Load vs Capacity

Most injuries come down to a simple equation of the mechanical load exceeding the capacity of the tissue. If the load is much higher than the capacity, there is a higher risk of injury. If you protect too much, the load goes way down and the body adapts by reducing the capacity. Ideally, we would want to keep a consistent load on the body in order to maintain a higher capacity. Patellar maltracking, leg length differences, glutes not activating are well intentioned, but play little, if any role in pain and injury, but they do make people feel bad about themselves. This video attempts to explain the idea of Load vs Capacity.

Reference: British Journal of Sport Youtube Channel - 2019.

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