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Expand your running knowledge, identify running misconceptions and become a faster, healthier, SMARTER runner. Let Brodie Sharpe become your new running guide as he teaches you powerful injury insights from his many years as a physiotherapist while also interviewing the best running gurus in the world. This is ideal for injured runners & runners looking for injury prevention and elevated performance. So, take full advantage by starting at season 1 where Brodie teaches you THE TOP PRINCIPLES ...
 
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Elliot White is a PT and author of ‘The 1% Phenomenon of Running’ which teaches you how to fast-track your performance without overtraining. On today’s episode Brodie talks with Elliot about running motivation. We explore several situations in which a runner may lose motivation and how to combat it with practical take-aways. Running situations that…
 
On today's episode, Brodie discusses certain principles to indicate if an injury will get better on its own. Brodie firstly talks about general injury leads to do initially do a mild injury vs a major injury. Then, Brodie talks about 5 things that can go wrong when injured that might result in the injury not resolving on its own, these include: Mis…
 
Coach Claire Bartholic wasn’t always a runner. She started running in her mid-30s simply to get in shape for her high school reunion. She caught the running bug and finished her first marathon at age 38 in a respectable 4:02 and was immediately hooked. With dedicated coaching and training, she successfully lowered her marathon PR to 2:58, remarkabl…
 
My interview today is with Dr. David Meyer who is a PT and the former medical & rehabilitation coordinator for the St Louis Cardinals. He is also the author of 'Injured to Elite: A guide to empowering yourself to transform your life after running'. On today's episode David talks about his past working with high-profile athletes and the common minds…
 
Dr. Jeffrey Rediger is a Harvard trained medical doctor and is the author of Cured: The life-changing science of spontaneous healing. Today, Brodie and Jeff talk about the underlying lifestyle factors that hinder recovery and contribute to pain throughout the body. In relation to running, we discuss why some runners struggle to overcome their runni…
 
Today's episode is for you to self-reflect on your past thoughts, beliefs, fears & anxieties when injured and how it can hinder your recovery. We discuss the components of: Catastrophizing- 'To view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is'. Kinesiophobia- 'An excessive, irrational, and debilitating fear of physical movement…
 
Patrick is a sports nutritionist, personal trainer, weight loss coach for runners and host of the running lean podcast. In part 2 of this 2-parter, Patrick dives into the misconceptions surrounding Fats, Sugars and Oils. He also talks about the 5 habits runners should have to lose weight which includes: Eating real food Reducing life stress Meal Sp…
 
Patrick is a sports nutritionist, personal trainer, weight loss coach for runners and host of the running lean podcast. In part 1 of this 2-parter, Patrick tells of his personal story with weight loss, introduction into running and turning his life around in his later years. Patrick then shares his wisdom on why traditional diets don't work, and wh…
 
Rob Steger is an ultra runner, the author of Training for ultra and the host of the Training for ultra podcast. We start the conversation with Rob's journey into running, filmmaking and podcasting before turning our attention to his ultra marathon training philosophy. Rob describes the benefits of developing a 'flow state' when running along with h…
 
Brodie dives into a 2005 review paper by Gary A Knutson titled: 'Anatomic and functional leg-length inequality: A review and recommendation for clinical decision-making'. In part 2 Brodie will talk about: Your responses and personal experiences with leg length discrepancy, what treatments have been effective or unhelpful. The difference between ana…
 
Brodie dives into a 2005 review paper by Gary A Knutson titled: 'Anatomic and functional leg-length inequality: A review and recommendation for clinical decision-making'. In part 1 of this 2 parter, Brodie will talk about: The prevalence of leg-length difference: How common is it amongst the population, and out of those with a leg difference, what …
 
Part 2 interviews Søren T. Skou is a Professor of Exercise and Human Health at University of Southern Denmark and Næstved, Slagelse, Ringsted Hospital. We continue the discussion on meniscus injuries for runners and focus our attention on the chronic population, especially with the correlation early onset osteoarthritis. Søren talks about why there…
 
Prof. Jonas Thorlund is Head of the Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy at the University of Southern Denmark. His research interests are around knee meniscus injuries and developments in knee arthritis. Brodie chats to Jonas about the anatomy and physiology around acute and chronic meniscal injuries. They talk about common…
 
Dr. Amy Novotny is the owner of the PABR Institute which uses a holistic approach through breathing and body awareness techniques to restore body movement and relieve pain. Today, we dive into the interwoven relationship between your breathing, your nervous system, acute pain, chronic pain, running injuries and running performance. We also answer y…
 
Tyler hated running from his years spent in the military. Then after becoming a father, he decided to pick up the sport he hated for a better, healthier life. The art of challenging himself with running grew into a love of running but he was quickly sidelined with knee pain. In search of answers, Tyler tried various exercises, stretches and braces …
 
Does Cadence change with Running Speed? Brodie dives into this discussion to help you understand the relationship between cadence, running efficiency & running speed. We also delve into the research paper titled: 'Muscular strategy shift in human running: dependence of running speed on hip and ankle muscle performance' by Tim W. Dorn, et al in 2012…
 
Have you ever been told that your glutes aren't switching on properly? Maybe that they are asleep? Have you been told that because you sit all day, your hip flexors are getting tight which inhibits your glutes from activating? On today's episode we discuss this puzzling condition and put the theory to the test. Brodie draws inspiration and content …
 
Amy is a treadmill runner who developed PHT in 2018, which then turned into 2 years of confusion & frustration. We discuss her inital symptoms, how it progressed until she was unable to run and her search to find answers. What then took several months to find a solution, Amy shares what treatment process was the most effective which allowed her to …
 
Today is another Run Smarter Q&A episode. This time Brodie is answering questions all to do with trail running and hill running. Here are the questions below: Is training more trails (hills & unstable surfaces) different than non-trail running? What is the best way to run downhill without pounding? What exercises will help me increase my uphill run…
 
Brian Hanley is a senior lecturer in exercise & biomechanics at Leeds University & is on the podcast today to talk about achieving your marathon PB! Instead of focusing on a training plan, Brian dives into race-day tactics, pacing strategies and other decision-making processes you need to consider. Brian's insight into the physiological and psychol…
 
Today is another Run Smarter Q&A episode. Brodie answers all the questions below: For beginner runners consistency is key, but is there a certain aspect of running (sessions per week, distance per session, mobility, strength work) that you feel should take a high priority? What are the advantages & disadvantages of running shorter distances more of…
 
Brodie has a new smarter running routine! On today's episode, Brodie talks about his recent running routine including his new process with tracking his mileage and exercise intensity. After listening to this episode, you'll go away with some tips to help improve your weekly routine & find a nice balance in intensity distribution, cross-training, re…
 
Today, Brodie reviews a paper titled 'Do Injury-Resistant Runners Have Distinct Differences in Clinical Measures Compared to Recently Injured Runners? This study tested 116 recently injured runners, 61 acquired re-injury resistant runners and 46 never injured runners. They tested muscle strength, joint mobility, foot posture and other clinical meas…
 
On today's episode Brodie dissects the Run Smarter Quiz results and ponders on a few questions. We do a deep dive into running technique such as: Are you more likely to get injured if you have knocked knees? Will strengthening will help correct poor running form like hip drop & collapsing feet? Brodie wraps his head around these questions along wit…
 
As we learnt from our discussion in Part 1 (Episode #133), epigenetics can interact with your DNA and genes in order to activate & deactivate your blueprint. Even though your DNA is hardwired, the cell's characteristics & function can change based around your epigenetics. In part 2 we get practical! Brodie is joined once again by Dr Cam McDonald wh…
 
We dive into all things Peroneal Tendon pain which is found on the outside of the ankle. Brodie has sifted through the available literature to bring you a comprehensive analysis and best current advice. First, Brodie dives into the anatomy and potential causes for this particular injury. Once the aetiology is understood, we dive deeper into the oth…
 
If the name rings a bell, Danny appeared on the Run Smarter Podcast several months ago on episode #116. Back then, Danny talked about his success story overcoming shin splints and highlighted the importance of increasing your cadence, slowing down and widening your step width. On today's episode, Brodie catches up with Danny's running chapter. He w…
 
Alex Murray is a podiatrist and an education partner with Cause Health who have an E-book titled: Rethinking causality, complexity & evidence for the unique patient. Today, we dive into the complicated topic around why treatment may work for some, but not others, even when they have the same diagnosis. Alex explains 'causality' and the complexity b…
 
By popular demand we have another success story! Chris is a German ultrarunner who has been suffering with ankle pain for over a year. Chris details his journey consulting with a podiatrist, an orthopaedist and receiving MRI scans to reach a diagnosis and the search for an effective management plan. Chris then found the Run Smarter Podcast and star…
 
Part 2 of 2: Brodie Chats with Podiatrist, researcher & podcast host Ian Griffiths all about Plantar Fasciitis. We talk about the harsh reality of this heel pain and why is it so common, along with the confusion involving treatment. Some topics that we cover: Why is plantar fasciitis so prevalent? Why is so it hard to seek effective treatment? What…
 
Part 1 of 2: Brodie Chats with Podiatrist, researcher & podcast host Ian Griffiths all about Plantar Fasciitis. We talk about the harsh reality of this heel pain and why is it so common, along with the confusion involving treatment. Some topics that we cover: Why is plantar fasciitis so prevalent? Why is so it hard to seek effective treatment? What…
 
Dr. Phil Hayes is a sport scientist, running coach and the co-editor of a new book titled 'The science & practice of middle & long distance running'. Brodie has spent the last 3 weeks reviews specific chapters out of Phil's book and now has the privilege of sitting down with him to discuss running fundamentals. We start with learning about the book…
 
Brodie continues to review the book titled 'The science and practice of middle and long distance running' with chapter eight called training volume and intensity distribution for elite middle and long distance runners (Chapter contributors: Arturo Casado and Leif Inge Tjelta). We talk about the different training variables including training freque…
 
Today, Brodie talks to Emma Brockwell during a FaceBook live within the podcast patron FB group. Emma is a Women's Health Physiotherapist who specialises in post natal rehabilitation. She has written for Women's Running & Women's Health Magazine along with co-authoring research papers, authoring her book 'Why did no one tell me" and co-hosting the …
 
Brodie continues to review the book titled 'The science and practice of middle and long distance running' with chapter seven called movement screening and physical capacity assessments (Chapter contributors: Louis Howe and Paul Read). Brodie starts with describing the book's movement screening protocol and examples for each. Next, we continue asses…
 
Matt Pendola has several professional qualifications including a running coach, S&C coach, licensed manual therapist & wellness coach and works with several Olympic athletes. He has also personally achieved a tonne of impressive running achievements including winning the Elite Spartan World Championships Masters Division (2015) & Qualified for Duat…
 
Brodie starts part 1 of 3 reviewing a new book titled: The science & practice of middle and long distance running. We break down chapter 5 titled the psychology of distance running before interviewing the editor next month. This episode covers the evidence surrounding the use of psychological strategies to help running performance. The psychologica…
 
Today Brodie's sister joins the podcast to talk about her massive running revelation. It has taken around 7 years for Zoe to discover the art of running slow and is reaping the rewards. Not only is Zoe feeling fresh and able to run harder during her speed sessions but she has found a love for running and for the first time is her running career is …
 
Q&A part two answer your instagram responses. Here are you questions Brodie will be answering: Why do runners implement plyometrics in their strength training when their run is already a plyometric movement? How do you encourage people to mentally & emotionally approach a rehab program? Thoughts on general mobility work for runners? Interventions i…
 
On today's Q&A Brodie answers all your questions. Here is what we explore: 1.) What is the amount of time per week one should dedicate to strength training? And is it better to do a couple of longer sessions per week or a little bit most days? 2.) What are some of the best injury-preventing exercises that a distance runner should keep on rotation? …
 
Today Brodie talks about his past 4 weeks of managing multiple injuries, what he has implemented for rehab & how he continues to maintain fitness while injured. Over the past month Brodie has encountered hamstring pain, a sprained ankle and low back pain. Even though these injuries are piling up one after another Brodie is still remaining strong an…
 
Kira Sutherland has 25+ years of clinical experience in Naturopathic medicine & sports nutrition and creates a truly wholistic approach to optimising performance for athletes. Today, we are uncovering the benefits and misconceptions of fasting. In particular intermittent fasting for runners. Kira describes the positive effects exercising has in a f…
 
On this episode, Brodie entertains the scenario of a runner experiencing unpredicted mid-race soreness and highlights some troubleshooting technique changes a runner can do to get through the remainder of a race. There are changes you can make in your speed, cadence and step width during different terrain in order to shift load on your body. Theref…
 
Ben Lindsay is the managing director at Solushin, a patented Counter-Traction Technology that effectively treats medial tibial stress syndrome. Ben & his team recognised the importance of effective shin splint treatments (training modification, strength training & orthotics) but set out to design a product in conjunction with these traditional trea…
 
Greg Lehman is a physiotherapist, Chiro & strength and conditioning coach. He teaches courses to health professionals on biomechanics, with pain science & running rehab. Greg had previously wrote a blog titled: 'Running is Rehab: When doing is the fixing' and this is exactly what we dive into today. We delve into this term and what it actually mean…
 
On this episode Brodie illustrates the importance of eccentric control for runners. He breaks down the different phases of the running cycle and points out different muscle groups undertaking eccentric control. Next, Brodie dives into the benefits of eccentric training including force production, flexibility and rehabilitation purposes. We finish w…
 
We continue our journey! If you haven't listened to part 1 of my chat with Dr. Rachel Zoffness please do so. Today, we dive into practical steps and strategies people can do when they are suffering from pain. Rachel first talks about the concept of 'Cognitive behavioural therapy' and what you think, affects how we feel emotionally, affects how we f…
 
Today we have pain psychologist Dr. Rachel Zoffness on the show to teach us about pain & injury. Rachel teaches pain education to medical residents, serves on the pain education faculty at Dartmouth and is the co-president of the American Association of Pain Psychology. She is also the author of The Pain Management Workbook, an integrative, evidenc…
 
Epigenetics can interact with your DNA and genes in order to activate & deactivate your blueprint. Even though your DNA is hardwired, the cell's characteristics & function can change based around your epigenetics. Dr. Cam McDonald is a lecturer, dietician & exercise physiologist here to talk about the information all runners need to know about epig…
 
Brodie is releasing a patron exclusive episode onto the podcast feed to share the love. On this episode, Brodie dives into the science and safety tips when introducing power and plyometric exercises into your strength routine. Like running, power based exercises have a tremendously high demand on your body, so care must be taken. If not, it can tip…
 
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