TableĀ 1

Example of overloads on the Achilles tendon

Type of overloadExample
Single high-intensity sessionRepeated uphill running,
Increased frequency of trainingHigh-load training more than five times a week
Different drillsRapid introduction of plyometric training
High loads when fatiguedSprints at the end of training
Change in footwearShoes that provide less support, or stiff soles, shoes that mandate a forefoot strike or have a lower heel wedge
Change in surfaceRunning in soft-sand, running on uneven surfaces
Training with muscle stiffnessTraining sessions following heavy-weight session