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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

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    • 4.9 • 86 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.

    The Importance of Iron for Runners with McKale Montgomery

    The Importance of Iron for Runners with McKale Montgomery

    McKale is a dietician, runner, and has a big passion for iron. Iron is a major component of hemoglobin, a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body. Today, McKale talks about the role of iron, why it is important for runners and what you should do if deficient.
    Throughout the interview, Mckale talks about:
    Is a drop in energy levels during certain parts of the menstrual cycle caused by low iron? Does a runner require a diet higher in iron? Are infusions and supplements necessary? And are there any dangers? Check out McKale on Twitter @McKaleDavis
    Or ask her a question at mckale.montgomery@okstate.edu
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    • 40 min
    Finding Time for Rehab, Strength & Running

    Finding Time for Rehab, Strength & Running

    Today's episode covers a question submitted by a podcast listener:
    “Do you consider rehab exercises to count towards strength training? I do my 15-20 minutes of exercises that were prescribed for a hamstring injury 5 days/week, but also try to do strength training 3 days/week for 30 minutes. So when I do all that, plus run 50-60 miles per week, it’s like a full-time job! Can I condense all this without sacrificing strength?”
    Brodie discussed the general guidelines, principles and frequencies of rehabilitation exercises and strength exercises. In addition, how do these variables change when the injury gets better or experiences a flare-up.
    Tune in to learn how to schedule your week and create an efficient, effective weekly routine to better serve your running and recovery. 
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    • 36 min
    Gender Differences with Tendon Adaptation + YouTube Launch

    Gender Differences with Tendon Adaptation + YouTube Launch

    The reason why women sustain more soft tissue injury than men during physical activity is unknown. Studies may indicate that tendons in women have a lower rate of new connective tissue formation, respond less to mechanical loading, and have a lower mechanical strength, which may leave the tissue more susceptible to injury.
    Brodie reviews a paper titled: 'The adaptability of tendon to loading differs in men and women' and lists several key takeaways and interpretations for male and female athletes when training and rehabilitating their injuries. 
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    • 26 min
    A link Between Running Characteristics and Shoe Softness in Running Related Injury (a 2022 paper)

    A link Between Running Characteristics and Shoe Softness in Running Related Injury (a 2022 paper)

    Brodie reviews a 2022 paper hot off the press titled 'Spatiotemporal and Ground-Reaction Force Characteristics as Risk Factors for Running-Related Injury'. 
    The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors among spatiotemporal and ground-reaction force characteristics in recreational runners and to
    investigate whether shoe cushioning modifies the association between running biomechanics and injury risk.
    Brodie dissects each element of this paper and the surprising results.
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    • 34 min
    Pain Science, Mindfulness and Healing Chronic Injuries with Maddie

    Pain Science, Mindfulness and Healing Chronic Injuries with Maddie

    Maddie is a recreational runner who has had bilateral plantar fasciitis for over 5 years. She has faced debilitating symptoms including intense pain, pins and needles and burning sensations which dramatically altered her social life. Cooking, shopping, walking the dogs and playing with her son were sometimes ceased because the pain was so bad. Despite periods of time not running, the pain continued.
    Maddie shares her newfound improvement after actively researching pain science and implementing exercises such as mindfulness, deep breathing and mantras into her regular routine. She talks about the sudden change of symptoms, the relevance of heightened awareness to an injury and her new understanding of having a flareup.
    Listen to this episode to gain insight into the bio-psycho-social side of pain and the practical tips you can make to enhance your recovery. 
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    • 49 min
    Achieving Mindfulness & Flow state with Tomasz Drybala

    Achieving Mindfulness & Flow state with Tomasz Drybala

    Tomasz Drybala is a flow and mindful running teacher, extreme runner and author of 'Flow-up: Get rid of anxiety, stress and overwhelm and unlock focus, creativity and joy'. 
    In this episode, Brodie and Tom talk about flow state, including the benefits, purpose, and the factor that enhance and inhibit flow state.
    Tom also talks about his upcoming challenge which involves almost 25,000 miles of running from New York to London. 
    Tune in to learn about running mindfulness and active meditation to help your running performance, your emotional state, and your recovery from injury. 
    Follow Tomasz's incredible journey on instagram 
    Learn more about his online community and courses at https://tomaszdrybala.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Sandiegojoey ,

Best podcast for injured athletes!

I’m an aged competitor, a “hybrid athlete” as they say, an even amount of running and strength. Unfortunately a chronic running condition (Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy) has hampered my performance for years and ultimately sidelined me. After listening to Brodie’s podcast I felt like he was speaking directly to me! So much so that I hired him after undergoing bilateral PRP injection in both hamstring tendons. I’m confident he’ll get me back to doing what I love, Spartan and Hyrox competitions!

almost fading ,

A Must listen for runners!

Great podcast, lots of motivational tips. Excellent host and guests

GGG!!! ,

Great Injury Prevention Show!

Such a great show, as a runner I’m always looking for ways to prevent injuries and this show keeps me running!

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