Today I’m talking to Eoin Everard, an Irish physiotherapist and elite runner who has represented his country on the international athletics stage — he’s run the mile in under 4 minutes and is the 2-time Irish National Champion at 1500 meters. And if that’s not enough, he’s got a PhD in biomechanics. Eoin and I talk about his athletic background and how overcoming injury led him down a path to better understand sports performance for all athletes. Where does athletic movement start breaking down, and how do mobility restrictions factor in? And what can athletes to do start addressing those issues? While the information on this podcast isn’t meant as medical advice, I hope you get a lot out of how our guest breaks down biomechanics in a really digestible way.
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On this episode of The BarBend Podcast, host David Tao talks to Eoin Everard about:
- Eoin’s athletic background and being driven by…spite? (3:00)
- Do you brag about having a PhD? (10:20)
- Why weightlifting and powerlifting should really swap names (14:00)
- How do we get to correct movements? There are three elements of movement: mobility, stability, and motor control (15:00)
- Breaking down the science of mobility (17:00)
- What to do if mobility restricts your lifting (21:00)
- The joint-by-joint approach to the body (24:00)
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