MAM Podcast S01EP16: Exercise for Parkinson’s & Strength Training for Runners



Show Notes

Question #1: I have a couple of clients with Parkinson and also clients over the age of 80+.

As you know, most doctors aren’t easy to get on board with pro active health care. I remember in one of your presentations (either Winter Seminar or a staff meeting) you showed some research, backing up the effectiveness of the MBSC training.

Can you please send me the reference or do you have any books or other research I could share with doctors to get them on board?

Research Review: 

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge 

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam Kean

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey MD 

Life span vs. Health Span

– Visualization & Meditation = Mirror Neurons 

– Let movement be thy medicine. Let mindset be thy medicine. Let nature be thy medicine. Let medicine be thy medicine.

Question #2: What are your key considerations when training endurance athletes? I’m specifically interested in learning about how you approach both strength and conditioning for clients who are preparing for long-distance running events like the marathon.

  • Coach Matt Dixon 
  • Buckets for Endurance: Run, Bike, Swim / Recovery / Nutrition & Fueling/ Strength
  • Training Buckets: Mobility / Strength / Power / Conditioning
  • Be A Bucket Filler by Michael Boyle
  • The Bucket Hierarchy by Brendon Rearick
  • Track mileage and foot contacts
  • The 10% Rule… don’t increase more that 10% in distance or intensity per week
  • Functional Training for Runner by Kevin Carr
  • Make Small Jumps by Michael Boyle
  • Endurance athletes are almost always in-season
  • Relationships, Relationships, Relationships! Have many conversations.

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