Ep 74: Dr Richard Blagrove Talks About Improvement in Running Economy, as a Result of Strength Training Protocols
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we were joined by Richard Blagrove, Ph.D. Richard is one of the leading researchers in the field of strength and conditioning for endurance athletes and is a lecturer in physiology at Loughborough University.
Richard completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science with Management, and his master’s in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University. Richard’s research interests lie in the use of strength-based exercise as a tool to improve the metabolic cost of running. More recently, Richard has begun to investigate the consequences of low energy availability on physical performance and health biomarkers in endurance athletes. He is also involved with the co-supervision of Doctoral research investigating the influence of the menstrual cycle on strength status and motor control.
Richard is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has provided strength and conditioning coaching support to numerous athletes over the last 12 years including several Olympic finalists and Paralympic athletes. In 2015 he published a book entitled ‘Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Runners’ .
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.