“The emotional content, the emotional factor is something we have to bring back into an enjoyment. We have got to destress the body and allow the physical stress to start to melt. And once we can start to clear it, it’s amazing how the tissues start to respond.” * In this episode, Ian O’Dwyer, performance movement specialist, director of OD on Movement, and co-founder of PTA Global, tells the story of his movement background, from raising horses throughout his childhood to playing Australian rules football. Ian discusses lessons learned from co-founding PTA Global, a leadership company focused on professional fitness development. He offers advice on empowering clients in the fitness industry to see themselves as their own healers. Ian reflects on the role of emotional stress in athletic performance, and in turn, provides insight on the importance of recovery in order to move and live optimally. Lastly, Ian reveals upcoming ideas and projects he is working on.
In this episode, Lucy Bartholomew, accomplished Australian ultra-trail runner who is only eighteen, shares how she found ultrarunning at the age of fifteen and recounts her first 100 km race with her dad. She discusses her recent success at the 100km Tarawera Ultramarathon and the most mentally challenging race she has ever had. Lucy reveals how she balances being in high school with running and the importance of rest and recovery in her training. Lastly, Lucy gives the inside scoop on whats ahead for the upcoming year: taking a year off from school to pursue professional running and a few of the races on her schedule.