29 May '12, 12am

RunBlogger reports study = heavier BMI runners have fewer injuries

RunBlogger reports study = heavier BMI runners have fewer injuries

One possible explanation is that the authors found that “lower BMI females had longer peak weekly training miles (P = .007) and ran faster in both the full and half-marathons (P < .001 for both distances) .” Running higher mileage and running to compete have both been among the only factors consistently linked to increased running injury risk (I discuss this in depth in Chapter 2 of my book ), and it’s thus possible that High BMI runners are actually protected by running a slower pace and fewer miles than their Low BMI counterparts. It follows, then, that this study cannot say whether higher BMI runners would be at greater risk if they maintained the same training volume as those in the lower BMI groups, or if they were running the same speed.

Full article: http://www.runblogger.com/2012/05/heavier-runners-less-li...

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