Dealing with an injury is hard enough- being in pain, spending time and money visiting doctors and physical therapists- but honestly, the hardest part about being injured for pro and amateur athletes alike is missing out on the physical outlet of just running. That's why we fell in love with the sport: the way we feel when we run. The burn of exertion. The elation when you push yourself. So it can be tempting to lace up the running shoes too soon when coming back from injury and return to fitness.
LightSpeed Lift enabled me to incorporate running back into my training far sooner than I would have otherwise been able to do. Also, since it is so easy for me to strap in and use, I've been able to continue using the LightSpeed for recovery days, which has helped my long-term durability. This has been the greatest surprise- using the LightSpeed Lift while completely healthy as a tool for injury prevention and recovery. It is a truly special device that is helping me take my training to the next level as I prepare for the next Olympics!!
Reintroducing the body tp the mechanics of running is critical to recovering from an injury. So many runners get re-injured when they start to get back to running because their bodies simply are not used to the motion and the impact. So being able to incorporate LightSpeed Lift running and gradually increasing increments helps give you a "running start," so to speak, towards 100% functionality in a healthy and safe way. It is incredible how this tool is able to help me seamlessly progress to where I need to be!