I use SIS gels when running/training anything over 1 1/2 hours. They take about 40 minutes to get in to your system so I plan around that.
They dont make me feel super energetic (if that's a word) but what I can say is when I dont use them I feel a lot worse.
It might be a placebo effect but who knows.
Andy Murray, Bradley Wiggins and Chrissie Wellington cant all be wrong can they.
Trial and error is unfortunately, your best bet to see what is best for you.
Christ what about giving him some encouragement.
He could simply be like most of the population and do naff all to get himself fit.
"What if he is sick for a week", what if after all the knocks he has taken on here he does even bother to start.
As for "blowing smoke up his ass", well thats what we should all be doing if it helps get one more person off the couch and out running.
Flipping heck, give the guy a break. If it works for him then magic. We are all different and anything that works for the individual should be encouraged.
You go for it chief, and good on you, happy running.
I just had to rest, not much help for you I know. and I was only out of action for a few weeks.
But if its mis-diagosed then your maybe doing the wrong thing.
Hopefully you'll get sorted out soon.
I had a similar problem last year and the specialist I seen said hip bursa problems were rare and often diagnosed wrong. If the pain is down your grion area then it sounds like something else.
PT may not be giving the best diagnosis, I'd ask to see a sports doctor/specialist.
Mine cleared up after a few weeks rest so sorry to hear yours has been ongoing.
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