Podcasts Run with Fitpage Ep 48: Brent Ruby, PhD Talks About Overtraining and Recovery Strategies for Endurance Athletes
Ep 48: Brent Ruby, PhD Talks About Overtraining and Recovery Strategies for Endurance Athletes

Ep 48: Brent Ruby, PhD Talks About Overtraining and Recovery Strategies for Endurance Athletes

Brent Ruby received his PhD in exercise science from the University of New Mexico in 1994 and now serves as the Director of the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercises Metabolism.
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr Ruby talks about overtraining, the difference between overtraining and overuse, his mobile laboratory, and more with our host Vikas Singh.
Episode Summary:
00:00 – About this episode
01:17 – Welcome Brent to the show!
01:36 – Dr Ruby introduces himself
04:44 – What are the fundamentals of overtraining?
09:58 – Impact of the external variables on overtraining and recovery
16:02 – The importance of setting the right goals
22:43 – Overuse vs overtraining and progressive overload vs chronic overload
28:20 – Brent talks about the importance of the Run-Walk method to improve performance and avoid injuries (Click here to know more)
35:57 – The roles of nutrition and sleep in recovery
47:08 – All about Dr Brent’s mobile laboratory and how it helps athletes
Guest Profile:
Dr Brent Ruby is a Professor and researcher based in Montana. Much of his research focuses on understanding the skeletal muscle interaction with environmental stress during exercise and recovery, the implications of high-altitude operations, heat stress injury risk profiling and reduction, and understanding the limits of human work during ultra-endurance events. Brent himself has been a runner and a cyclist. Apart from research, Brent is also the co-author of the children’s book Wrango and Banjo On the Fireline.
Reach out to Dr Brent Ruby via email: brent.ruby@mso.umt.edu
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
Instagram: @vikas_singhh
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
Twitter: @vikashsingh1010
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.