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Ep 9 - Dr Nat Collins (Ultrarunner & PT)
October 31, 2018 Greg Kopecky
Minimal Multisport Podcast

Ep 9 - Dr Nat Collins (Ultrarunner & PT)

October 31, 2018

Greg Kopecky

This episode is with the great Dr. Nat Collins.  He is a doctor of physical therapy, coach, ultrarunner, and occasional triathlete.  

Nat and I discuss a lot of things, but the main reason I wanted to pick his brain is that he has a unique combination of clinical work, coaching experience, and personal experience that a lot of coaches don’t have.  He has a very deep understanding of biomechanics, and has helped me personally with injuries before.  I wanted to get his take on athleticism in general, and what the key things are that the average person is bad at.  In other words, for most of us with desk jobs, and living in an artificial environment – what are the most common physical issues he sees, and the best ways to fix it without spending a tremendous amount of time?  Spoiler alert: If you’re spending zero time in the gym, have never seen a physical therapist, and don’t know what a foam roller is, you’re probably not doing yourself a ton of favors in terms of long-term health.  

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THANK YOU to this episode’s sponsor, the Rooster Endurance Triathlon Team.  Apply to the team today at http://triroost.com/... Or if you’re listening to this episode later, go and check out their website and forum anyway!

THANK YOU for supporting us on Patreon!  It’s cliché but true – listener support is the only way that this show is possible!  A mere $2 per month gives you access to all of our bonus content!

Also thank you for supporting the show by shopping through our Amazon affiliate banner at www.minimalmultisport.com!

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Mentioned in the show:

Runesiology website (Nat’s coaching website and blog)

Running Irregardless Podcast

Nat’s Instagram

Buy a foam roller! https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-High-Density-Round-Roller-36-inches/dp/B00XM2MRGI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1541000507&sr=8-4&keywords=foam+roller&linkCode=sl1&tag=minimalmultis-20&linkId=0e7198dfef5dbafb21a7b9047f923d2c&language=en_US

Better yet – buy a vibrating roller! https://www.amazon.com/Vulken-Intensity-Vibrating-Massager-Recovery/dp/B074C9LJ35/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1541000782&sr=8-5&keywords=vibrating+foam+roller&linkCode=sl1&tag=minimalmultis-20&linkId=2314778e9d3984d12a4f962cbc1e05cd&language=en_US

Recommended exercise: Hip Thrusters

Recommended exercise: Single leg (pistol) squat

This episode is with the great Dr. Nat Collins.  He is a doctor of physical therapy, coach, ultrarunner, and occasional triathlete.  

Nat and I discuss a lot of things, but the main reason I wanted to pick his brain is that he has a unique combination of clinical work, coaching experience, and personal experience that a lot of coaches don’t have.  He has a very deep understanding of biomechanics, and has helped me personally with injuries before.  I wanted to get his take on athleticism in general, and what the key things are that the average person is bad at.  In other words, for most of us with desk jobs, and living in an artificial environment – what are the most common physical issues he sees, and the best ways to fix it without spending a tremendous amount of time?  Spoiler alert: If you’re spending zero time in the gym, have never seen a physical therapist, and don’t know what a foam roller is, you’re probably not doing yourself a ton of favors in terms of long-term health.  

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THANK YOU to this episode’s sponsor, the Rooster Endurance Triathlon Team.  Apply to the team today at http://triroost.com/... Or if you’re listening to this episode later, go and check out their website and forum anyway!

THANK YOU for supporting us on Patreon!  It’s cliché but true – listener support is the only way that this show is possible!  A mere $2 per month gives you access to all of our bonus content!

Also thank you for supporting the show by shopping through our Amazon affiliate banner at www.minimalmultisport.com!

----------

Mentioned in the show:

Runesiology website (Nat’s coaching website and blog)

Running Irregardless Podcast

Nat’s Instagram

Buy a foam roller! https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-High-Density-Round-Roller-36-inches/dp/B00XM2MRGI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1541000507&sr=8-4&keywords=foam+roller&linkCode=sl1&tag=minimalmultis-20&linkId=0e7198dfef5dbafb21a7b9047f923d2c&language=en_US

Better yet – buy a vibrating roller! https://www.amazon.com/Vulken-Intensity-Vibrating-Massager-Recovery/dp/B074C9LJ35/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1541000782&sr=8-5&keywords=vibrating+foam+roller&linkCode=sl1&tag=minimalmultis-20&linkId=2314778e9d3984d12a4f962cbc1e05cd&language=en_US

Recommended exercise: Hip Thrusters

Recommended exercise: Single leg (pistol) squat

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