Load vs Capacity (Injury)

Today Brodie refreshes the concept of load vs capacity. Load is ‘the amount of physical load placed on the body’ verses Capacity which is ‘the bodies ability to handle load’. 

This concept helps runners understand WHY they get injuries instead of believing unhelpful misconceptions such as flat feet and leg length discrepancy.

It all boils down to one statement: “The body will adapt to the load we place upon it, so long as the application of the load doesn’t exceed the capacity of the body to adapt”. 

After listening to this episode, self-reflect on your past injuries, rehabilitation and training philosophy. We can then go one step further and look ahead to the future and apply this concept to future training decisions. 

Click here for Kevin Maggs ‘Load vs Capacity’ youtube video

Congratulations on listening to this podcast and starting your run smarter journey. The run smarter podcast is designed to help you build on your knowledge, so you can tackle all your running goals. Hosted by Brodie Sharpe with the mission to ‘bring clarity & control to every injured runner’. Firstly, gain the universal principles every runner needs to know by listening to the first podcast seasons. Secondly, find podcast topics tailored to your specific situation with either Brodie’s solo episodes, or special guest episodes. Lastly, execute on what you learn and transform into a stronger, healthier, SMARTER runner.

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