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June 25, 2016

Dr. David Cosman

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

 

This series of running tips comes in the midst of working with runners from every level since over 3 decades. My theme often reverts to technique fundamentals; the science of the sport.  Since the 1970s, I was fortunate enough to train and work with amazing athletes and brilliant coaches.  In sports, fads and advances like shoe design, analytics and training drills might change, but the fundamentals remain true. 

I am a sports injury doctor, therapist, trainer, teacher and retired athlete. Since 1984 my clinical and international touring practice has cared for athletes ranging from amateur-novices to elite-professionals.  I’ve coached runners and they did well, but coaching is a dedicated job, and I’m focused on treating injuries.

 

I enjoy teaching the sports science of running technique to both coaches and runners. The fundamentals apply in pretty well every sport, not to mention plain walking.  

 

Regarding sports injuries, my team and I treat and prevent conditions with chiropractic adjustments, various combinations of advanced athletic/physical therapy including active and passive rehab, Stecco Fascia Manipulation (Levels I, II and III), sports nutrition, and balance/strength/conditioning training.  Most therapies that I provide necessitate that I teach the science of efficient movement technique that the athlete/patient wasn’t aware of.  

 

Look for my team of care providers at various Action Asia Events.  We provide post race therapy and injury care services at selected mountain marathon races in Hong Kong, and we travel to most of the out of town events.   

 

Run well,

 

DC

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Therapy:  A Chiro Is The Head Physio At This Race? 

Care providers at races should be able to care for your injuries, giving priority to threatening problems.  For example, open cuts and abrasions must be cleaned before a tape job is removed. No matt...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Achieving Your Goals

To achieve goals, it is recommended that you factor in the following: 

  1. Efficient technique (GMax technique for example)

  2. Sound nutrition; fuel up wisely

  3. Prevention and...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Planning Out A Weekly Training Program  

Periodization requires planning and design in your training plan, and depends on the date of the big race.   Scheduling the mix of your speed, strength/conditi...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Tips for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Frequently Encountered Running Problems

Cramps:

Muscle cramps can be prevented with hydration that includes sufficient calcium and magnesium. Muscles should be supple or flexible to a degree through warm up a...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Therapy For Runners

Injuries must be understood and treated according to their specific needs.  The doctor and or therapist must deal with diagnosis, and the underlying causes.  Fascia adhesions are common...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Nutrition

A healthy balanced diet requires planning and dedication. What you eat and drink during training should be the same or similar to what you would consume in preparation for a hard training day or...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Recovery 

Recovery can be looked at from a few different angles, but overall, recovery and a strength/conditioning foundation are joined at the hip.

How would you do going up a second or third big hill in o...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Trail Running Tidbits

Off road shoes are most often built for neutral stability. They don’t provide much pronation wedging as do road shoes.  This is because on sloping or unpredictable surfaces, angulatio...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Running Downhill:  Patello-Femoral Knee Pain    

Knee pain while descending can be from overloading the quadricep muscles that pass over the front of the knee.   This pain can often be preve...

June 29, 2016

Sports Science Basics for Runners

By Dr. David Cosman in Hong Kong

Uphill Running

Knee pain from running uphill can be related to inefficient fundamentals of your running technique.  This chapter reviews technique as it applies to running uphill.

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