Monthly Archives: February 2014

Role of compression in the prevention of injury during training and recovery

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Whether you’re training for the Virgin Money London Marathon in April, the BUPA Great North Run in September or getting fit for a 5km, injury is something all athletes want to prevent. Common runner injuries include shin splints, calf strains, Achilles tendon, blisters, muscles soreness and muscle tears. Most of you will be familiar with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) principle for coping with injury but if you’re honest, you’d much rather prevent an injury than have to rest it and mind it. RICE works, once you protect the injury and don’t run again until the injury is…

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