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  • 00:58

    First Aide Taping for Athletes with Dr. Capobianco

    in Sports

    Getting back into racing and training as quickly as possible is the hope of every athlete who has been afflicted with nagging injuries. Dr. Steven Capobianco is the director of education for ROCK TAPE and is recognized as a leader around the world in the application of kinesiology taping strategies. I (Richard Diaz) have personally been using these taping strategies on my clients to contend with; IT band, Knee, Shin, Hamstring, Calve, Achilles and plantar fasciitis injuries for several years. Perfect for OCR, CrossFit, Trail and Road Running athletes.  If you have ever wondered how, when or why to apply this tape, this a show you don’t want to miss. www.naturalrunningnetwork.com

  • 00:38

    The Run Clinic Road Show… what you need to know to Run and Perform Your Best!

    in Sports

    Over the years Richard Diaz (our host) and diaz human performance has put on elite caliber running clinics all over southern California. The impact of this training and education is so dramatic that athletes from all over the country go through great pains to attend and or visit for personal coaching and evaluation.


    Our current project is to put on a Two Day Running Clinic and Lab Testing by invitation in Baton Rouge Louisiana on the 27th-28th of February (registration deadline is quickly approaching Jan. 25th 2015). In order to provide a detailed explanation of what to expect for those interested, we decided to offer the details direct from the horse’s mouth! Richard Diaz along with forward statement’s from Elite Spartan Pro OCR Athlete Hunter McIntyre and hosts Richard and Emily Rachal is onboard to share all the pertinent details.  For quick registration visit: www.naturalrunningcoach.net/clinics.html

  • 01:03

    Get Faster with Richard Diaz

    in Sports

    Richard Diaz returns to The Marathon Show. On a recent show, Richard untangled VO2 max and explained it so all could understand. Now he's on the show to talk about how to effectively use your HR monitor to drive your training, the importance of running form and how to improve your form and he offers a couple tips on common mistakes. Richard has evaluated and coached thousands of runners and now he brings his advice and experience to the audience.

  • 00:50

    Powerful Tips to Improve Grip Strength and Running Injury Free

    in Sports

    Learn simple exercises that will greatly reduce your incident of upper and lower body injuries that are common among runners and OCR athletes from the ground up offered by Dr. Emily Splichal, world renowned podiatrist and human movement specialist.  In the sport of Obstacle Racing there are a lot of demands placed on grip strength. Improper approach to training and racing can result in extensive injuries to both the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Emily shares a few exercise techniques that develop “stability from the ground up- foot to core” by adopting these simple exercises you will gain a significant improvements in running skill, upper body strength while greatly reducing the incident of injury.  


    The Host of “The Natural Running Network” Richard Diaz says: “This episode provides the most useful take away training advice we have offered all year. Dr. Emily is on the cutting edge of evidence based sports science and her research on the subject of developing functional stability is unparalleled. If you put your body to task, you should not only listen to this episode over and over until you completely understand these concepts, you should also share it with your friends”.


     

  • 01:11

    The Natural Running Network Black Friday Episode

    in Sports

    Every year as a way of showing our appreciation to our listeners, we do a Black Friday giveaway show. The way it works is simple: Write or message me, Richard Diaz or The Natural Running Network Facebook page and provide a question related to Obstacle Racing, Running or associated training. We'll do our best to answer the question on our Friday show and award gifts to the providers of the best questions. We gave away ver $1,000 in gifts last year and plan to do it again! Don't be left out!  Be sure to visit www.naturalrunningnetwork.com 

  • 01:08

    Training Smarter and Understanding the Data You Collect From Your Monitor

    in Sports

    Jaime Lopez is serious about his OCR training; he reads what he can to keep up with the trends in training. He monitors his work via his heart monitor, he abides to specific training protocols and logs all of the metrics afforded him though his devices. Yet still, it all seems confusing at times.  Jaime is also a devoted fan of our podcast, he has reached out to Richard Diaz (the show’s host) to ask for some advice on how best to interpret the information he collects and in so doing we invited him on this episode to review his training data and discuss what we’ve learned and to make recommendations.  If you, like Jaime, enjoy Spartan Racing, are training for a marathon or are new to running, this is a show you don’t want to miss!

  • 01:12

    The New Year’s OCR Athlete Reflections

    in Sports

    We invited a few competitive Obstacle Racing Athletes to come on and to discuss the past year and prospects for The New Year’s performances.  Jack Bauer, Alexandra Walker and Benjamin Pina agreed to share their thoughts.  The questions were… How did it go last year? What do you feel you need to improve on? What is your key race focus for 2016?  We also delve into various training considerations that would benefit anyone hoping to improve in the coming year. Listen in; we might give you some food for thought leading into your new racing season.

  • 00:31

    HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SHOW: BUCKETS BLAKES

    in Entertainment

    The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment & great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries & territories on 6 continents, breaking down cultural & societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, & presidents – over 9 thrilling decades.


    Richard & hosts Globetrotter star Buckets Blakes.   Buckets broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for most basketball underhanded half-court shots in 1 minute, dropping 6 – one more than the previous record. He made those six shots in just 46 seconds.  At the University of Wyoming, he was team captain & MVP his junior and senior seasons, leading the team in rebounding, assists & steals as a junior. As a senior, Buckets was one of only two Mountain West Conference players to finish in the top 15 in scoring, rebounding & assists.  Buckets enjoys working with and mentoring kids, so he relishes the opportunities he’s had to present the Globetrotters’ various community outreach programs all over the world as an Ambassador of GoodwillTM. He sees himself running his own gym someday and helping kids build character and self-esteem through sports mentoring. He encourages youngsters to, “Be the best ‘you’ that you can be, because it’s very difficult to try and be someone else.


    ”The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their family show to the LA area. This month, see the Globetrotters’ game at Anaheim at Honda Center, Mission Viejo at the Saddleback College Gym, Santa Barbara at the UCSB Events Center, Ontario at Citizens Business Bank Arena, & at the Staples Center. www.harlemglobetrotters.com

  • 00:55

    An Inside Look at Battle Frog w/ Christopher Acord

    in Sports

    Battle Frog is quickly becoming the OCR Series of choice among discerning competitors in the world of Obstacle Racing. Christopher Acord is Battle Frog’s chief architect/Race Director, fondly nicknamed “The Beard” for obvious reasons.  We thought it was time to reach out to Christopher to gain some insight into the planning and development of “the other OCR events”. This interview was highly enlightening and for those who have never competed in a Battle Frog Event, this is clearly a show you don’t want to miss! Be sure to get access to more content by visiting www.naturalrunningnetwork.com

  • 00:15

    The Rise of the tightens of industry

    in Health

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  • 00:31

    The world of entertainment and enlightenment The Richard show

    in Health

    Join us as we peel the outer layer of life off and take a look inside an what really influences our world and we try to answer the why queation! We believe that music, life,philosophy,technology,interviews on everything from technology to politics and religion to help you grow and expanf your mind!