The Physical Performance Show: Rich Willy – Running Researcher & Physical Therapist at University of Montana (Assoc Prof.) (Expert Edition) Part 2

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In episode 132 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Rich Willy – Running Researcher & Physical Therapist at University of Montana (Assoc Prof.) (Expert Edition) Part 2.

During this episode, Dr. Rich Willy, Physiotherapist and also Running Researcher based out of the University of Montana, USA answers many questions around ageing well as a Runner.

Rich shares around why we slow down as we age, the principles that under pin the changes that we see, why our tendons tend to lose stiffness as we age, what happens to our calves as propulsive elements as we mature as runners. Why strength training is such a critical component of the ageing runners training program. How to structure strength training around the week’s running volume. Rich answers the age old question, is running bad for our knees? Rich explains why a fast walking pace can be correlated with great longevity in life. And Rich touches on the role of footwear and shoe selection for the ageing or master’s runner.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Introduction to Dr. Rich Willy
  • Discussion about Masters Runner/ Masters Athlete
  • Upcoming Projects for Dr. Rich Willy
  • Common injuries of a Masters Runner compared to younger runners
  • Myth about the negative effects of running
  • Effects of running in later years
  • Basic Conceptualisation in Minimising Injuries
  • Key things to know about Strength Training
  • Recovery Time
  • Assisting Calves
  • Running Shoe to help
  • Best Advise
  • Physical Challenge

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Quotes:

“Go to the Gym and start doing some calf raises” – Physical Challenge of the Week
“Do strength training and resistance training plus avoid running the same pace every day.” – Best Advice

“Running is such a great way to reduce cardiovascular disease and metabolic issues when we get older.”
“Faster walkers tend to live a little bit longer.”
“Running is better than without running.”
“The faster you can get your foot on the ground the greater leg stiffness you will have.”
“Strength training conditioning is one of the best resistance exercises.”
“There’s a lot more about getting strong than just being strong.”
“Do repetitive exercises 3 seconds up and 3 seconds down.”
“Put your strength training in your hard days.”
“Make your hard days HARD and make your easy days EASY!”
“Keep active, keep walking and keep moving.”

To follow Dr Rich Willy

Twitter:  @rwilly2003
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Timeline:

0:00 Start
2:03 Introduction to Dr. Rich Willy
4:41 Discussion about Masters Runner/ Masters Athlete
8:06 Upcoming projects oforDr. Rich Willy
9:28 Common injuries of a Masters Runner compared to younger runners
15:45 Myth about the negative effects of running
20:29 Effects of running in later years
30:42 Basic Conceptualisation in Minimising Injuries
36:15 Key things to know about Strength Training
46:26 Recovery Time
57:50 Assisting Calves
1:02:00 Running Shoe help
1:05:00 Best Advise
1:09:00 Physical Challenge
1:14:47 Finish

Dr Rich Willy

People Mentioned

Bernard Legat – Elite/Masters Runner
Greg LeMond – American Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Dr. Peter Cavanagh – BioEngineering

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