29 Oct '15, 4pm

Taking #ibuprofen before a run wont help if you'e already sore >> #run #injuries #painrelief cc…

Taking #ibuprofen before a run wont help if you'e already sore >> #run #injuries #painrelief cc…

Popping a handful of ibuprofen soon before a hard run if you're already sore is no more effective than popping a handful of jelly beans, suggests research published in the Journal of Athletic Training . The study adds to evidence that the approach many runners take to anti-inflammatories is unhelpful and potentially harmful. Researchers gathered 20 members of the Brazilian military who were regular runners. Each runner was tested to determine what the researchers called "the second ventilatory threshold." This parameter corresponded to the pace the runners could hold for roughly 10 to 15 minutes, or somewhere between 3K and 5K race pace. While fresh, each runner then ran on a treadmill for as long as he could at that pace. Two days after the first treadmill run to exhaustion, the runners did a series of leg exercises that induced muscle soreness. Two days after purposefull...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/pre-run-ibuprofen-wo...

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