simple positioning error.
The information in the video below may not apply to you at the current time but make no mistake, it will at some point. In the video, I highlight a simple reason how sleep and sitting is a complete disruption to the healing process for specific injuries.
Common Injuries that Apply:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Hip Flexor Tendinitis
- Glute Medius Tendinitis
If you (or a running friend) continually find yourself with a limp in the morning or after sitting, I encourage you to watch and share the video below.