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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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Brodie starts with exciting new developments on the run smarter book and YouTube channel before providing a recap of pain science. Pain is influenced by physiological, psychological and social variables and when considering pain and recovery, your thoughts and emotions can play a significant role. Listen to this episode to learn about psychological…
 
Angelo Gingerelli is a strength and conditioning coach at Seton Hall University and co-author of the book Finish strong: Resistance training for endurance athletes. Today Angelo answers the below questions submitted by the podcast patrons: How long should a strength session be? Should strength sessions be done on running days? Is it okay to run or …
 
Paul Ingraham is a Vancouver science writer and a former Registered Massage Therapist. He left that profession over concerns about pseudoscientific beliefs and practices and went on to create PainScience.com, a website about the science of pain, injury, treatment, and rehab, where he has published hundreds of articles and ten books on these themes,…
 
Over the past few years, Kristina managed a few running niggles and running-related injuries due to spikes in training load. What resulted was a long-standing proximal hamstring tendinopathy which was getting harder to manage. Kristina jumped on a free injury chat and got the ball rolling with her run smarter journey. She then looked up some resear…
 
When injured, one of the worst fears for an athlete is the possibility of losing fitness. This can be of detriment as runners often continue to run and irritate their injury based on this fear. In today's episode, Brodie covers a paper titled: 'Time course of loss of adaptations after stopping prolonged intense endurance training'. We investigate t…
 
Today I interview sports dietitian Stephanie Hnatiuk to answer all your Facebook questions including: What is the best race weight? Is it okay to run on an empty stomach? What are the protein requirements for runners? Are collagen supplements good for tendon health? How can I prevent runner's gut? Should I fuel with fats on long endurance races? Ex…
 
In today's episode, Brodie answers four listener questions: 1.) I have been diagnosed with anterior compartment syndrome about 10+ years ago., the treatment options I was given were to change my shoes to something more supportive or fasciotomy surgery. In the past 2 months, it has flared up and is really painful. Do you have any tips and knowledge …
 
The son of a novelist, Matt Fitzgerald has a special passion for writing books. His best-known titles include Racing Weight, 80/20 running, Brain Training for Runners, and Triathlete Magazine’s Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide. Today, Matt answers patron questions all to do with the 80/20 principle. Such as: Can 80/20 work for athletes with hi…
 
Chris is a UK based physio and researcher. His past research has focused on running techniques for injury prevention and performance. In today's episode, I talk with Chris about his opinion on the load versus capacity relationship to reduce the risk of injury. Chris details the sequence of events from acute fatigue, to microscopic tissue damage, ma…
 
Paul Ingraham is a Vancouver science writer and a former Registered Massage Therapist. He left that profession over concerns about pseudoscientific beliefs and practices and went on to create PainScience.com, a website about the science of pain, injury, treatment, and rehab, where he has published hundreds of articles and ten books on these themes,…
 
Chad Miller was battling niggles and struggling to see performance gains with his running schedule. After jumping on a free injury chat with me, he learnt the principles of a well-balanced training plan. Six weeks later I received this message: “Hi brodie. I wanted to send a huge thank you for our webchat a month or so ago. I've been using the exce…
 
Research shows that power and plyometric exercises can enhance running performance. In today's episode, Brodie discusses five high-intensity workouts you can implement throughout the week along with practice takeaways and tips. Workout #1: 6 rounds (24 squats, 24 double-unders, 24 plyo lunges, 400m run). Workout #2: 20 min AMRAP (10 push press, 10 …
 
Brady Holmer is an endurance athlete, avid runner and PhD student in cardiovascular physiology. In this episode, we talk about exercise on heart health including: At what point can running become detrimental to cardiovascular health? What training is best for cardiac collatereralization? Is it okay to race 20-30 beats per minute above your training…
 
Brady Holmer is an endurance athlete, avid runner and PhD student in cardiovascular physiology. In this episode, we talk about exercise on heart health including: At what point can running become detrimental to cardiovascular health? What training is best for cardiac collatereralization? Is it okay to race 20-30 beats per minute above your training…
 
Today, Brodie releases an exclusive patron episode onto the main feed which discusses the key principles of injury management. In particular, will an injury get better on its own. If you'd like to become a patron for $5 per month and receive these exclusive benefits along with contributing to the future content, sign up here: Become a patron! Brodi…
 
Today we have coach Campbell Maffett on to answer a few Q&A's from previous episodes. Campbell has been coaching for over fifteen years which includes a level 2 advanced recreational running, world Athletics Level 3 Middle & Long Distance and a Triathlon Australian Level 2 performance coaching qualification. Campbell coaches the 'Love the Run' grou…
 
Jen had been battling plantar fasciitis after building up her running mileage in 2016. What followed was a prolonged, frustrating process of self-treatment including a foot boot, night splint, ice, foam rolling, stretches and orthotics. In 2019, Jen finally had her injury assessed and treated by a health professional but symptoms still lingered for…
 
Brodie Chats with Podiatrist, researcher & podcast host Ian Griffiths about different running foot conditions and answers your patron questions: 1.) Big toe OA: Patron question: Any tips for managing great toe arthritis? Also, can the loss of function due to this condition create problems elsewhere? 2.) Sinus Tarsi syndrome: Patron question: Are th…
 
Jason Fitzgerald is a running coach and creator of the strength running website, podcast and YouTube channel. In today's episode, Jason shares crucial knowledge on developing the perfect taper strategy so you can perform at your best. We uncover the adjustments needed to be made to your running frequency, intensity and weekly mileage in order for y…
 
Eric Hegedus is a Professor, physical therapist, clinician, scientist and researcher. We discuss his paper titled: 'Physical performance tests predict injury in national collegiate athletic association athletes: a 3-season prospective cohort study'. This paper had athletes of all sports go through a series of active motion, power-based, hip stabili…
 
Matt is a repeat guest from the Doctors of running and a running shoe fanatic! Our discussion on today's episode starts with shoe expiry dates. Matt gives his opinion on when it is time to buy new running shoes and what variables play a role in running shoe wear and tear. Next, we explore the different features of a shoe that you need to consider w…
 
(Description from the Everyday Ultra podcast with host Joe Corcione) It’s never fun dealing with injuries when it comes to ultrarunning; especially when it prevents us from doing the things we love to do the most. That’s why I invited today’s guest, Brodie Sharpe, onto the show to give you an absolute masterclass in preventing and rehabbing running…
 
Today, Brodie answers these listener questions: 1.) "If an experienced runner is forced into taking downtime for either an unrelated injury, illness, or just life getting in the way for an extended period of time, how slow should the “come back” be when they start running again?" 2.) "Can you highlight some common cross-training injuries? Especiall…
 
Today, Brodie answers these listener questions: 1.) Is running on asphalt harmful? 2.) For easy runs/base training does HR have to be aerobic zone (eg. on Garmin watch)? 3.) Should I trust my Garmin? Recovery time is whack and I feel great when it says I need rest. 4.) Should those with a lot of experience in both the marathon and with strength tra…
 
Jay is a physical therapist, author, expert in biomechanical analysis and the creator of the mobo board. On this episode, Jay dives into the importance of foot function that all runners should consider. Jay shares the foundational exercises and tests you can perform to determine your foot's level of coordination, stability and strength. We also tou…
 
In preparation for the run smarter book, Brodie shares his tightrope walking analogy to help runners comprehend the components that increase or decrease their risk of injury. Become a patron! Receive Run Smarter Emails Book a FREE Injury chat with Brodie Run Smarter App IOS or Android Podcast Facebook group Run Smarter Course with code 'PODCAST' fo…
 
In today's episode, Brodie replies to a listener question: “I have had PHT bilaterally for close to a year and have also had bilateral chronic plantar fasciitis for many years. On one of the podcasts you mentioned when there are bilateral tendon issues, that may raise some red flags that there may be another contributing factor going on". "Any sugg…
 
Damian McMahon is a physiotherapist from Ireland and also the creator of the Outlier nordic T-bar. This device is designed to make eccentric nordic exercises accessible within your house and without complicated set-ups. Brodie tried out the t-bar personally and decided to chat with Damian about the idea behind his device. We also cover useful infor…
 
Duane Scotti is a Physical Therapist, Run Coach and host of the Healthy Runner Podcast. Today, Brodie and Duane talk about base training. Duane goes through: What is base training and what are the essential components? What are the benefits of base training? What are some common mistakes runners make when incorporating base training? How should we …
 
In today's episode, Brodie reviews a 2019 paper titled 'World-Class Long-Distance Running Performances Are Best Predicted by Volume of Easy Runs and Deliberate Practice of Short-Interval and Tempo Runs'. This paper examines world-class athletes and their training habits in a 10-week lead-up to their goal event. They analyse all different training s…
 
This episode is dedicated to those who have been struggling with minor, yet stubborn symptoms. Brodie consults a lot of injured runners who are puzzled when their injury doesn't get worse but isn't getting better. We uncover the troubleshooting and reasons behind injuries getting stuck in limbo and how you can overcome them. Brodie starts by discus…
 
Brodie unpacks the causes, treatments and management principles of lower-limb muscle strains: Tune in to this episode to learn: The differences between a grade 1,2 and 3 muscle strain. Common areas for runners to develop muscle strains, and why they occur. Early management effectiveness. Including rest, ice, compression, elevation, compression and …
 
In today's solo episode, Brodie dives into his tips to help runners who are managing multiple injuries. When injured, it can be tough to plan a running schedule, find cross-training options and find time for rehabilitation exercises. However, this problem gets a lot more complicated when facing more than one injury at one time. Brodie breaks down t…
 
In today's episode, Brodie talks about the difference between an innocent niggle and an injury. Brodie breaks down his own ideas, thoughts and definitions between the two experiences and the symptoms, characteristics and treatment approaches for reach. Listen in to learn: How long a niggle should last. At what point a niggle carries over into an in…
 
Lindsey is a PT and also competed as a 4-year scholar-athlete playing soccer. Furthering her career she became a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2016. She then completed the University of Chicago Medicine Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship in 2019. Her clinical and research interests include treating runners and triathletes, peo…
 
After developing PHT in 2016, Michelle encountered 13 doctors and 3 years of pain before reaching an accurate diagnosis. Through lifestyle changes, strength exercises and finding the right therapist, she managed to eventually see progress. Michelle has returned to 25 miles per week of pain-free running and is ready to share her success story. Becom…
 
Meghann Featherstun is a Nutritionist and experienced Sports Dietician with particular knowledge around fasting in endurance athletes. In this episode, Meghann talks about her recommendations for exercising in a fasted state including the fasting window and the exercise intensities. Meghann also comments on the differences females have compared to …
 
The podcast is celebrating 200 episodes with a special Q&A! Brodie talks about the success and growth of the podcast over the past 100 episodes and answers four questions from listeners: How do you plan a speed goal (5K PB) and a marathon goal at the same time? Is it possible and wise to concurrently train for both of these at once? If it is okay t…
 
Nathan Carlson is a US-based Physical Therapist and co-host of the Runners Zone podcast. Brodie and Nathan talk about the importance of developing independence during a runner's rehabilitation and how a therapist needs to nature the independent process. This is important for every runner to know whether you are injured or not. Some therapists may m…
 
Alisa has been suffering from Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (AKA tibialis posterior tendinopathy) for 5 long months. Long hours at work hindered the recovery process. Alisa also continued to run through her foot pain as symptoms seemed to decrease during the run. However, this decision resulted in ongoing pain and irritation week by week. Bro…
 
Charlie Reid is a kinesiologist and S&C specialist. Today, Charlie talks about the 5 common errors runners make with strength training. Here are the errors we will discuss today: Allocating too much low-intensity Avoiding heavy lifting Failing to progress over time Avoiding power exercises Becoming too functional Lastly, Charlie shares his recommen…
 
Glen is an international lecturer, physiotherapist and guest speaker on the topic of mental health and running. Today, we discuss the benefits running can have on your physical and psychological wellbeing along with any drawbacks. Click the link for Glen's talk on mental health at the Therapy expo. Research article: A Scoping Review of the Relation…
 
Andy Blow is the founder of Precision Hydration and a former elite triathlete. In today's episode, we delve into the misconceptions around sweat & hydration advice and how to individually tailor a fueling strategy to help your performance. Andy also answers your questions around cramping, running in cold conditions, gels for a sensitive stomach and…
 
Luke is a Sports & Exercise Chiropractor who has a particular interest in the management, treatment and prevention of calf and achilles injuries. I interview Luke and explore the common causes for this injury and the most common mistakes runners make in their recovery plan. Luke also provides his checklist if calf strains are a regular occurrence i…
 
Shane Johnstone is an ultra runner, exercise physiologist and race director at Transcend trails. Today, Shane talks about the skills and drills you can implement to become a better trail runner. We dive into the different surfaces and obstacles when trail running, how your running technique should adapt to the change in terrain, and what gear is he…
 
Denny Krahe is a Running coach & the host of Diz Runs Radio. Today, we dive into HR and effort-based training. I and the podcast patrons ask the following questions: What are heart rate and effort-based training? And what are the benefits/limitations? How do you see runners misusing this form of training and what are some common misconceptions? Sho…
 
In today's episode, I go into detail about the 4 reasons runners are told to buy new shoes. 1.) When it reaches a certain timeframe (eg. every 12 months). 2.) When the shoes reach a certain mileage 3.) When they lose cushioning 4.) When there is wear & tear on the sole I unpack the inconsistencies of these guidelines and share my theories on the ri…
 
When injured, quantifying your pain levels is essential. It can help you: Interpret load tolerance Interpret treatment effects Measure long term trends In today's episode, Brodie talks about his own interpretation of the pain scale and the characteristics of each severity level. Brodie works up from 0 to 10 so you can gain insight into each pain le…
 
Quantifying your rate of received exhaustion (RPE) is essential to every runner. It can help you: Accurately calculate your training impulse (TRIMP) Surpass the limitation of running speed and running heart rate when measuring intensity. In today's episode, Brodie talks about his own interpretation of the RPE scale and the characteristics of each i…
 
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