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The Run Smarter Podcast

Jul 24, 2022

The reason why women sustain more soft tissue injury than men during physical activity is unknown. Studies may indicate that tendons in women have a lower rate of new connective tissue formation, respond less to mechanical loading, and have a lower mechanical strength, which may leave the tissue more susceptible to injury.

Brodie reviews a paper titled: 'The adaptability of tendon to loading differs in men and women' and lists several key takeaways and interpretations for male and female athletes when training and rehabilitating their injuries. 

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