Ep 69: 5X Olympics Coach Bobby Mcgee Talks About Biomechanics and Injuries
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Coach Bobby McGee, a 5X Olympic Coach speaks with Vikas, our host, and the Founder of Fitpage about biomechanics, what good running form looks like, and how runners can prevent or recover from injuries. Bobby has a degree in Human Movement Studies and formal post-graduate training in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology & Perceptual Motor Studies.
He has since specialized in supporting coaches & athletes in the art & science of run coaching, run bio-mechanics & performance mental skills for triathlon & distance running. Bobby was the US Women’s Triathlon Lead in the Rio Olympics that produced a gold medal. Some of his current athletes are Ben Kanute, Jason West, Flora Duffy, Gwen Jorgensen, Taylor Knibb, Morgan Pearson, Kirsten Kasper, and Vittoria Lopes.
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.
00:44 – About this episode
02:54 – Welcome Coach Bobby to the show!
03:39 – How did Bobby’s athletic journey begin?
06:28 – Moving to high profile coaching and all the way to Olympics
11:02 – Engaging kids in other sports at early stages, running being a late-development sport, multi-lateral sports development
14:32 – How should middle-aged runners start their recreational running career?
20:02 – How should a recreational runner approach their form, biomechanics, etc?
31:00 – Myth-busting: All about shin pain, do you have a flat foot?
35:24 – Approaching your form if you do not have an access to physio – check more on Bobby’s YouTube Channel
38:35 – All about inflamed Achilles
42:40 – Looking at glutes as an important muscle and prevention techniques from glute injuries
46:28 – Coach Bobby Mcgee’s advice to runners around the world