In episode 287 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Jason Tuori (PT), Sports Physical Therapist & Running Coach; ‘Mastering the middle distance runner’ in this Expert Edition
Jason is a Sports Physical Therapy Resident at the UR Sports Medicine Centre in Rochester, New York, a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, a Running, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Jason himself is a middle distance 800m Masters Runner.
Jason outlines middle distance events range from 800m up to 3000m, if you are a distance runner running beyond 3000m there are still principles to acknowledge and understand, whether you’re a Coach, Athlete, Practitioner or Sport Scientist Jason’s sharings will help you with performing at your own running physical best.
Jason shares around the unique demands of middle distance running, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, tips and wisdom, strength and conditioning considerations as well as a great physical challenge.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Unique Demands on Middle Distance Runners
- Best Approaches on Training Middle Distance Runners
- Mixed Runner Subgroups
- Rehabilitation Implications for Middle Distance Runners
- Key Criteria to Prevent Injuries on Strength & Conditioning
- Career Learnings so far in regards to Power and Measurement Benchmarks
- Power Measurements that he would like to do with Middle Distance Runners
- Tips on Maximum Strength
- Tips on Importance of Adductors (inner thigh muscle)
- Benefits of Strength Training with Middle Distance Runners
- Periodisation Phases for Middle Distance Runners
- How do Practitioners Coach Athletes
- Go To Training Exercises for his Athletes
- Go to Exercise for Gastroc and Soleus
- Prescription Variables Recommended for Exercises
- Additional Tips on Strength & Training for Middle Distance Runners
- Footwear Considerations, Demand & Benefits of Running in Spikes (Super-Spikes)
- Jason’s take on the 8020 Principle of the Middle Distance World
- Best Advice
- Physical Challenge
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“Key criteria to prevent injuries on strength conditioning”
– Local tissue capacity – continue to build the local tissue capacity
– Sport specific capacity – what does their training look like and what needs to be restored
“High Performance is not Healthy.”
“Tips on Importance of Adductors (inner thigh muscle)”
– Testing Standpoint – do isometric test
– Training standpoint – Copenhagen Abductor plank
– Running standpoint – typical exercise
“I tend to adapt more of a block model where we focus on anything that we need to improve various times a week and maybe changing it every couple of weeks.”
“What we shouldn’t be doing is prioritising strength training over the key running sessions”
“Don’t let a strength and conditioning session affect your running training load for the week”
“Manage your previous injury, listen to your body and try to avoid excessive training spikes when you can and finding out what’s the most sustainable training plan for you.” – Best Advice
“Go to the track and run an 800-time trial using a positive split of 2 seconds.” – Physical Challenge
To follow Jason Tuori
Blog: The Nike Vaporfly and High Performance Footwear: A Literature Review
03:25 Welcome Jason
06:49 Unique Demands on Middle Distance Runners
09:36 Best Approaches on Training Middle Distance Runners
11:35 Mixed Runner Subgroups
13:00 Rehabilitation Implications for Middle Distance Runners
16:20 Key Criteria to Prevent Injuries on Strength & Conditioning
24:15 Career Learnings so far in regards to Power and Measurement Benchmarks
26:15 Power Measurements that he would like to do with Middle Distance Runners
30:17 Tips on Maximum Strength
32:05 Tips on Importance of Adductors (inner thigh muscle)
37:20 Benefits of Strength Training with Middle Distance Runners
39:13 Periodisation Phases for Middle Distance Runners
42:15 How do Practitioners Coach Athletes
43:25 Go To Training Exercises for his Athletes
45:00 Go to Exercise for Gastroc and Soleus
47:12 Prescription Variables Recommended for Exercises
49:03 Additional Tips on Strength & Training for Middle Distance Runners
53:27 Footwear Considerations, Demand & Benefits of Running in Spikes (Super-Spikes)
1:01:31 Jason’s take on the 8020 Principle of the Middle Distance World
1:03:50 Best Advice
1:05:27 Physical Challenge
Dr. Stephen Seiler – Sports Scientist – Polarised Training, Episodes 172
of The Physical Performance Show
Dr Peter Malliaras
– Specialist Tendinopathy Physiotherapist, Episode 161 of The Physical Performance Show
– Strength & Conditioning Coach, PhD Exercise Physiology, Author (Expert Edition), Episode 148 of The Physical Performance Show
Dr Rich Willy – Running Researcher & Physical Therapist at University of Montana (Assoc Prof.), Episode 74
of The Physical Performance Show
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