# 28 – Dr.Aashish Contractor, runner, cardio rehabilitation and sports medicine expert, discusses key medical issues that athletes need to be aware

Dr. Aashish Contractor, runner, cardio rehabilitation and sports medicine expert, discusses key medical issues that athletes need to be aware

Show Notes

02:05 – Dr.Aashish introduces himself

05:35 – “Exercise as medicine” – optimum dose and overdose

08:20 – Factors to  consider before embarking on an exercise regimen

11:15 – “FITT” – Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type

13:25 – Key signals to watch for to ensure body is not put under undue stress

18:45 – Causes of sudden cardiac deaths in athletes

30:00 – Usefulness of heart rate as a training tool

31:15 – Ways to improve heart rate

33:35 – Is resting heart rate a measure of fitness?

36:40 – Link between long term endurance training and arrhythmia

41:15 – Heart rate variability

43:20 – Ways to avoid knee injuries when running

48:05 – Views on wearing masks during exercise

51:50 – Quiz Time!

56:05 – Recommendations on more resources

Contact Dr.Aashish

Twitter:@DrContractor

Email: ascontractor@gmail.com

Articles by Dr.Aashish

  1. “Unlock your fitness routine” in Mumbai Mirror – Link
  2. “Don’t lose your breath” in Mumbai Mirror – Link

Other relevant earlier podcasts

Episode 15 – Heart rate variability with Simon Wegerif (Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/4982348)

Additional resources recommended by Dr.Aashish

Runner’s World – runnersworld.com

Endure by Alex Hutchinson [Amazon Link]

Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness [Amazon Link]

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