23 episodes

The latest thinking on health, fitness. exercise, and injuries, with Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

The Paul and Howard Show Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks

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The latest thinking on health, fitness. exercise, and injuries, with Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

    Fitness and Heart Rate: What You Should Track -- and Why

    Fitness and Heart Rate: What You Should Track -- and Why

    In this episode Paul and Howard talk about fitness and heart-related measures, from resting heart rate to heart rate variability. We will get into this topic in much more detail in some upcoming episodes. 

    Topics:


    Recovery heart rate: Why it matters and how to measure it
    Resting heart rate's importance in health and fitness
    Heart rate variability as a proxy for stress and fitness

    Related Readings:


    Heart rate variability (HRV) for monitoring health
    Zone 2 heart rate training for longevity and performance

    Bios:

    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

    Music & Disclaimers:


    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode

    • 31 min
    Why Does My Knee Hurt?

    Why Does My Knee Hurt?

    In a continuing series, Paul and Howard talk about parts of the body that sometimes hurt. This time we're on about Why Knees Sometimes Hurt. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.

    Topics:


    What pain in the knee means
    Where the most common injuries mean
    Why surgery isn't generally required
    Arthritis and the knee

    Related Readings:


    Knee injuries and treatment informaton
    Exercise and knee arthritis pain 

    Bios:

    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

    Music & Disclaimers:


    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode

    • 28 min
    Metabolic Syndrome, Part II: Managing Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome, Part II: Managing Metabolic Syndrome

    In the second of a two-part series, Paul and Howard talk about metabolic syndrome, in particular about how its effects can be reduced, and even eliminated. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.

    Topics:


    What metabolic syndrome is, a review
    How "area under the curve" influences fixing the problem
    The relative role of diet, exercise, drugs, and surgery in managing some of the causes of metabolic syndrome

    Related Readings:


    How diet affects our metabolic health
    Metabolic syndrome

    Bios:

    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

    Music & Disclaimers:


    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode

    • 33 min
    Rest, Recovery, and Exercise Addiction

    Rest, Recovery, and Exercise Addiction

    We have a new podcast episode out: Rest, Recovery, and Exercise Addiction. 

    Overview:

    Paul and Howard talk about rest, recovery, and exercise addiction. We range across its causes, diagnosing it, and its consequences. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here, as well as—drum roll!—a tool we created to help you assess how fatigued you are from your exercise program.

    Topics:


    What is exercise addiction? Who has it?
    How do I know if I'm fatigued?
    What is rest anyway?
    How is rest different from recovery, if at all?

    Readings:


    Enhancing your exercise recovery
    Training errors and other causes of tendinopathy in runners 

    • 31 min
    Metabolic Syndrome, Part I

    Metabolic Syndrome, Part I

    In the first of a multi-part series, Paul and Howard talk about metabolic syndrome, from its rise, to its prevalance, to its causes, and its consequences. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.

    Topics:


    What is metabolic syndrome?
    How is it diagnosed?
    The causes of metabolic syndrome
    The rise to prevalence of metabolic syndrome

    Related Readings:


    How diet affects our metabolic health
    Metabolic syndrome
    LDL and ApoB Exposure and the evolution of heart disease
    10 Techniques To Help You Thrive With Knee Arthritis

    Bios:

    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

    Music & Disclaimers:


    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus and Fitness: One Year Later

    Coronavirus and Fitness: One Year Later

    Paul and Howard talk about personal fitness and mental health, one year after coronavirus lockdowns began. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.

    Topics:


    Assessment through quick condition tests
    The importance of having fitness objectives
    What have we learned about injuries and therapies because of pandemic
    Mental health, the other epidemic

    Related Readings:


    Niall Moyna's minimum fitness test


    Bios:

    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

    Music & Disclaimers:


    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.

    • 34 min

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