17: Phil Wharton on Running, Flexibility, and Training

Phil Wharton is a musculoskeletal therapist, author, and runner. Phil has worked with and trained hundreds of Olympic medalists, world record holders, and professional teams with the Wharton system that his father, Jim Wharton, and him developed. Phil is also an accomplished runner himself, with a marathon PR of 2:23.

In this episode we discuss Phil’s running and health journey, as he overcame scoliosis using the Wharton system. Phil debunks myths on stretching as he explains active isolated flexibility, a key component of the Wharton system. Phil offers wise advice for runners, explaining the role of rest, recovery, and breath. Lastly, Phil shares the inside scoop on why he thinks Kenyan runners are so successful.

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