Two papers on injury prevention

In this paper the broad theme of training harder, get less injured, is elucidated. In the “past” it was thought that you train once, you recover, you train again and so forth… the risk of injury being related to your recovery time (too short: injury). Now there is increasing evidence to propose frequent training as the best way to prevent injury. So if you train “harder” (meaning more frequently) you will get less injured.


In this paper, more technical than the previous, two ways of measure training impact are assessed to see which one is better to prevent injury. The general message is that the measures of regular training with an exponential recovery time are better to prevent injury. The consequence of that for a training schedule is that we should keep the frequency of our training high.