Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep34 - Start Running: Dr. Jason Karp

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: Why running should be your new “diet,” how to get started, and other benefits of running with author Dr. Jason Karp.
Air Date: 2/6/17
Duration: 23:52
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Jason Karp, PhD
Jason KarpA runner since age 11, Dr. Jason Karp is one of America’s foremost running experts, entrepreneur, and creator of the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification. He owns Run-Fit, LLC, the premier provider of innovative running and fitness services.

He has been profiled in a number of publications and is the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (the fitness industry’s highest award) and 2014 recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Community Leadership Award.

Dr. Karp has given hundreds of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences and coaching clinics, including Asia Fitness Convention, Indonesia Fitness & Health Expo, FILEX Fitness Convention (Australia), U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention, American College of Sports Medicine Conference, IDEA World Fitness Convention, SCW Fitness MANIA, National Strength & Conditioning Association Conference, ECA World Fitness Convention, and CanFitPro, among others. He has been an instructor for USA Track & Field’s level-3 coaching certification and for coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

A prolific writer, Jason is the author of eight books: The Inner Runner, Run Your Fat Off, 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts, Running a Marathon For Dummies, Running for Women, 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners, 101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners, and How to Survive Your PhD, and is editor of the sixth edition of Track & Field Omnibook. He has more than 400 articles published in numerous international coaching, running, and fitness trade and consumer magazines, including Track Coach, Techniques for Track & Field and Cross Country, New Studies in Athletics, Runner’s World, Running Times, Women’s Running, Marathon & Beyond, IDEA Fitness Journal, Oxygen, PTontheNet.com, Shape, and Ultra-Fit, among others. He also was the senior editor for Active Network.

At age 24, Dr. Karp became one of the youngest college head coaches in the country, leading the Georgian Court University women’s cross country team to the regional championship and winning honors as NAIA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. He has also coached high school track and field and cross country. His personal training experience ranges from elite athletes to cardiac rehab patients. As a private coach, he has helped many runners meet their potential, ranging from a first-time race participant to an Olympic Trials qualifier. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Dr. Karp is a nationally-certified running coach through USA Track & Field, has been sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks, and was a member of the silver-medal winning United States masters team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Dr. Karp received his PhD in exercise physiology with a physiology minor from Indiana University in 2007, his master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 1997, and his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science with an English minor from Penn State University in 1995. His research has been published in the scientific journals Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, and International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
  • Book Title: Run Your Fat Off
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/DrJasonKarpRunFit
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drjasonkarp

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why running has been largely ignored by weight loss experts.
  • What to do if you want to run, but feel intimidated by it. 
  • What you need if you want to start running. 
  • How long and far you have to run to see results.
  • Other insights from his book Run Your Fat Off.

    High Five Highlights:

    • What turned you on to running? It’s freeing, the freedom of movement.
    • I have this theory high performing people start their day with a routine or a special way. How do you start your day? Breakfast. Always start with breakfast.
    • You have accomplished a lot in your life. What is your key to success? You have to remain relentlessly persistent.
    • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share? The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
    • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is…” not to be afraid of failure; it’s a part of success.

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