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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 TO OVERCOME ANY RUNNING INJURY and let’s begin your run smarter journey.

The Run Smarter Podcast Brodie Sharpe

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

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 TO OVERCOME ANY RUNNING INJURY and let’s begin your run smarter journey.

    Muscle strain management

    Muscle strain management

    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 anti-inflammation medication. Advice around loading and running with a strained muscle. Week 1 management of hamstring strains and calf strains with exercise examples for each.   
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    • 37 min
    Tips for managing multiple injuries at once

    Tips for managing multiple injuries at once

    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 this episode into four phases to help you with your injury management:
    Phase 1: Finding the running dosages and running modifications for all current injuries.
    Phase 2: Finding a cross-training alternative, along with modifications to not flare-up injuries.
    Phase 3: Ways to successfully manage the time to rehabilitate all injuries with rehab exercises.
    Phase 4: Uncovering the most proactive, efficient strength training program while dealing with multiple injuries. 
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    • 35 min
    Differentiating a niggle from an injury

    Differentiating a niggle from an injury

    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 injury What relevance you should give niggles What the treatment response should be for both a niggle and an injury.  Become a patron!
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    • 35 min
    Understanding FAI & Labral tears with Lindsey Plass

    Understanding FAI & Labral tears with Lindsey Plass

    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, people with chronic and persistent pain, and people with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome.  
    She is an avid marathon runner and long-course triathlete and It was her own hip journey with FAI and a labral tear that sparked her interest in helping others with hip issues get back to doing the things they love.
    We dive into the definition, pathology and clinical signs of FAI along with the likely contributing factors in running.
    Brodie and Lindsey also discuss the prevalence of incidental findings with MRI scans and the asymptomatic prevalence within the healthy community.
    Lindsey also shares the common misconceptions about this condition, rehabilitation advice and treatment.
    We also answer your patron questions including the risks of running with FAI and the likelihood of developing other running-related injuries if untreated. 
    Instagram is: @plassptperformance 
    website: plassptperformance.com
    email: lindsey@plassptperformance.com
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Success story: Michelle overcoming chronic PHT

    Success story: Michelle overcoming chronic PHT

    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.
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    • 36 min
    How safe is fasting for runners? with Meghann Featherstun

    How safe is fasting for runners? with Meghann Featherstun

    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 males when fasting and the impact it has on hormone function. 
    Lastly, Meghann answers a list of patron questions:
    Is there an optimal fasting window when exercising and strength training in the morning? What does Meghann think about Dr. Sims' take on no fasting for female athletes? Does fasting affect injury recovery? Click here for Meghann's website, Instagram and podcast 'fuel for the sole'  Become a patron!
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Toyko Listener ,

First time listener

Thanks Brodie for the episode with your sister. It was so relatable and refreshing to hear Zoe talk about slow running. That episode gave me the motivation to try again. Subscribed now! Thank you!

running goggins ,

Most informative running podcast around!

This podcast is a library for everything you need to know about running. Whatever your question is in your own running journey, I guarantee an episode will have the answer for you!

TheRealGav ,

Informative

Awesome podcast for runners. Very informative and helpful.

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