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Essential Amino Acids for Running

Do you ever feel fatigued, and you are not recovering between your hard workouts whether it is after a long run, tempo, interval session, or gym strength workout?  Do you want to be able to focus and concentrate more on getting the most of your workouts? Are you looking to get stronger and run longer? 

 

Have you ever wondered how much protein you should be taking to supplement your training and if you should be supplementing with amino acids?

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

In this episode, We are talking about essential amino acids for running with a true expert in the protein research field!  I am very fortunate to have on the show Dr. Robert Wolfe from the Amino Company.

 

Dr. Wolfe is not only a scientist but a runner himself who has been running for over 60 years and has run an incredible 62 marathons in under 2:30 during his lifetime.  He is the director of the Center for Translational Research on Aging and Longevity at the University of Arkansas and has over 40 years of experience as a PhD researcher at several of the world’s top universities and medical centers, including Harvard University.  Dr. Wolfe has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers and is widely respected as the world’s foremost authority on amino acid nutrition so much so that his research publications have been cited an impressive 75,000+ times!

 

Watch the video interview with Dr. Wolfe by clicking the video below!

 

 

 

Dr. Wolfe is going to make us smarter runners so we can run for longevity and stay healthy along the way!  He answers the questions below and shares his own personal journey of healing from injuries including a spine surgery and a total hip replacement!

 

What are essential amino acids?

 

What is the difference between essential amino acids and BCAA’s?

 

What are the benefits of taking essential amino acids?

 

Are essential amino acids good for running?

 

Can essential amino acids be used for energy?

 

Is it safe to take essential amino acids?

 

Amino acids before or after running?

 

Is it good to take amino acids while working out?

 

How many mg of essential amino acids should I take?

 

Can you take too many essential amino acids? 

 

Can you describe the difference between the Amino Co. Heal product and the Perform Amino Acid products

 

 

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You can listen to all the information in this episode on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

 

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I had worked with multiple other coaches and physical therapists with little success and was at the point of almost giving up on my love for running. Duane is so kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable as both a physical therapist and running coach. Our first virtual meeting lasted two hours because he was so meticulous in his assessment. His strength and running program is progressive and created so that you can continue to build strength and mileage as you heal. His strength program is unique, effective, and fun.

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Over four months of working with Duane, I have built back to five days a week of running and am almost back up to my pre-injury weekly mileage and long run distance. Whenever I have flare ups or setbacks, Duane reassures me and makes necessary adjustments so that I can continue to progress in my running journey. I have had so much success with him so far that I have signed on for four more months so that he can help me to continue getting stronger as I train for the Dopey challenge in Disney World.

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