Welcome to Episode #47 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. I'm your host Rich Soares with co-host Khem Suthiwan.
Khem, today's interview topic is about being proactive about functional testing and addressing strength imbalances or flexibility issues. How do you incorporate this topic into your coaching with athletes?
About the guest: Nate has been helping me with a two lower leg issues this year. In the spring it was a tight right calf. More recently, it has been a tightness in my left shin area. We've been discussing the importance of functional testing and strength balance. I learned quite a bit about this personally when I rehabbed a meniscus repair a few years ago.
The interview is on sight. There's a couple of spots where there's background noise, but those are brief so stick with it. We do a brief discussion in his office and then move into the gym to perform a cursory functional test on me.