Natalia wants to run her first marathon in Greece but has been struggling with hip pain and a recurring injury cycle. Traditional healthcare advice of rest has not been effective. Matthew Boyd shares the concept of the pain, rest, weakness cycle, where rest leads to weaker muscles and increased risk of injury. He also shares his personal experience with this cycle.
Matthew proposes a plan for Natalia that includes using running as rehab, adding strength training, and gradually increasing training volume. Natalia successfully completes her marathon pain-free and is now focused on improving her performance.
- Resting an injury can lead to weaker muscles and increased risk of injury.
- Using running as rehab can help break the pain rest weakness cycle.
- Strength training is important for building resilience in the body.
- Gradually increasing training volume based on pain reports can prevent re-injury.
- 00:00 Natalia’s Marathon Goal
- 01:13 Natalia’s Injury Cycle
- 03:00 The Pain Rest Weakness Cycle
- 07:15 Matthew’s Personal Experience
- 09:24 Matthew’s Plan for Natalia
- 12:23 Natalia’s Success
- 13:28 Natalia’s Future Goals
- 14:56 Help for Others in the Same Cycle
- 15:26 Transition to Performance Coaching
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